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WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 22: 27 May - 2 June 2019; Data as reported by 17:00; 2 June 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)


This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including: Anthrax (probable) in Lesotho Vaccine derived poliovirus type 2 (environmental sample) in Cameroon Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo Cholera in Zambia Chikungunya in Congo.
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Mozambique: Two Cyclones: Idai and Kenneth (As of 22 May 2019)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, (2019)


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.
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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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Bulletin: Cholera and AWD Outbreaks in Eastern and Southern Africa, Regional Update for 2019 - as of 1 April 2019

UN Children's Fund UNICEF, (2019)


Approximately 3,385 cholera / AWD cases including 19 deaths have been reported in 10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR); with an average Case Fatality Rate of 0.6%, since the beginning of 2019. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Kenya accounts for 35.4 % (1,198) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Mozambique at 31% (1,048).
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WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies Week 7: 11 - 17 February 2019; Data as reported by 17:00; 17 February 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)


Chikungunya in the Republic of Congo Cholera in Uganda Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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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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