Emergencies

Emergencies
 
POLIO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Polio this week as of 1 May 2018 [GPEI]
:: In Iraq, polio vaccinators work to protect conflict-affected children.
:: In preparation for the Seventy-first World Health Assembly, taking place on 21-26 May, the Director-General’s office has finalized the Strategic Action Plan on Polio Transition. The Plan has three strategic objectives, which are highly interlinked:

  1. a) Sustaining a polio-free world after eradication (with the Post-Certification Strategy as its main pillar);
  2. b) Strengthening immunization systems;
  3. c) Strengthening emergency preparedness, detection and response capacity.

The Plan aims at aligning these objectives with the overall vision of the 13th General Programme of Work and WHO’s support at the country level, with the eventual phasing out of resources from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The action plan in all official UN languages may be found here.

Summary of newly-reported viruses this week:
Afghanistan: One new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1)  positive environmental sample has been reported, in Kandahar province.
Pakistan: Five new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1)  positive environmental samples have been reported, one in Balochistan province, two in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, and two in Sindh province.
Nigeria: Three circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2)  positive environmental samples have been confirmed, one in Gombe province, and two in Jigawa province.

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WHO Grade 3 Emergencies  [to 5 May 2018]
[Several emergency pages were not available at inquiry]

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WHO Grade 2 Emergencies  [to 5 May 2018]
[Several emergency pages were not available at inquiry]

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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. 

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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.
Somalia
:: Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia, 5 April – 2 May 2018
:: OCHA Somalia Flash Update #3 – Humanitarian impact of heavy rains | 2 May 2018