Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Polio this week as of 25 September 2018 [GPEI]
:: Featured on www.polioeradication.org: Coffee with Polio Experts – Head of WHO Chad Dr Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo speaks about the ongoing efforts to reach every child with polio vaccine across Chad.
Summary of new viruses this week:
Afghanistan – – two new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) positive environmental samples; Pakistan – five new WPV1-positive environmental samples;
Nigeria – three cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) and two cVDPV2-positive environmental samples;
Niger – two cVDPV2 cases;
Horn of Africa (Somalia) – three cVDPV3 cases and one cVDPV3 positive environmental sample; and,
Papua New Guinea – two new cVDPV1 cases.
WHO has posted a refreshed emergencies page which presents an updated listing of Grade 3,2,1 emergencies as below.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
:: 08: Situation report on the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu 25 September 2018
:: Disease Outbreak News (DONs) Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
27 September 2018
[See Milestones above for detail]
:: High-Level Event on the Humanitarian Response in Yemen
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization
United Nations General Assembly, 24 September 2018
WHO Grade 2 Emergencies [to 29 Sep 2018]
:: Weekly Situation Report 44 -19 September 2018
:: WHO is scaling up response to a fast-moving cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe’s capital
Harare/Brazzaville 13 September 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up its response to an outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe, which is expanding quickly in Harare, the country’s capital with a population of more than two million people…
Cameroon – No new announcements identified
Central African Republic – No new announcements identified
Ethiopia – No new announcements identified
Hurricane Irma and Maria in the Caribbean – No new announcements identified
Iraq – No new announcements identified
occupied Palestinian territory – No new announcements identified
Libya – No new announcements identified
MERS-CoV – No new announcements identified
Niger – No new announcements identified
Sao Tome and Principe Necrotizing Cellulitis (2017) – No new announcements identified
South Africa Listeriosis (2017) – No new announcements identified
Sudan – No new announcements identified
Ukraine – No new announcements identified
Outbreaks and Emergencies Bulletin, Week 37: 15 -21 September 2018
The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 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 Niger
:: Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe
:: Cholera outbreak in Chad
:: Cholera outbreak in Nigeria
WHO Grade 1 Emergencies [to 29 Sep 2018]
Angola (in Portuguese)
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Papua New Guinea
Tropical Cyclone Gira
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 – No new announcements identified.
Yemen – No new announcements identified.
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 – No new announcements identified.
Somalia – No new announcements identified.
We will cluster these recent emergencies as below and continue to monitor the WHO webpages for updates and key developments.
EBOLA/EVD [to 29 Sep 2018]
[See Milestones above for more detail]
MERS-CoV [to 29 Sep 2018]
– No new announcements identified.
Yellow Fever [to 29 Sep 2018]
:: The Republic of Congo to vaccinate more than one million people against yellow fever
26 September 2018, Brazzaville – The Republic of Congo, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners started today a vaccination campaign to control the spread of yellow fever in the port city of Pointe Noire and surrounding areas. More than 1 million people from nine months of age are expected to be vaccinated in this six-day campaign.
The vaccination campaign uses doses from the global emergency Yellow Fever vaccine stockpile managed by the International Coordination Group on Vaccine Provision (ICG) and funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The ICG coordinates the timely and equitable provision of vaccines during outbreaks and maintains an emergency stockpile of six million doses of yellow fever vaccine, which is continually replenished. Gavi will also cover operational costs for this campaign.
The immunization drive is a response to a laboratory-confirmed yellow fever case, which tested positive on 21 August 2018, after visiting a rural area…
Zika virus [to 29 Sep 2018]
– No new announcements identified.