Emergencies

Emergencies

 
POLIO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Polio this week as of 18 September 2018 [GPEI]
:: Featured on www.polioeradication.org: Coffee with Polio Experts – Darcy Levison of WHO talks about the logistical challenges of reaching every child in the Lake Chad subregion.

Summary of new viruses this week:
Afghanistan – one new case of wild poliovirus (WPV1)
Democratic Republic of Congo – two new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2).
 
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Editor’s Note:
WHO has posted a refreshed emergencies page which presents an updated listing of Grade 3,2,1 emergencies as below.

WHO Grade 3 Emergencies  [to 22 Sep 2018]
Bangladesh – Rohingya crisis
:: Using local materials to build health facilities  12 September 2018
:: Weekly Situation Report 43 – 13 September 2018pdf, 220kb
 KEY HIGHLIGHTS
:: Bangladesh is experiencing seasonal influenza, which may also be circulating in the camp area.
:: A total of 1,988 family and 70 co,munity water filters have so far been distributed to 13 partner organizations with the main beneficiaries being pregnant women.
:: Since February 2018, 18 327 children of 0-23 months have received BCG vaccination while the Pentavalent vaccine has been administered to 20,522 children.

Democratic Republic of the Congo
:: 07: Situation report on the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu 18 September 2018

Syrian Arab Republic
:: WHO airlifts 21 tons of medical supplies to Al-Hasakeh governorate in north-east Syria
14 September 2018

Yemen
:: Dialysis patients in Yemen struggle to obtain regular sessions amid war  16 September 2018

Iraq – No new announcements identified
Nigeria – No new announcements identified
Somalia – No new announcements identified
South Sudan – No new announcements identified

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WHO Grade 2 Emergencies  [to 22 Sep 2018]
Cameroon  – No new announcements identified
Central African Republic  – No new announcements identified
Hurricane Irma and Maria in the Caribbean – No new announcements identified
occupied Palestinian territory – No new announcements identified
Libya – No new announcements identified
Myanmar – No new announcements identified
Sao Tome and Principe Necrotizing Cellulitis (2017) – No new announcements identified
South Africa Listeriosis (2017) – See below
Sudan – No new announcements identified
Ukraine – No new announcements identified

Outbreaks and Emergencies Bulletin, Week 37: 8 – 14 September 2018
The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 52 events in the AFRO region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
:: Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
:: Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe
:: Cholera outbreak in Algeria
:: Yellow fever outbreak in Republic of Congo
:: Humanitarian crisis in Mali.

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WHO Grade 1 Emergencies  [to 22 Sep 2018]
Afghanistan
Angola (in Portuguese)
Chad
Ethiopia
Kenya
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Mali
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Tanzania
Tropical Cyclone Gira
Zambia
 
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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. 
Yemen 
:: Yemen Humanitarian Update Covering 7–17 September 2018 | Issue 27  Published on 17 Sep 2018

Syrian Arab Republic   No new announcements identified.

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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 63 | 3 – 16 September 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 22 Sep 2018]
http://www.who.int/ebola/en/
[See Milestones above for more detail]

MERS-CoV [to 22 Sep 2018]
http://who.int/emergencies/mers cov/en/
18 September 2018
Epicurve of confirmed global cases of MERS-CoV png, 229kb

Yellow Fever  [to 22 Sep 2018]
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/yellowfev/en/
No new announcements identified.

Zika virus  [to 22 Sep 2018]
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/zika/en/
No new announcements identified.