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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Sudan: West Darfur Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign to End in Days - Minister
    14 MARCH 2013

    El Geneina — The third phase of the vaccination campaign against yellow fever in West Darfur will end in a few days and the health minister is urging all citizens to get their shots.

    According to Minister Ishaq Ahmed Yaqoub, West Darfur would be "the first state to vaccinate all of its citizens against yellow fever" by the end of the campaign on 17 March.

    The following West Darfur localities were targeted by the campaign in this final phase: Sirba, Jebel Moon and Kulbus.
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    http://allafrica.com/stories/201303150010.html

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    3rd phase of yellow fever vaccination campaign to begin in W. Darfur
    EL-GENEINA
    (28 Feb.) -

    The health minister of West Darfur announced that the third phase of the vaccination campaign against yellow fever that reportedly killed 171 people across Darfur would be launched next Tuesday in the state.

    Ishaq Ahmed Yaqoub said 200.000 people in three localities, namely Jebel Moon, Kulbus and Sirba, are to be vaccinated in this phase.

    He is urging the state’s population, especially those in the targeted three localities, to rush to medical centers as of Tuesday and get their shots.

    According to the minister, no cases of yellow fever have been reported in the state in the last two months.
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    http://www.radiodabanga.org/node/43938

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Sudan: West Darfur Citizens Fear Yellow Fever Claimed Two More Lives
    24 JANUARY 2013

    Armenkol — Citizens of the Armenkol area in Sirba locality, West Darfur, fear that yellow fever may have claimed two more lives and are now "in a state of panic and fear" they told Radio Dabanga.

    Two people suffering severe bleeding and high fever died on Thursday leading locals to suspect the disease could be yellow fever, sources say.

    Armenkol residents confirmed to Radio Dabanga they have not been vaccinated against the disease because the ministry of health indicated yellow fever had not reached the area.

    Witnesses urged authorities to contain the situation before the disease spreads.
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    http://allafrica.com/stories/201301250159.html

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Health ministry, WHO: yellow fever killed 171 in Darfur
    KHARTOUM
    (10 Jan.) -

    A “Situation Report” on the yellow fever outbreak in Darfur jointly released by the Sudanese federal ministry of health and by the World Health Organisation (WHO) asserted that 171 people have died of the disease in the region as of 9 January.

    The report also indicated that 849 suspected cases of yellow fever have been reported in Darfur since 2 September 2012.

    Additionally, the case fatality rate (CFR) of the disease is suspected to be of 20.1 percent.
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    http://www.radiodabanga.org/node/41183

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Health Minister: 'Darfur free of yellow fever'
    KHARTOUM
    (6 Jan.) -

    The Sudanese Minister of Health, Bahr Idriss Abu Garda, announced the five states of Darfur are now 'free' of yellow fever and stressed that the Ministry is waiting for the official statement of the World Health Organization (WHO).

    Abu Garda informed Radio Dabanga in a statement on Saturday, 5 January, that during the last three weeks no new cases or deaths, as a result of the fever, have been reported.
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    http://www.radiodabanga.org/node/40932

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    The graphic above indicates nine fatalities in North Darfur to Dec 9th. - Ro

    Sudan: Yellow Fever Kills Four in North Darfur - Minister
    17 DECEMBER 2012

    El-Fasher — The Minister of Health of North Darfur announced that four people died of yellow fever in the state, when speaking to Radio Dabanga on Monday, 17 December.

    Minister Abu Al Abbas Al-Tayeb Abdullah Jibdu also announced that six patients were diagnosed with the disease.

    According to Jibdu, yellow fever killed two people in the gold mining area of Jebel 'Amer, one in Saraf Omra locality and another in Kabkabiya.

