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  • Humanitarian Bulletins 2012 - Health

    Extracted and machine translated from Côte d’Ivoire Bulletin Humanitaire

    The outbreak of W135 meningococcal meningitis occurs in the health districts and Tengrela Kouto, north the country since the week of January 16-22. Thirty (30) cases, including four (4) deaths were reported for
    these two districts. The Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS has undertaken activities free pick-up cases, strengthening of epidemiological surveillance, awareness populations and investigation in order to break the chain of transmission of the germ. Health District Kouto was declared a state of alert.

    A case of meningitis was confirmed on the site of Nahibly displaced persons, in Duékoué west of Côte d'Ivoire. This is a child of 7 years. He is under treatment and his life would not be danger. About 4,500 displaced people living on this site where risk of infection is always possible.

    The Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS, with support from the World Health Organization Health Organization (WHO), organized the February 16 to 19 a vaccination campaign against meningitis for
    approximately 160,000 people aged two (2) years and over in two health districts (and Tengrela Kouto).

    In addition to this campaign in the epidemic areas, Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS has provided a second step of vaccinating more than 250,000 people in the north, from the border with Ghana (Region Gountougo) until the border with Guinea (Tonkpi region), in passing through the center (Gbeke region). To this end, 300,000 doses of vaccines have been ordered.

    A mission led by the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS, through the Centre National Blood Transfusion (CNTS), in collaboration with its partners (WHO, PEPFAR CDC, United Nations Fund for Population Activities, the International Rescue Committee, Save the Children, MSF
    France) has stayed in the regions of west and northwest of the country (Daloa, Duékoué, Odienné and Man) of February 5 to 10 as part of the evaluation of accessibility to blood products in these regions
    countries. Refund was made at the Health Cluster meeting on February 15 in Abidjan. The princiaples findings include:

    • Needs considerable within four (4) health districts visited and only 60% of
    were satisfied in 2011, which caused several deaths, especially among children under
    5 years and pregnant women;
    • At the regional hospital of Man, 86 deaths including 66 children under five (5) years and
    10 pregnant women were registered in 2011 due to lack of blood;
    • Of the 365 days of 2011, the hospital of Man has been 262 days of stock out blood products;
    • A General Hospital Duékoué on 140 deaths recorded between September and December 2011, more than 36 deaths are caused by lack of blood.

    The mission identified the supply problems of health facilities in West
    blood products and to highlight the delay in the operation of structures
    blood whose rehabilitation is complete.

    In terms of responses, a freezer should be provided by partners and the Government at CTS Daloa to maintain the plasma. External controls of laboratory quality should also be organized. Moreover, an antenna of blood transfusion should be open to Man to Hospital from 1st in March.

    The health cluster informs the IRC and CARE International will begin medical activities in the district Health Bangolo, west of Côte d'Ivoire. MDM will work in the health district of Gueyo, Bas Sassandra to the west. The health district which has 110,000 inhabitants with only two health centers.
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    Re: Humanitarian Bulletins 2012 - Health

    Translated from Côte d’Ivoire
    Bulletin Humanitaire N°12 | 10 avril 2012

    Cases of meningitis were reported in Toulepleu in seven (7) health areas from a total of eight (8) that account the health district of Toulepleu. Moreover, cases have been notified within five (5) souspréfectures account that the Department of Toulepleu. A total of 23 cases, seven (7) deaths were reported of the week one (1) to 13, a fatality rate of 30 percent. All cases were assumed to be General Hospital is Toulepleu General Hospital Duékoué. Moreover, the alert threshold has been reached During week nine (9).
    To address this situation, the actors in the health field have intensified
    active surveillance with community participation. A weekly meeting was held at
    all areas of health. In addition, an immunization response plan was developed.
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