Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Polio this week as of 21 July 2021
:: In his latest blog, Bill Gates talks about the progress against polio made possible through the iron will of health workers and partners such as Rotary, GPEI’s support to COVID and new strategy to secure success. He calls on global solidarity/support to deliver on promise of polio-free world. Read more…
:: The GPEI welcomes the 20th Report of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) which provides independent assessments of the programme to help refine and improve the GPEI’s work.
Summary of new WPV and cVDPV viruses this week (AFP cases and ES positives):
:: Ethiopia: 10 cVDPV2 cases and one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
:: Liberia: one cVDPV2 case
:: Madagascar : two cVDPV1 cases
:: Nigeria: nine cVDPV2 case and five cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
:: Senegal: one cVDPV2 case
:: South Sudan: one cVDPV2 case
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.”
Crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia
:: Ethiopia – Tigray Region Humanitarian Update Situation Report Last updated: 9 Jul 2021
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 16 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]
UN OCHA – Current Emergencies
Current Corporate Emergencies
Ethiopia – Tigray Region Humanitarian Update Situation Report, 19 July 2021
:: Over eight months on since the start of the conflict in Tigray, the humanitarian situation remains alarmingly dire and could further deteriorate if immediate action is not taken.
:: Inside the region, humanitarians can now access previously hard-to-reach area, with 75 per cent of the population now in zones where relief operations can take place.
:: In addition, a humanitarian convoy arrived on 12 July in Tigray’s capital Mekelle, the first to reach the region in more than two weeks.
:: However, supplies & personnel fall short of the immense needs of people in Tigray. Stocks are depleting fast, as road access to the region has been curtailed over the last weeks.
:: Increased humanitarian funding and unfettered access to the region is urgently needed to prevent loss of life in Tigray