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WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 15: 08 - 14 April 2019; Data as reported by 17:00; 14 April 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)


This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including: Humanitarian crises in South Sudan Humanitarian crises in North East Nigeria Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Cholera outbreak in Kenya Measles outbreak in Madagascar
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Cholera in Yemen: A case study of epidemic preparedness and response

The Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Healt, (2018)


The report offers 20 top recommendations for getting ahead of future outbreaks in Yemen and similarly complex humanitarian settings. In 2015, Yemen was declared a Level 3 emergency by the UN, kicking into gear the highest level of humanitarian support. A massive cholera outbreak followed, leading to 1 million suspected cases in 2 waves from September 2016-July 2018. “We largely know ‘what to do’ to control cholera, but context-specific practices on ‘how to do it’ in order to surmount challenges to coordination, logistics, insecurity, access and politics remain needed,” the report states. While the response improved between the 2 waves, there were gaps. For one, Yemen’s history of cholera should have triggered a heavy focus on pre-planning for an epidemic, such as stockpiling supplies and doubling down on community-based surveillance, the report fou
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Situation Report of Cholera Outbreak in Borno State No.81: wk 48 (26th November – 2nd December 2018)

Government of Nigeria, (2018)


The total number of suspected cholera cases reported as at 29 th October 2018 stands at 5,513 with 73 associated deaths, (CFR – 1.32%). 2174 in Jere, 1,283 in MMC, 341 in Magumeri, 34 in Kaga, 155 in Konduga, 136 in Chibok, 11 in Shani, 42 in Damboa, 1027 in Ngala, 88 in Askira-Uba, 161 in Kwaya-Kusar, 56 in Bama and 53 in Dikwa LGAs. No additional case reported from Kaga, Chibok, Shani, Damboa, Askira Uba, Kwaya-Kusar and Bama LGAs.
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WHO EMRO Weekly Epidemiological Monitor: Volume 11, Issue 42 (21 October 2018)

World Health Organization, (2018)


As many as seven countries– Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region have established an early warning system for disease outbreaks with a view to early detecting and rapidly investigating any public health event of potential concern. Such a system, in the absence of a routine disease surveillance system, needs continuous monitoring and assessment using a set of performance benchmarks.
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