    In addition, one patient was reportedly infected with the disease in Kabkabiya, four in Jebel 'Amer and one in Saraf Omra.
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    http://allafrica.com/stories/201212180059.html

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    From; Humanitarian Bulletin
    Sudan
    Issue 48 | 3 – 9 Dec 2012

    Initial phase of yellow fever campaign completed

    According to the Ministry of Health (MoH) and WHO, 788 cases of yellow fever, including 166 deaths, have been reported in Darfur between 2 September and 9 December 2012. The case fatality rate is 21.1 per cent, down from 24.2 per cent reported on 1 December. Cases have been reported in 34 out of 64 localities in Darfur. According to MoH, there have only been two yellow fever related deaths in the last two weeks, representing a significant decrease from earlier stages of the crisis.

    According to WHO, the first phase of the yellow fever vaccination campaign was completed on 7 December. The campaign started on 21 November, since then some 2.2 million people have been vaccinated against yellow fever. Initial feedback from North, South and West Darfur states shows coverage of at least 94 per cent in each of the areas targeted.

    On 9 December, WHO and MoH received an additional 1.3 million doses of yellow fever vaccine for the second phase of the campaign, which is due start on 15 December. The mobilisation of these additional vaccines that will target some 1.2 million people in Nyala and Shataya in South Darfur, Bindisi and Mukjar in Central Darfur, and Forobaranga in West Darfur was made possible through support from the Government of Sweden.

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    Plans for phase 3 of the yellow fever vaccination campaign
    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has agreed to release an additional 2.2 million doses of yellow fever vaccines for the third and final phase of the campaign in Darfur. The MoH has technical support teams on the ground in Central, South and West Darfur to monitor new cases and conduct surveys in affected locations. Blood banks in affected localities are stocked with blood units and medical supplies, while training for vaccinators and volunteers are being conducted in three localities in South Darfur, one locality in West Darfur and two localities in Central Darfur. The training is being organised by the Government’s expanded programme on immunisation (EPI) department and by NGOs.
    Proposed target population for Phase 3 of the campaign
    Source: Ministry of Health/World Health Organization

    State / Locality / Targeted Population
    North Darfur / Kebkabiya / 247,720
    South Darfur / Edd El Fursan, Elwihda / 1,034,825
    East Darfur / Shaeria, El Daein / 512,473
    Central Darfur / Rokoro, Umm Dukhun / 214,461
    Total / 2,009,479

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Arab League pledges to provide yellow fever vaccines
    CENTRAL DARFUR
    (13 Dec.) -

    The Arab League announced allocation of 250 thousand US dollars for providing yellow fever vaccines to the five states of Darfur. Samir Hosni, director of the African section and Arab cooperation at the Arab League, called on member states in a press statement issued on Wednesday, 12 December, to support and address the humanitarian situation in Darfur.

    He announced that the Arab League is committed to urgently provide vaccines from France and other European countries to vaccinate people in Darfur against yellow fever.

    Two new cases of yellow fever in C Darfur

    Issa Mohamed Moussa Yousef, Minister of Health in Central Darfur, announced the emergence of two new cases of yellow fever in the localities of Zalingei and Umm Dukhun. The new cases bring the total incidence to 413 and the death toll to 81 in Central Darfur, according to the latest statistics issued on Wednesday.
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    http://www.radiodabanga.org/node/39626

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Yellow Fever Outbreak in Darfur, Sudan
    Situation Report No 13, 10 December 2012
    Federal Ministry of Health | World Health Organization

    Highlights
     The first phase of the vaccination campaign ended on 7 December 2012. Results for the first phase are under way as vaccination coverage is currently being assessed by independent monitoring teams. Pending feedback from some mobile teams, the vaccination coverage per area: North Darfur – 97%, South Darfur- 97% and West Darfur – 94%.
     The outbreak has affected 34 localities in Central, South, West, North, and East Darfur. As of 9th December, the total number of suspected cases has reached 788, including 166 deaths (case fatality rate of 21.1%).
     On 9 December 2012, the additional 1.3 million doses of yellow fever vaccine for the second phase of the vaccination campaign scheduled to commence on 15 December 2012 were received in Khartoum. The second phase of the vaccination campaign targets some 1.2 million population in Nyala, Furbaranga, Shataia, Bendacy, and Mokjer.
     The Federal Ministry of Health/State Ministry of Health outbreak investigation team has completed its mission in Jebel A’amir (an area known for traditional mining) in western part of North Darfur. The team reported the high coverage of vaccination campaign (92%). However the mission reported that the environmental health situation in the area needs immediate interventions. In addition, the mission collected blood samples from people with jaundice and were delivered to Central Public Health Laboratory in Khartoum.

