POLIO Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

Emergencies

POLIO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

Polio this week as of 29 June 2021
:: In October 2020, the Fourth meeting between the National Authorities for Containment (NAC) and Containment Working Group for the Global Commission for Certification (GCC-CWG) was convened to discuss global updates on the Containment workstream programme, COVID-19 implications and Containment programme adjustments, among other issues. The meeting report is now available here.
:: “For global programs to meet their goals and improve health, gender must be addressed at every level, from the household and community to management and organizational leadership.”- Conclusion in the recently published research: The influence of gender dynamics on polio eradication efforts. Read more here.

Summary of new WPV and cVDPV viruses this week (AFP cases and ES positives):
:: Nigeria: ten cVDPV2 cases and four cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
:: Egypt: one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample

 

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Note for the record
Fourth Meeting between the National Authorities for Containment and Containment Working Group for the Global Commission for Certification
Virtual Meeting -Tuesday, Wednesday 27-28 October 2020
Contents
:: Abbreviations and acronyms
:: Update on global poliovirus containment –Daphne Moffett, WHO
:: Update on the auditor qualification and auditor support plan, 2021–2023 –Nicoletta Previsani, WHO
:: Process for revision of the Global Action Plan for Poliovirus Containment (GAPIII, 2014) and development of a tool for identifying and assessing potentially infectious materials and poliovirus –Harpal Singh, WHO
:: Next steps towards certification of containment –James Blaine, Chair, Containment Working Group Task Group
:: Status of containment certification –David Salisbury, Chair, Global Commission for the Certification of the Eradication of Poliomyelitis
:: Outcomes of the survey of national authorities for containment –Harpal Singh, WHO
:: Application for a certificate of participation: lessons learnt and the way forward –Liliane Boualam, WHO
:: Country experience –Lia Haynes Smith, US National Authority for Poliovirus Containment, USA
:: Requirements for containment of novel oral poliovirus vaccine and potentially of S19 –Mark Pallansch, Chair, Advisory Group on mOPV2 provision
:: The way forward –Daphne Moffett, WHO

 

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WHO/OCHA Emergencies

 

Editor’s Note:
WHO has apparently reorganized and fundamentally shifted how it judges and tracks “emergencies”. We found no announcement of descriptive information to share and present the webpage structure as encountered below. Obviously, the dates associated with some of these emergencies suggest that this is an archival platform as well as a current emergencies resource.

Health emergencies list – WHO
“The health emergencies list details the disease outbreaks, disasters and humanitarian crises where WHO plays an essential role in supporting countries to respond to and recover from emergencies with public health consequences.”

 

Ebola outbreak, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2021
[Last apparent update: 3 May 2021]

Ebola outbreak outbreak, N’Zerekore, Guinea, 2021 [Last apparent update: 3 May 2021]

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic [Last apparent update 3 July 2021; See COVID above]

Ebola outbreak, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2020 [Last apparent update: 1 June 2021]

Ebola outbreak, North Kivu, Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2018 – 2020 [Last apparent update: 3 May 2021]

Ebola outbreak, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2018 [Last apparent update: 24 July 2018]

Yemen crisis [Last apparent update: 12 February 2021]

Syria crisis [Last apparent update: 18 June 2021]

Somalia crisis [Last apparent update: 24 March 2018]

Nigeria crisis [Last apparent update: 9 May 2018]

Ebola outbreak, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2017 [Last apparent update: 3 May 2021]

Zika virus disease outbreak, 2015-2016 [Last apparent update: 24 Jan 2020]

Ebola outbreak: West Africa, 2014-2016 [Last apparent update: 3 May 2021]

Iraq crisis [Last apparent update: 9 Jan 2008]

South Sudan crisis [Last apparent update: 23 Sep 2020]

Avian influenza A (H7N9) virus outbreak [Last apparent update: 21 May 2021]

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) outbreak [Last apparent update: 8 July 2019]

Influenza A (H1N1) virus, 2009-2010 pandemic [Last apparent update: 10 Aug 2010]

 

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UN OCHA – Current Emergencies
Current Corporate Emergencies
No new digest content identified

 

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