In the past week, from 2 to 8 September, 45 new confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases, with an additional 35 deaths, have been reported from five health zones in three affected provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In the 21 days from 19 August to 8 September 2019, 57 health areas in 17 health zones reported new cases, (Table 1, Figure 2). During this period, a total of 175 confirmed cases were reported, with the majority coming from the health zones of Kalunguta (17%; n=30), Beni (17%; n=29), Mambasa (13%; n=23), and Mandima (13%; n=22). Twelve health areas that have previously been reporting cases of EVD since the beginning of the outbreak have not reported a case in more than 21 days.
In the past week, from 26 August to 1 September, 59 new confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases,
with an additional 45 deaths, have been reported from seven health zones in three affected provinces
in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
In the 21 days from 12 August to 1 September 2019, 58 health areas in 17 health zones reported new
cases, (Table 1, Figure 2). During this period, a total of 193 confirmed cases were reported, with the
majority coming from the health zones of Beni (20%, n=39), Kalunguta (15%, n=28), and Mandima
(12%, n=23). The incidence of new cases in Beni Health Zone has improved, with seven new cases
reported in the last week, compared to up to 48 new cases per week observed five weeks ago.
Este folleto presenta los datos sobre la mortalidad por ENT y la prevalencia de factores de riesgo de las ENT, para los países en la región de las Américas. Su contenido está enfocado en la agenda 5 x 5 de ENT que incluye las principals ENT (enfermedades cardiovasculares, cáncer, diabetes y enfermedades respiratorias crónicas) y la salud mental (suicidio); así como los principales factores de riesgo de ENT (consumo de tabaco, uso no civo del alcohol, dieta p oco s aludable, ac tividad física insuficiente) junto con la contaminación del aire. Incluye información sobre el número y porcentaje de muertes, tasas de mortalidad estandarizadas por edad, muerte prematura por ENT y la prevalencia de los principales factores de riesgo de las ENT.
This booklet presents data on NCD mortality and prevalence of NCD risk factors, by country, for the Region of the Americas. The focus is on the 5 x 5 NCD agenda which includes the main NCDs (cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases), and mental health (suicide); as well as the main NCD risk factors (tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet, insufficient physical activity), along with air pollution. It includes information on the number and percentage of deaths, age-standardized death rates, premature death from NCDs and the prevalence of NCD risk f actors.
DM for Care
In northeastern Nigeria—“Boko Haram’s den”—at least 3 in 10 people suffer from untreated mental illness. Despite high suicide rates and risks of radicalization, care is reserved for treating substance use or disorders like schizophrenia.
Nonprofits like NEEM Foundation and Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative are working to provide mental health first aid via Twitter and Whatsapp. NEEM also helps reintegrate former Boko Haram fighters, and MANI runs a suicide hotline and advocates for decriminalizing suicide attempts.
“Our counselors are volunteer psychiatrists and medical officers that are, a lot of times, the thin line between life and death,” says MANI’s Rasheedat Olarinoye.
4ième edition (PSR-4)