    Epidemiology
     Out of 64 localities in Darfur, 34 localities are affected by the yellow fever outbreak.
    Between 2 September and 9 December, the total number of suspected yellow fever cases has reached 788, including 166 deaths (CFR 21.1%).
     About 53.2% of the reported cases are from Central Darfur, 8.6% are from South Darfur, 17.1% are from West Darfur and 20.5% are from North Darfur.
     1% of the reported cases are in the age group 0.1.9, 2% are in the age group 2-4.9, 19.2% are in the age group 5-14.9, 54.1% are in the age 15-29.9 and 16.6% are 30-44.9 years and 7.1% are in the age group of 45 years and above.
    On 9 December 2012, Sudan’s Health Minister Bahr Idriss Abu-Garda receives around 1.3 million doses of yellow fever vaccine mobilized through the support of the Government of Sweden. Swedish Ambassador Jan Sadek, WHO Representative in Sudan Dr Anshu Banerjee, as well as other officials from the Health Ministry joined the Health Minister at Khartoum International Airport.

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    http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...ber%202012.pdf

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Residents cannot leave without vaccination card
    ZALINGEI
    (6 Dec.) -

    Several residents from Zalingei locality in Central Darfur complained that security services are preventing anyone who does not have a yellow fever vaccination card to leave the area, they told Radio Dabanga on Thursday, 6 December.

    According to security forces, this decision was based on instructions they received from the Central Darfur government, witnesses reported.

    Citizens from the locality stressed that this decision is causing them much suffering and severe damages, as they are unable to travel to places like Nyala and El-Geneina to do business.
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    50 deaths in West Darfur

    The Minister of Health of West Darfur, Ishaq Ahmed Yaqoub, revealed that the fatality rate of yellow fever increased from 49 to 50 cases in the past 10 days in the state.

    He added that the number of infected patients increased from 203 to 213 during the same period of time.
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    http://www.radiodabanga.org/node/39356

    Gold miners to be ‘forcibly’ vaccinated
    JEBEL 'AMER
    (6 Dec.) -

    Osman Mohamed Yusuf Kibir, governor of North Darfur, threatened to ‘forcibly’ vaccinate gold miners in Jebel ‘Amer against yellow fever, Radio Dabanga has learned on Thursday, 6 December.

    During a visit to the mine located in El-Sref Beni Hussein locality, Kibir stressed to the 35.000 workers that vaccination is a ‘must’, according to a statement.

    The governor declared that gold miners who do not respond to the campaign against yellow fever will be vaccinated by the security services. Besides, he added that if anyone refuses to take the shots they will be tried for suicide attempt.
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    http://www.radiodabanga.org/node/39354

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: http://www.france24.com/en/20121206-...st-decades-who


    06 December 2012 - 18H35
    Sudan yellow fever outbreak Africa's worst in decades: WHO

    AFP - An outbreak of mosquito-borne yellow fever which has killed at least 165 people in Sudan's Darfur region is Africa's worst in decades, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday.

    "Definitely, this outbreak now could be classed as the largest outbreak" since at least 1990, WHO country representative Anshu Banerjee told AFP...

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  • Giuseppe
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    [Source: World Health Organization, full page: (LINK). Edited.]
    Yellow fever in Sudan – update

    6 December 2012



    As of 4 December, a total of 732 suspected cases of yellow fever, including 165 deaths have been reported in 33 out of 64 localities in Darfur. Laboratory results have confirmed yellow fever by IgM ELISA test and PCR in 40 clinical samples. Tests were conducted at the National Public Health Laboratory in Khartoum, with support from the US Naval Medical Unit 3 (NAMRU-3), WHO Collaborating Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases.

    Currently, the Federal Ministry of Health is organizing an emergency mass vaccination campaign against yellow fever.

