Background      

The West African region is frequently affected by recurring epidemics of measles, cholera, meningitis, Lassa fever and yellow fever, and since 2014 with the the Ebola virus disease, for which the national health systems are not adequately prepared to provide an appropriate response. In addition, very often the region is faced with natural and/or man-provoked disasters which can engender health problems. These epidemics lead to restrictions on free movement of people and goods, with a negative impact socioeconomic development.

Problem Statement       

The low capacity for the prevention and management of epidemics and other health emergencies accounts for numerous deaths and impedes regional integration.

Programme Objective  

Build the capacities for surveillance, disease prevention, response and resilience to epidemics and emergencies.

Programme Outcomes  

The capacities of countries and the region in epidemic disease surveillance, prevention, response and resilience strengthened.

Programme Components 

  • Prevention and surveillance of epidemic prone diseases
  • Preparation and response to epidemics and other emergencies

Specific Objectives

  • Strengthen the capacity of Member States and the region for resilience, prevention, detection, surveillance and response to epidemics and emergencies
  • Coordinate regional surveillance and response

Major Interventions  

  • Establishment of the Regional Centre for Disease Prevention and Control including strengthening of the  network of laboratories
  • Strengthening cross border and inter-sectorial collaboration;
  • Establishment of a regional early warning and rapid intervention unit;
  • Building the capacities of Member States for the application of International Health Regulations (IHR);
  • Establishment of a regional fund for epidemic control

Intermediate Outcomes   

  • Regional Centre for Disease Prevention and Control established and operational
  • Regional Rapid Intervention Unit established
  • Countries trained in the application of the IHR
  • Regional Fund for Epidemic Control established.

Actualités

Publication

Epid W11

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- Summary of health events in 2020.
- Covid-19 outbreak: Update.

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Epid W10

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- Summary of Outbreaks Diseases in 2020.
- Covid-19 outbreak: Update.
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the DRC: Update.

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Epid W9

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- Summary of Outbreaks Diseases in 2020.
- Epidemiological Situation of Lassa fever.
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the DRC: Update.
- Covid-19 outbreak: Update.

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Epid W8

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- Summary of Outbreaks Diseases in 2020
- Epidemiological Situation of poliomyelitis
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the DRC: Update
- Covid-19 outbreak: Update.

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Epid W7

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- Summary of Outbreaks Diseases in 2020.
- Epidemiological Situation of poliomyelitis.
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the DRC: Update.
- Covid-19 outbreak: Update.

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Epid W6 2020

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- Summary of Outbreaks Diseases in 2020.
- Epidemiological Situation of poliomyelitis.
- Epidemiological Situation of meningitis.
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the DRC: Update.
- Covid-19 outbreak: Update.

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Epid W5 2020

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- Summary of Outbreaks Diseases in 2020.
- Epidemiological Situation of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic fever.
- Epidemiological Situation of Lassa fever.
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the DRC: Update.
- New coronavirus outbreak: Update.

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Epid W4 2020

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- Summary of Outbreaks Diseases in ECOWAS in 2020.
- Epidemiological Situation of Lassa fever.
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the DRC: Update.
- New coronavirus outbreak: Update.

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Epid W3 2020

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- Summary of Outbreaks Diseases in ECOWAS in 2019.
- Epidemiological Situation of Lassa Fever.
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the DRC: Update.
- New coronavirus outbreak: Update.

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Epid W2 2020

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- Summary of Outbreaks Diseases in ECOWAS in 2019.
- Epidemiological Situation of Meningitis
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the DRC: Update.
- New coronavirus outbreak in Chinese city of Wuhan: Update.

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Epid W1 2020

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- New! Cluster of pneumonia cases possibly associated with novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China.
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the DRC: Update.

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Epid W52

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- Summary of Outbreaks Diseases in ECOWAS in 2019.
- Epidemiological situation of Measles.
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the DRC: Update.

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Epid W51

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- Summary of Outbreaks Diseases in ECOWAS in 2019.
- Epidemiological situation of Poliomyelitis.
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa Fever.
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the DRC: Update.

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Epid W50

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- Summary of Outbreaks Diseases in ECOWAS in 2019.
- Focus theme: Anthrax.
- Epidemiological situation of Poliomyelitis.
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the DRC: Update.

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Epid W49

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- Summary of Outbreaks Diseases in ECOWAS in 2019.
- Epidemiological situation of Yellow fever.
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa Fever.
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the DRC: Update.

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Epid W48

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- Summary of Outbreaks Diseases in ECOWAS in 2019.
- Epidemiological situation of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic fever.
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa Fever.
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the DRC: Update.

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Epid W47

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- Summary of Outbreaks Diseases in ECOWAS in 2019.
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa Fever.
- Epidemiological situation of poliomyelitis.
- Epidemiological situation of Yellow Fever.
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the DRC: Update.

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Epid W46

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- Summary of Outbreaks Diseases in ECOWAS in 2019.
- Epidemiological situation of poliomyelitis.
- Epidemiological situation of Yellow Fever.
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the DRC: Update.

