This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 74 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
Cholera in Chad
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire.
1,800,944 persons affected by Cyclone Idai and Kenneth as reported by INGC
53,246 persons reported across 50 sites in Sofala, Manica, Tete and Zambezia Provinces in DTM’s multi-sectoral location assessment
279,230 persons assisted with various shelter and essential household items in Sofala and Cabo Delgado Provinces by IOM.
1.85M People affected; 400K Displaced; 603 Deaths; 1641 Injured; 1.2M People in need; 6766 Cholera cases; 43556 Malaria case
3214 Displaced; 45 Deaths; 91 Injured; 374K People in need; 225 Cholera cases; 7279 Malaria case
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The risk of communicable diseases remains a humanitarian concern with major health risks including cholera, acute watery diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, malaria and other vector borne diseases and conditions such as severe acute malnutrition.
Access to the affected districts is still conditioned due to the destruction of roads, the telecommunications network and the interruption of electricity.
In March and April 2019, Mozambique was hit by two consecutive tropical cyclones that left a trail of death, damage and destruction in their path.
On the evening of 25 April, Tropical Cyclone Kenneth made landfall between the districts of Macomia and Quissanga in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.