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18 Jan 2018 description
infographic World Health Organization

Highlights

Cumulative figures

  • The cumulative total from 27 April 2017 to 14 Jan 2018 is 1,035,676 suspected cholera cases and 2,244 associated deaths, (CFR 0.22%), 1100 have been confirmed by culture.

18 Jan 2018 description

Voice actors gather in a radio studio in Mogadishu to create a public service announcement to help fight outbreaks of diarrhea and cholera.

“My wife is the jealous type. Of late, her cooking isn’t what it used to be,” Ali, one of two male characters, says jokingly to his friend, who is having him over for lunch.

Their playful tone abruptly stops when they notice there is water but no soap to wash their hands – one of the central themes the ads are trying to convey, that people must wash hands before eating to halt the spread of cholera.

18 Jan 2018 description
infographic World Health Organization

Highlights

Cumulative figures

-The cumulative total from 27 April 2017 to 7 Jan 2018 is 1,029,717 suspected cholera cases and 2,241 associated deaths, (CFR 0.22%), 1094 have been confirmed by culture.

  • 59.3 % of death were severe cases at admission - The total proportion of severe cases among the suspected cases is 16.8% - The national attack rate is 373 per 10,000. The five governorates with the highest cumulative attack rates per 10,000 remain Amran (877), Al Mahwit (832), Al Dhale’e (644), Hajjah (504) and Sana’a (498).

18 Jan 2018 description

Bangui, le 18 janvier 2018 – Les civils en République centrafricaine paient à nouveau un lourd tribut aux affrontements entre groupes armés. Les combats qui opposent depuis la fin du mois de décembre 2017 les mouvements armés « Révolution Justice » (RJ) et le « Mouvement national de la libération de la Centrafrique » (MNLC) au Nord et à l’Est de la ville de Paoua (Préfecture de l’Ouham Pendé dans le Nord du pays) ont fait plus de 60 000 déplacés internes.

18 Jan 2018 description

This alert has been prepared as a complement to the indicative humanitarian needs and requirements for Ethiopia presented in the 2018 Global Humanitarian Overview.

In advance of the finalization of the meher assessment results, it is anticipated that between 5 and 7 million people will be targeted with relief assistance, requiring around $895 million over the course of 2018.

The priorities for immediate financing highlighted in this document are geared towards achieving two purposes:

18 Jan 2018 description
report Voice of America

More than a year has passed since Abdulkafi Alhamdo tweeted about what he, his wife, and baby daughter endured during the months-long siege of rebel-held eastern Aleppo by Russian-backed Syrian government forces, as cluster and barrel bombs wreaked havoc around them.

“There was a time when I just cried for two days, not for myself but for my family,” he reported, as he described the savage destruction and death he witnessed around him.

18 Jan 2018 description

Summary

During December 2017, 17 incidents of violence against health care were reported. Of these, 16 have been verified and one still being verified (in the besieged area). Among the verified attacks, six incidents were reported on hospitals, three in Hama (two in Kafr Zeita and one in Latmana sub districts). two in Idleb (Ma'arrat An Nu'man and Khan Shaykun), while one incident reported on a hospital in Dara.

18 Jan 2018 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 742nd meeting held on 11 January 2018, received a briefing by the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Public Health Threats to Peace and Security in Africa.

Council took note of the presentation made by the Director of the Africa CDC, Dr. John Nkengasong. Council also took note of the statements made by the Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Liaison Office to the AU, Dr. Innocent Ntaganira, and by the representative of the European Union.

18 Jan 2018 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), lors de sa 742ème réunion le 11 janvier 2018, a suivi une communication du Centre africain de contrôle et de prévention des maladies (CDC Afrique) sur les menaces à la paix et à la sécurité liées à la santé en Afrique.

18 Jan 2018 description

January 17, 2018: World Health Organization, WHO, is helping the government to contain an outbreak of Chikungunya in Mombasa following reports from clinicians of increased unknown febrile illness that presented with very high fever, joint pains and general body weakness. The tests were found malaria negative and sometimes dengue fever negative.

The outbreak has affected all the six-sub counties namely, Mvita, Kisauni, Nyali, Changamwe, Jomvu and Likoni. Most cases are found on the island, Mvita.

18 Jan 2018 description
report Theirworld

*In an initiative to tackle malnutrition, children at a charity's preschools help to plant and harvest the healthy vegetables then eat them for lunch. *

A charity in Malawi is growing sweet potatoes to ensure young children get essential Vitamin A.

The staple diet of nsima - a porridge made from cassava or maize flour - has little protein and very few vitamins, so the children are not getting the full range of nutrition they need in the early years.

18 Jan 2018 description

179,471
Refugees and IDPs received non-food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in December 2017.

2,012 New arrivals registered in South Sudan in December 2017.

19,132 Refugees living in Pamir refugee camp as of 31 December 2017

Working with Partners

■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

18 Jan 2018 description

Aides humanitaires d’urgence en faveur des réfugiés Rohingyas au Bangladesh et des victimes de la peste à Madagascar

A la fin de l’année 2017, le Gouvernement Princier a débloqué plus de 100.000 euros pour répondre à deux appels d’urgence en faveur des réfugiés Rohingyas au Bangladesh et de la population malgache touchée par une nouvelle épidémie de peste

18 Jan 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Vanuatu

  • Diarrhoea: Kiribati

  • Prolonged fever: Kiribati

Other updates:

Dengue

  • A dengue outbreak is ongoing the Macuata subdivision, the Northern Health Division of Fiji. The dengue serotype has not been identified. Source: Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

18 Jan 2018 description

The Australian Government is providing further support to combat the outbreak of highly contagious and deadly diphtheria amongst Rohingya in Bangladesh who have fled violence in Myanmar.

There have been more than 2,500 cases of suspected diphtheria, including 1,900 children, in camps accommodating Rohingya. At least 30 people have died from the disease, which causes extreme swelling of the throat making it difficult to breathe and swallow.

18 Jan 2018 description
report BRAC

What you need to know:

  • 655,500 people have arrived since 25 August

  • 9,000 crossed the border in the past week

  • 1.2 million require immediate humanitarian assistance, including earlier arriving Myanmar nationals and vulnerable members of host communities