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Epid W45

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- Summary of Outbreaks Diseases in ECOWAS in 2019.
- Epidemiological situation of poliomyelitis.
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the DRC: Update.

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Epid W44

- Overview of epidemiological situation.
- Epidemiological situation of polio.
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa Fever.
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Update.

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Epid W43

- Overview
- Theme Focus: Chikungunya.
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Update.

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Epid W41

Overview:
- Epidemiological situation of Monkeypox,
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa Fever,
- Epidemiological situation of cholera,
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Update.

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Epid W40

- Epidemiological situation of Lassa Fever,
- Epidemiological situation of Yellow Fever,
- Epidemiological situation of Measles,
- Epidemiological situation of cholera,
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Update.

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Epid W39

- Epidemiological situation of poliomyelitis,
- Epidemiological situation of Dengue Fever,
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Update.

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Epid W38

- Epidemiological situation of cholera,
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa Fever,
- Epidemiological situation of Measles,
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Update.

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Epid W37

- Focus Theme: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa fever,
- Epidemiological situation of yellow fever,
- Epidemiological situation of dengue fever,
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Update.

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Epid W36

- Epidemiological situation of yellow fever,
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa fever,
- Epidemiological situation of cholera,
- Epidemiological situation of measles,
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Update.

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Epid W35

- Epidemiological situation of Lassa fever,
- Epidemiological situation of yellow fever,
- Epidemiological situation of poliomyelitis,
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Update.

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Epid W34

- Epidemiological situation of Lassa fever,
- Epidemiological situation of cholera,
- Epidemiological situation of yellow fever,
- Epidemiological situation of poliomyelitis,
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Update.

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Epid W33

- Epidemiological situation of poliomyelitis,
- Epidemiological situation of cholera,
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the Democratic
- Republic of Congo (DRC): Update.

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Epid W32

- Epidemiological situation of poliomyelitis,
- Epidemiological situation of measles,
- Epidemiological situation of cholera,
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa fever,
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the Democratic
- Republic of Congo (DRC): Update.

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Epid W31

- Epidemiological situation of cholera,
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the Democratic
- Republic of Congo (DRC): Update.

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Epid W30

- Outbreak of Yellow fever in Côte d'Ivoire
- Epidemiological situation of dengue fever,
- Epidemiological situation of cholera,
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the Democratic
- Republic of Congo (DRC): Update.

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Epid W29

- Epidemiological situation of Dengue fever,
- Epidemiological situation of cholera,
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa fever,
- Epidemiological situation of measles,
- Ebola Virus epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Update.

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Epid W28

- Ebola Virus Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of international concern
- Epidemiological situation of cholera
- Epidemiological situation of measles

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Epid W27

- Epidemiological situation of Cholera,
- Epidemiological situation of Dengue Fever,
- Epidemiological situation of Poliomyelitis,
- Update of the Ebola epidemic in the
- Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Epid W26 2019

- Epidemiological situation of Cholera,
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa Fever,
- Epidemiological situation of Dengue Fever,
- Epidemiological situation of Measles,
- Update of the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Epid W25

- Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus_MERS Cov (Focus Theme),
- Epidemiological situation of Cholera,
- Epidemiological situation of Measles,
- Update of the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Epid W24 2019

- Antimicrobial resistance in the food chain (Focus Theme),
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa fever
- Epidemiological situation of Dengue fever
- Update of the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Epid W21

- Tuberculosis in ECOWAS region (Theme Focus)
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa fever
- Epidemiological situation of Measles
- Update of the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Epid W20 2019

- Monkeypox (Theme Focus)
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa fever
- Epidemiological situation of Measles
- Update of the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Epid W17 2019

- News on Malaria Vaccination (Theme Focus)
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa fever
- Epidemiological situation of Measles
- Epidemiological situation of Meningitis
- Update of the situation of the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Epid W16 2019

- Malaria in the Ecowas Region (Theme Focus)
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa fever
- Epidemiological situation of Measles
- Epidemiological situation of Meningitis
- Update of the situation of the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Epid W15 2019

- Epidemiological Situation of Poliomyelitis (Theme Focus)
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa fever
- Epidemiological situation of Measles
- Epidemiological situation of Meningitis
- Update of the situation of the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Epid W14 2019

- Epidemiological Situation of Cholera (Theme Focus)
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa fever
- Epidemiological situation of Measles
- Epidemiological situation of Meningitis
- Update of the situation of the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Epid W13 2019

- Epidemiological Situation of Meningitis (Focus Theme)
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa fever
- Epidemiological situation of Measles
- Update of the situation of the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Epid W12 2019

- Antimicrobial resistance analysis,
- Epidemiological situation of meningitis,
- Epidemiological situation of Lassa fever,
- Update of the situation of the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Epid W11 2019

This edition of the epidemiological newsletter focuses on the description of the measles situation in the ECOWAS region and reviews the major health events under surveillance in the region, notably Lassa fever and meningitis.

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