WHO is scaling up novel coronavirus preparedness efforts in the African region and supporting countries to implement recommendations outlined on 30 January.

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On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo notified WHO of a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in North Kivu Province, in the eastern part of the country.

The Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. Each week, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided for a few selected events.

A table is provided at the end of the bulletin with information on all new and ongoing public health events currently being monitored in the region, as well as recent events that have largely been controlled and thus closed.


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Inaugural Meeting of the WHO Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Technical Advisory Group (RMNCAH TAG)

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    28 September 2020
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    25 August 2020
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    31 May 2020