Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety, 5–6 June 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

The Committee examined the clinical development of Ebola virus vaccines and conducted an inventory of available data on their safety. It also reviewed 3 generic issues: updating a global strategy on vaccine safety, use of a network of distributed data to monitor the safety of vaccines and case studies of communication about the safety of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. Weekly epidemiological record/Relevé épidémiologique hebdomadaire 12 JULY 2019, 94th YEAR / 12 JUILLET 2019, 94e ANNÉENo 28, 2019, 94, 309–316

UNICEF DR Congo Ebola Situation Report North Kivu and Ituri 23 June 2019

UN Children's Fund UNICEF, (2019)

According to UNHCR, 300,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are reported to have fled inter-ethnical violence in North Kivu and Ituri and nearly 20,000 people have reached Bunia with the risk that these populations be exposed to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). UNICEF is contributing to the overall response to this humanitarian situation, jointly with partners, and leading the community engagement component of their support and assistance. Following the confirmation of three EVD cases from the same family in Uganda since June 11th, UNICEF participated in the cross-border mission in the affected areas conducted by the Congolese and Ugandan Ministries of Health, World Health Organization (WHO) and On June 14th, the Emergency Committee, led by WHO, expressed its deep concern about the ongoing outbreak but did not declare it as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, partly thanks to the implementation of community engagement

République démocratique du Congo Rapport de situation, 14 juillet 2019

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

Plus de USD 6 millions de dollars du Fonds Humanitaire pour la crise de Djugu Plus de 67 000 enfants ciblés par une vaccination contre la rougeole en Ituri Lutte difficile pour endiguer la rougeole dans le sud-est Persistence de l'insécurité, mouvements continus de civils Appui d’urgence à l’ éducation à Nobili, Nord-Kivu

The 2019 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) , (2019)

This year’s MPI results show that more than two-thirds of the multidimensionally poor—886 millionpeople—live in middle-income countries. A further 440 million live in low-income countries. In both groups, data show, simple national averagescan hide enormous inequality inpatterns of povertywithin countries. For instance, in Uganda 55 percentof the population experience multidimensional poverty—similartotheaverage in Sub-Saharan Africa. But Kampala, the capital city, has an MPI rate of sixpercent, whileinthe Karamojaregion, the MPI soars to 96 percent—meaningthat partsof Ugandaspan the extremes of Sub-Saharan Africa.There is even inequality under the same roof. In South Asia, for example, almost a quarter ofchildren under five live in households where at least one child in the household is malnourished but at least one child is not. There is also inequality among the poor. Findings of the2019 global MPI paint a detailed picture of the many differences in how-and how deeply -people experience poverty. Deprivationsamong the poor varyenormously: in general, higher MPI valuesgo hand in hand with greater variationin the intensity of poverty. Results also show that children suffer poverty more intensely than adults and are more likely to be deprived in all 10 of the MPI indicators, lackingessentialssuch as clean water, sanitation, adequate nutrition or primary education

Weekly Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD): Preparedness for South Sudan Update #43 (08 July 2019)

Government of the Republic of South Sudan, (2019)

Two suspected Ebola virus disease (EVD) alert were reported in Yei on 5 and 6 July 2019. Samples was shipped to Juba National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) for preliminary testing and sent for confirmation in Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI). Results are expected between 8 and 10 July respectively. On 6 July 2019 the first preliminary test for Ebola conducted at the national Public Health Laboratory in Juba using the recently installed polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine was invalid. Confirmation is now being pursued from the Uganda Virus Research Institute. 84,804 screenings were conducted for EVD at 31 points of entry during week 27. The cumulative number of screenings conducted since August 2018 is 2,494,212.

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