    The first phase of the campaign began on 21 November 2012, to cover 2.2 million people, and the second phase of the campaign is planned for this month, to cover an additional 1.2 million at risk population.

    The vaccination campaign is being supported by the International Coordinating Group on Yellow Fever Vaccine Provision (YF-ICG<SUP>1</SUP>), GAVI Alliance, ECHO, Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), and non-governmental organizations working where the campaign is being carried out.

    A comprehensive assessment of the outbreak is ongoing, to obtain additional epidemiological, laboratory and entomological information to understand the evolution of the outbreak and the risk of the epidemic.

    WHO has activated the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) and is deploying additional experts including an entomologist, virologists and an epidemiologist to support the ongoing response in the country.
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    <SUP>1</SUP> The YF-ICG is a partnership that manages the stockpile of yellow fever vaccines for emergency response on the basis of a rotation fund. It is represented by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and WHO, which also serves as the Secretariat. The stockpile was created by GAVI Alliance.
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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Yellow Fever Outbreak in Darfur, Sudan
    Situation Report No 12, 5 December 2012
    Federal Ministry of Health | World Health Organization

    Highlights
     As of 4 December 2012, the yellow fever vaccination coverage for Central Darfur was 77%, for North Darfur – 88.5%, South Darfur – 55% and West Darfur – 91.5%.
     The outbreak has affected 33 localities in Central, South, West, North, and East Darfur. As of 4 December, the total number of suspected cases has reached 732, including 165 deaths (case fatality rate of 22.5%).
     WHO has recommended the emergency response vaccination campaign should be implemented in all affected and considered high risk localities in Darfur. Phase 2 of the campaign will commence next week targeting a population of 1.2 million. For phase 3 of the campaign, an additional two million population will be vaccinated.
     An agreement has been made by WHO with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to release the 2.2 million doses held at BioMaguinhos. This will complete the yellow fever vaccination campaign strategy in Darfur. WHO will negotiate a similar price to that of the emergency stockpile.
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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Yellow fever vaccination campaign moving along
    CENTRAL / WEST DARFUR
    (5 Dec.) -

    Issa Mohamed Moussa Ahmed, Central Darfur's Minister of Health, revealed the emergence of two new cases of yellow fever as well as the recovery of five yellow fever patients in the locality of Zalingei on Wednesday, 4 December.

    The minister informed Radio Dabanga that the incidence of yellow fever in the state has increased from 387 to 394 and stated that no new deaths have been reported, according to the latest statistics issued on Tuesday.
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    West Darfur
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    Moreover, the minister stated they received several complaints from the localities of Sirba and Jebel Moun concerning the emergence of new yellow fever cases. He emphasized that the ministry is currently investigating the complaints and examining the reported cases.

    Also, Yaqoub announced an increase in the incidence of the disease to 204 cases and added that the death toll remains at 49.
    http://www.radiodabanga.org/node/39266

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Yellow Fever Outbreak in Darfur, Sudan
    Situation Report No 11, 1 December 2012
    Federal Ministry of Health | World Health Organization

    Highlights
     As of 30 November 2012, the coverage of yellow fever vaccination campaigns has reached more than half of its targeted population - 79% in West Darfur, 56% in Central Darfur, 65.3% in North Darfur and 64.5% in South Darfur.
     The outbreak has now affected 32 localities in Central, South, West, North, and East Darfur. As of 30 November 2012, the total number of suspected cases has reached 677, including 164 deaths (case fatality rate of 24.2%).
     The Federal Ministry of Health(FMoH), with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), submitted a request for additional doses of yellow fever vaccine from the International Coordination Group (ICG). The ICG has approved the release of 1,341,694 doses of yellow fever vaccine and injection materials to cover vaccination campaign targeting a population of approximately 1.21 million in Greater Nyala, Forbaranga, Shataia, Bendacy and Mokjar.
     Preparations are underway for the second phase of the vaccination campaign with support from non-government organizations working in targeted localities.
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    http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...ber%202012.pdf

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