Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Polio this week as of 11 December 2018 [GPEI]
:: Featured on http://www.polioeradication.org: Mohamed Shire, polio expert from Somalia: from smallpox to polio, a life spent pursuing eradication of diseases; Going the distance to end polio in Papua New Guinea: a video diary of vaccination teams travelling for days by road and helicopter to reach even the most remote areas.
Summary of new viruses this week:
Afghanistan – one new case of wild poliovirus (WPV1).
Papua New Guinea – one circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) and two cVDPV1-positive environmental samples
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 15 Dec 2018]
Democratic Republic of the Congo
:: 19: Situation report on the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu 12 December 2018
:: DONs Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo 13 December 2018
[See Milestones above for more detail]
Bangladesh – Rohingya crisis
:: Weekly Situation Report 54 – 9 December 2018
:: The 9th round of water quality surveillance in refugee settlements started from 26 November 2018 and planned to be completed by 12 December 2018.
:: Four days training on Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies (GBViE) was conducted from 26-29 November 2018. The training targeted health partners providing health services to GBV survivors in the Rohingya refugee camps.
:: Health sector completed the review of JRP projects in the online project system.
:: Third week of the OCV campaign covered 257 682 doses (78.4%) of the targeted beneficiaries.
:: South Sudan set to vaccinate targeted healthcare and frontline workers operating in high risk states against Ebola
Juba 8 December, 2018
[See Milestones above for more detail]
Myanmar – No new announcements identified
Nigeria – No new announcements identified
Somalia – No new announcements identified
Syrian Arab Republic – No new announcements identified
Yemen – No new announcements identified
WHO Grade 2 Emergencies [to 15 Dec 2018]
:: WHO Member States sign Khartoum Declaration on Sudan and Bordering Countries: Cross-Border Health Security
4 December 2018 – Six countries in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean and African Regions have signed a declaration committing themselves to strengthening preparedness and response to public health threats and events across borders in an effort to further the implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) and enhance global health security. The Khartoum Declaration on Sudan and Bordering Countries: Cross-Border Health Security was signed by Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, South Sudan and Sudan on 22 November 2018 in Khartoum, Sudan…
:: Le Niger vaccine 152 000 personnes contre le choléra dans les zones à haut risque
06 décembre 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
Sao Tome and Principe Necrotizing Cellulitis (2017) – No new announcements identified
Ukraine – No new announcements identified
Zimbabwe – No new announcements identified
WHO-AFRO: Outbreaks and Emergencies Bulletin, Week 49: 01-07 December 2018
The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
:: Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
:: Lassa fever in Nigeria
:: Measles in Mauritius
:: Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.
WHO Grade 1 Emergencies [to 15 Dec 2018]
Indonesia – Sulawesi earthquake 2018
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Namibia – viral hepatitis
Philippines – Tyhpoon Mangkhut
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 – No new announcements identified.
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 Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 69 | 25 November – 9 December 2018
Some 8 million people are projected to continue to receive humanitarian assistance in 2019, requiring US$1.2 billion.
Somalia – No new announcements identified.
Indonesia: Central Sulawesi Earthquake –No new announcements identified.