Humanitarian Health Action

Central African Republic health situation reports

2014

  • 16 August 2014

    WHO continues support the Ministry of Health, Social Affairs and Promotion of Gender and Humanitarian Action on the development and national transition plan for HeRAMS. The security situation in Batangafo is unpredictable and over 20 000 people has been internally displaced.

  • 1 August 2014

  • 20 July 2014

    The security situation in Central African Republic remains volatile and unpredictable. Most humanitarian organizations have significantly reduced their staff in the country including WHO. Two technical staff remains in Central African Republic, one of them was temporarily evacuated to Bangui. There is a need to strengthen the functionality of the hospital in Bimbo to better serve then increasing population of the internally displaced people. The vaccination campaigns in 6 IDP sites in Kanga Bandoro and Bambari are disturbed because of the security constrains.

  • 7 July 2014

  • 15 June 2014

  • 4 May 2014

    The Health Cluster partners has provided medical screening for those 1 400 internally displaced people from Bambari, Kabo and Sido Middle. There has been a measles outbreak in the Western region and a vaccination campaign has been prepared for the response in the areas of Carnot and Ber-Berati. Security remains one of the main concerns. The 26 April 22 people were killed, including three staff from the MSF Holland and the 1 May one UNHCR staff member in the attacks against health centres.

  • 20 April 2014

  • 18 April 2014

  • 11 April 2014

    The priority health needs are access to essential health services, strengthening disease surveillance and the availability of health resources. The first three causes of morbidity are malaria , diarrheal diseases and acute respiratory infections with a tendency proportional malaria increased since week 13. A cholera outbreak is confirmed in in northern Cameroon on the border of Central African Republic. Health Resources Availability Mapping System (HeRAMS) has been implemented to better identify epidemiological risks and the availability of resources.

  • 4 April 2014

  • 25 March 2014

  • 24 March 2014

  • 16 March 2014

    Despite the unstable security situation many of internally displaced people are returning to their homes. There are several suspected cases of measles and chickenpox in the country. As direct support to restoration of essential services WHO donated 14 March blood bags to the blood transfusion centre and emergency medical kits to the l’Hopital de l’Amite in Bangui. A workshop for mapping the health resources (HeRAMS) took place 13-14 March 2014

  • 10 March 2014

    The security situation remains unstable. However more and more Internally Displaced People are returning to their homes. The health sector is underfunded and therefore unable to increase essential access to health services, especially outside Bangui. With the support of MSF-France, the Surgery Department at the University Hospital of Bangui will be soon operational for surgical support. Malaria remains the leading cause of consultations. Its proportional morbidity decreased 50% between the first and ninth week of 2014 from 60% to 30%.

  • March 2014

    Violence has increased in the country, leading to the internal displacement of 206 000 people. Health facilities have been looted and medical staff have fled their posts. There are limited services for essential health care, reproductive health, infant and child health and nutrition.

  • 25 February 2014

  • 11 February 2014

  • 2 February 2014

  • 26 January 2014

    The insecurity in the country during the recent days has made the delivery of health services very difficult, reducing the number of the humanitarian health workers on the ground. It has also been very difficult to deploy health workers located in Bangui. Measles situation remains stable, 23 confirmed cases in Bria since 15 January 2014.

  • 21 January 2014

    The insecurity in the country has limited and delayed delivery of health services. There has been disruptions of services provided by the mobile clinics, vaccination of children and services provided by hospitals on the axel Ouandago - Banforo - Bangui and Bandoro - Mbrès. A measles outbreak has been reported in Bria.

  • 20 January 2014

    The security situation remains fragile, but has been relatively calm the last five days. Some security incidents has occurred in Bangui, where the UN teams including WHO and WFP are located. Health, protection and food security remain the three priority areas in the country.

  • 14 January 2014

    The violence of the past 45 days has forced people to move and according to OCHA, estimated 2.2 million people are in need of Humanitarian assistance. The access to clean drinking water and the poor hygiene conditions exposes people to the risk of disease and epidemics. Internally displaced people, who are not sleeping in the camps are at risk of malaria. The management of mental health and the services on chronic diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, diabetes and hypertension are not on the optimal level.

  • 10 January 2014

    Only few UN agencies in some areas of the province are providing humanitarian assistance. Increase of displaced people from Bangui in host families. Difficulties to supply medicines, safe blood transfusions and nutritional supplements.

  • 5 January 2014

    The security situation remains fragile, which limits the provision of humanitarian assistance. According to OCHA, estimated 935 000 people are internally displaced (20% of the population). Most of the IDPs (512 000) are in Bangui. Up to 2.2 million people are in need of Humanitarian assistance. According to the MIRA report health, protection and food security are the three priority areas in the country.

2013

2008

2005

  • Photo story: The Central African Republic remains one of the world's most silent health crises

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  • 12 January 2005

  • Jyly 2005

    Addressing Emergency Obstetric Care and Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV)

    Over the last 10 years, CAR has experienced at least four coups. In March 2003, General Francois Bozize took power and established a new government after a war which lasted almost six months. This war generated internally displaced populations, destruction and looting of the public infrastructure. Currently the country is facing an emergency that UN has described as “the world’s most silent crisis.”

2004

2001