Emergencies

Emergencies

POLIO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Polio this week as of 19 June 2019
:: In Angola, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been confirmed.  See ‘Central Africa’ section below for more information.
:: In the Horn of Africa, a cVDPV2 case has been detected in Somali province, Ethiopia, linked to the ongoing cVDPV2 outbreak affecting the region (notably Somalia).  Since detection of the cVDPVs in the Horn of Africa in 2018, Ethiopia had declared these outbreaks – together with the Ministries of Health of Kenya and Somalia – to be a regional public health emergency and has been participating in regional outbreak response.
:: In Papua New Guinea, more than one million children are to be vaccinated against measles-rubella and polio.  More.  To mark the launch of the campaign, the Honorable Prime Minister James Marape personally administered polio vaccine at a launch ceremony.  More.

Summary of new viruses this week:
:: Pakistan – two WPV1 cases and one WPV1-positive environmental sample;
:: Nigeria – five circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) positive environmental samples;
:: Ethiopia – one cVDPV2 case;
:: Somalia – one cVDPV2 isolated from a healthy community contact; and,
:: Iran – one WPV1-positive environmental sample.

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Editor’s Note:
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 22 Jun 2019]

Democratic Republic of the Congo
:: WHO flags critical funding gap, calls for political parties to join fight against Ebola 19 June 2019
:: 46: Situation report on the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu 18 June 2019
:: Disease Outbreak News (DONs) Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
20 June 2019
[See DRC Ebola above for detail]

Mozambique floods
:: Second round of cholera vaccination launches in Cabo Delgado 17 June 2019

Syrian Arab Republic
:: Turkish and Syrian health workers stand together to deliver health services for refugees
19 June 2019

Myanmar – No new digest announcements identified
Nigeria – No new digest announcements identified
Somalia – No new digest announcements identified
South Sudan – No new digest announcements identified
Yemen – No new digest announcements identified

Editor’s Note:
The Bangladesh – Rohingya crisis is now listed as a Grade 2 emergency below.

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WHO Grade 2 Emergencies [to 22 Jun 2019]

occupied Palestinian territory
:: Powering health: WHO brings solar energy to the health sector in Gaza 17 June 2019

Afghanistan – No new digest announcements identified
Cameroon – No new digest announcements identified
Central African Republic – No new digest announcements identified
Cyclone Idai – No new digest announcements identified
Ethiopia – No new digest announcements identified
Iran floods 2019 – No new digest announcements identified
Iraq – No new digest announcements identified
Libya – No new digest announcements identified
Malawi floods – No new digest announcements identified
MERS-CoV – No new digest announcements identified
Niger – No new digest announcements identified
Sudan – No new digest announcements identified
Ukraine – No new digest announcements identified
Zimbabwe – No new digest announcements identified

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WHO Grade 1 Emergencies [to 22 Jun 2019]

Tanzania
:: Cross border disease outbreak simulation exercise reinforces preparedness in East Africa
12 June 2019

Angola – No new digest announcements identified
Chad – No new digest announcements identified
Djibouti – No new digest announcements identified
Indonesia – Sulawesi earthquake 2018 – No new digest announcements identified
Kenya – No new digest announcements identified
Mali – No new digest announcements identified
Namibia – viral hepatitis – No new digest announcements identified

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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. 
Yemen
:: Yemen: Flash floods Flash Update No. 2 As of 17 June 2019

Syrian Arab Republic – No new digest announcements identified

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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.
Editor’s Note:
Ebola in the DRC has bene added as a OCHA “Corporate Emergency” this week:
EBOLA OUTBREAK IN THE DRC
:: République démocratique du Congo Rapport de situation, 21 juin 2019

CYCLONE IDAI and Kenneth – No new digest announcements identified