POLIO Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

Emergencies

POLIO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
https://polioeradication.org/polio-today/polio-now/this-week/

Polio this week as of 26 October 2021
:: On 25 October, the GPEI marked World Polio Day with this year’s theme being “Delivering on a promise”. Several online events were held to mark the day including a discussion on ‘Role of Women in Polio Eradication’ hosted by UNICEF which included a number of speakers. The recording of the event is available here.
:: It has been 30 years since the countries of the Americas defeated polio back in 1991. Read more on what 30 years without the disease means for the Region and the world.
:: While tremendous progress has been made in the fight against polio, wild poliovirus remains endemic to two countries and the threat of cVDPV outbreaks continues to loom. Watch this animation to learn how the GPEI intends to reinvigorate polio prevention and outbreak response with the bold new Strategy for 2022-2026.
Summary of new WPV and cVDPV viruses this week (AFP cases and ES positives):
:: Cameroon: one cVDPV2 case
:: Guinea-Bissau: three cVDPV2 cases
:: Madagascar: one cVDPV1 case and eight positive environmental samples
:: Mauritania: one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
:: Nigeria: 42 cVDPV2 cases and two positive environmental samples
:: Senegal: one cVDPV2 case and one positive environmental sample

 

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WHO/OCHA Emergencies

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.”
Afghanistan crisis [Last apparent update: 5 Aug 2021]

Crisis in Northern Ethiopia [Last apparent update: 18 Oct 2021]

Ebola outbreak, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2021 [Last apparent update: 17 Aug 2021]

Ebola outbreak outbreak, N’Zerekore, Guinea, 2021 [Last apparent update: 17 Aug 2021]

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic [See COVID above]

 

Ebola outbreak, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2020
[Last apparent update: 17 Aug 2021]

Ebola outbreak, North Kivu, Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2018 – 2020
[Last apparent update: 17 Aug 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: 1 Oct 2021]

Ebola outbreak, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2017 [Last apparent update: 17 Aug 2021]

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

Ebola outbreak: West Africa, 2014-2016 [Last apparent update: 17 Aug 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: 13 September 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
Afghanistan
Afghanistan: Weekly Humanitarian Update (18 – 24 October 2021)

 

Northern Ethiopia
[No new reports identified]

 

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