Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Polio this week as of 25 September 2018 [GPEI]
:: Papua New Guinea’s National Department of Health, WHO, UNICEF and partners issue a ‘100 Days Report’: featuring the highlights of response operations so far, the report is dedicated to the thousands of front-line polio workers who brave difficult conditions and work long hours to protect children in Papua New Guinea from polio.
:: The G20 group of countries keeps polio eradication in their priorities: in their statement following the G20 Health Ministerial meeting, Ministers recognize “the importance of eradicating polio” and planning for a sustainable polio-free world.
:: World Polio Day is coming up on 24 October: join partners around the world in making this year’s World Polio Day a success.

Summary of new viruses this week:
Pakistan – Positive samples from environmental surveillance: wild poliovirus in Pakistan (10)
Niger – one new case of cVDPV2
Nigeria – two new cases of cVDPV2
Papua New Guinea – one new case of cVDPV1
Somaiia – one new case of cVDPV2


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 13 Oct 2018 ]
Democratic Republic of the Congo
:: 10: Situation report on the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu  9 October 2018
:: Disease Outbreak News (DONs)  Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
11 October 2018
[See Milestones above for detail]

Bangladesh – Rohingya crisis – No new announcements identified
Nigeria – No new announcements identified
Somalia – No new announcements identified
South Sudan – No new announcements identified
Syrian Arab Republic – No new announcements identified
Yemen – No new announcements identified


WHO Grade 2 Emergencies  [to 13 Oct 2018 ]
Brazil (in Portugese) – No new announcements identified
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
Myanmar – No new announcements identified
Niger – No new announcements identified
Sao Tome and Principe Necrotizing Cellulitis (2017) – No new announcements identified
Sudan – No new announcements identified
Ukraine – No new announcements identified
Zimbabwe – No new announcements identified

Outbreaks and Emergencies Bulletin, Week 40: 29 September – 05 October 2018

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the AFRO region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
:: Hepatitis E in Central African Republic
:: Monkeypox in Central African Republic
:: Dengue fever in Senegal
:: Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
:: Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon.

WHO Grade 1 Emergencies  [to 13 Oct 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. 

Yemen:: Yemen Humanitarian Update Covering 28 September – 6 October 2018 | Issue 29

Key Issues
…Suspected cholera cases have increased with roughly 10,000 reported per week, double the average in the first eight months of this year.

Syrian Arab Republic   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  :: Ethiopia: Gedeo-West Guji, Displacement Crisis, Situation update No.8, 9 October 2018

Somalia  No new announcements identified.


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 13 Oct 2018 ]
[See Milestones above for more detail]

MERS-CoV [to 13 Oct 2018 ]
No new announcements identified.

Yellow Fever  [to 13 Oct 2018 ]
No new announcements identified.

Zika virus  [to 13 Oct 2018 ]
No new announcements identified.