Emergencies

Emergencies
 
POLIO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Polio this week as of 17 July 2018 [GPEI]
:: The Minister of Health of Papua New Guinea officially launched the outbreak response campaign on 16 July in Morobe, Madang and Eastern Highlands provinces.

Summary of new cases this week:
Afghanistan:
:: There is advance notification of one wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case in Chawkay district, Kunar province. The case has onset of paralysis on 22 June. Once confirmed (officially to be reflected in next week’s data), this will bring the total number of WPV1 cases in 2018 (in Afghanistan) to ten.
Nigeria:
:: One new case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) from Geidam LGA in Yobe State has been confirmed. The case has onset of paralysis on 16 June 2018. This is the second cVDPV2 case in Nigeria this year after the one reported from Jigawa state, Kaugama LGA on 15 April 2018. As part of the outbreak response, two campaigns using monovalent vaccine type 2 are planned, subject to review from the Advisory group. Additionally, three confirmed [Sokoto (2) and Yobe 1] and two advanced notice (Sokoto) cVDPV2 positive environmental samples are being reported from May.

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WHO Grade 3 Emergencies  [to 21 Jul 2018]
The Syrian Arab Republic
:: Southern Syrian Arab Republic Health Cluster report pdf, 82kb  13 – 16 July 2018

Nigeria 
:: Borno targets more than 1 million children with anti-malaria therapy  Maiduguri, 13 July 2018

Iraq  – No new announcements identified
South Sudan  – No new announcements identified
Yemen  – No new announcements identified

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WHO Grade 2 Emergencies  [to 21 Jul 2018]
[Several emergency pages were not available at inquiry]
Cameroon  – No new announcements identified
Central African Republic  No new announcements identified.
Democratic Republic of the Congo  No new announcements identified
Ethiopia  No new announcements identified.
LibyaNo new announcements identified.
Myanmar  – No new announcements identified
Niger  – No new announcements identified.
UkraineNo new announcements identified.

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UN OCHA – L3 Emergencies
The UN and its humanitarian partners are currently responding to three ‘L3’ emergencies. This is the global humanitarian system’s classification for the response to the most severe, large-scale humanitarian crises. 
Syrian Arab Republic 
:: Syrian Arab Republic: Dar’a, Quneitra, As-Sweida Situation Report No. 3 as of 19 July 2018
 
Yemen
:: Yemen: Al Hudaydah Update Situation Report No. 8 – Reporting Period: 4 – 13 July 2018

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UN OCHA – Corporate Emergencies
When the USG/ERC declares a Corporate Emergency Response, all OCHA offices, branches and sections provide their full support to response activities both at HQ and in the field.
Ethiopia 
:: Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 57 | 2-15 July 2018

Somalia   – No new announcements identified.

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Editor’s Note:
We will cluster these recent emergencies as below and continue to monitor the WHO webpages for updates and key developments.

EBOLA/EVD  [to 21 Jul 2018]
http://www.who.int/ebola/en/
No new announcements identified.

MERS-CoV [to 21 Jul 2018]
http://who.int/emergencies/mers-cov/en/
No new announcements identified.
 
Yellow Fever  [to 21 Jul 2018]
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/yellowfev/en/
No new announcements identified.

Zika virus  [to 21 Jul 2018]
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/zika/en/
No new announcements identified.