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Africa Mortality Symposium

 

(AfriMS)

 

Counting the Dead, Making the Dead Count in Africa

November 29-30, 2022 in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Organised by COMSA (Countrywide Mortality Surveillance for Action) in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation and Njala University

The Symposium will feature keynote lectures, scientific and policy sessions, poster sessions, and networking opportunities.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • national, subnational, and regional mortality in Africa

  • approaches and techniques to assess mortality

  • mortality by age group

  • mortality related to demographic or geographic characteristics

  • specific important causes (e.g., malaria, hepatitis)

  • epidemics and pandemics, including COVID-19

  • health policy, health systems, and mortality

For more information, visit: https://comsasl.org/

Share your latest MORTALITY RESEARCH or PROGRAM RESULTS in Africa with a REGIONAL and GLOBAL audience.

Please submit your abstract at bit.ly/3yqBM8d or by scanning the below code by August 15, 2022.

 
 
 

BRIEF MONTHLY NOTE ON THE STATUS AND TREND OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC MAY 2022

INTRODUCTION.

This brief is focused on selected major national events during the five Epi-weeks of JUNE 2022 (30 MAY -3 JULY 2022) that include trend in newly reported cases, deaths, laboratory tests performed, CFR and % Test Positivity Rate. All figures are based on official government data (EPHI daily tweet notification. The CFR and % Positive rates are computed from the reported figures. The findings from MAY are compared with the preceding month of that of APRIL.

Table 1. MONTHLY SUMMARY JUNE-MAY and APRIL

 

Monthly Reported NEW

  Monthly Average

 

 CASES

DEATHS

LAB TESTS

CFR

% POSITIVE RATE

JUNE 2022

16,795

28

156394

0.16

10.73

MAY 2022

  1765

3

113498

0.17

1.55

APRIL 2022

  755

9

110116

1.04

0.62

DIFF   JUNE – MAY

Tenfold

NINE FOLD

+3382

-0.01

+9.18

 

 

TABLE 2 SUMMARY OF WEEKLY REPORTED CASES JUNE 2022

 

 CASES

DEATHS

LAB TESTS

CFR

% POSITIVE RATE

MAY30-5JUNE

2666

2

41209

0.07

6.46

6 JUNE-12 JUNE

3751

1

33429

0.02

11.21

13 JUNE-19 JUNE

5175

7

33532

0.13

15.43

20 JUNE-26 JUNE

3292

7

26225

0.21

12.55

27 JUNE-3 JULY

1911

11

21900

0.57

8.72

TOTAL JUNE

16795

28

156394

0.16

10.73

 

የኢትዮጵያ ጤና አጠባበቅ ማኅበር (ኢ.ጤ.አ.ማ) በሰሜን ወሎ ዞን በጦርነቱ ወቅት ጉዳት ለደረሰባቸው 5 ጤና ጣቢያዎች 2 ነጥብ 6 ሚሊዬን ብር ግምት ያለው የህክምና ቁሳቁስ ድጋፍ አድርጓል፡፡ 
 
ማኅበሩ ከግሎባል አሊያንስ እና ፓካርድ ፋውንዴሽን ባገኘው የገንዘብ ድጋፍ ልዩ ልዩ ለህክምና አገልግሎት መስጫ የሚውሉ መሳሪያዎችን ድጋፍ ያደረገ ሲሆን፤ የማኅበሩ ዋና ዳይሬክተር ዶ/ር አለማየሁ መኮንን  በወልድያ ከተማ ግንቦት 8 ቀን 2014 ዓ.ም. ተገኝተው  አስረክበዋል፡፡ 
 
ዳይሬክተሩ በጦርነቱ በጤና ተቋማቱ ላይ የደረሰውን ውድመት በስፍራው ተገኝተው በማጤን የሚያስፈልጋቸውን መሰረታዊ የህክምና ቁሳቁስ ድጋፍ ከማድረግ ባሻገር የጤና ባለሙያዎች ከሥነ ልቦና ጫና ተላቀው ለማኅበረሰቡ የተሻለ የህክምና አገልግሎት እንዲሰጡ ለማስቻል ማኅበሩ ልዩ ልዩ ስልጠናዎችን እየሰጠ መሆኑን አስረድተዋል፡፡
 
የተደረገው ድጋፍም ለሰሜን ወሎ ዞን ወልድያ ፣ አይዳ ፣ ደንሳ፣ ሮቢት እና አይና ቡግና ጤና ጣቢያዎች እንደሚከፋፈል ተገልጿል፡፡ 
 
በተመሳሳይ በዛሬው እለትም በደሴ ከተማ ርክክብ የሚፈጸም ይሆናል፡፡
 
The Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) and College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University (CHS-AAU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 25 March 2022 in Addis Ababa.
Dr. Alemayhu Mekonnen, Executive Director of EPHA and Dr. Andualem Deneke, Chief Executive Director of CHS-AAU, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations.
The aim of the MoU is to support the recovery and/or rehabilitation of health service providing facilities and caring Internal Displaced People (IDPs) in conflict affected regions of the country mainly in northern Ethiopia.
The CHS-AAU and EPHA have joined hands to contribute for the rehabilitation and restoration of health facilities in the conflict affected areas of the country especially in the catchment population of Woldia Hospital.
They conveyed a message to all to provide technical and financial support for the rehabilitation of health service facilities.
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