The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 114 events in the region.
The edition covers COVID-19 in the WHO African Region, Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Cholera in Ethiopia.
According to the bulletin, COVID-19 outbreak continues in Africa, with the total number of confirmed cases surpassing 100, 000.
“The overall trends continue to rise although with variation among countries.
“Many countries have started easing confinement measures imposed earlier but they are advised to follow the guidelines issued on that,” it said.
The agency also advised countries to continue with containment and mitigation measures.
“Active case finding, population screening, testing and contact follow-up are particularly important.
“Governments need to commit local resources, supplemented by the donor communities to this response.
“In addition, humanitarian corridors need to be opened up for the movement of essential supplies and personnel in the many countries whose borders have closed as part of their COVID-19 response,” WHO said.
In addition, the agency said the resurgence of Ebola in Beni, DRC, since the April 10, 2020 highlighted the importance of constant and heightened vigilance.
“It heightened the importance of vigilance for this disease in the face of significant challenges affecting the response and the need to respond to other health emergencies, including COVID-19.
“Although, the 42-day countdown to end of outbreak declaration has re-started,” the agency stated.
“To date, confirmed cases have been reported from 29 health zones and as of 31 May, 2020, a total of 2, 280 deaths were recorded,” it said.
The agency, however, said local and national authorities in DRC needed to continue to reinforce surveillance and response measures in the areas affected by the EVD outbreak in order to prevent a major resurgence of cases.
“Increased community engagement is necessary at this point, as survivors experience increasing stigmatisation and rumours abound,” it said.
Meanwhile, WHO said the ongoing cholera outbreak in three regions of Ethiopia had continued poised many challenges, in spite of the declining trend.
“There is poor sanitation, hygiene and housing in at least one of the affected areas, along with lack of oral cholera vaccine and water treatment chemicals, as well as a recurrence in a previously controlled area.
“The ongoing cholera outbreak in three regions of Ethiopia needs urgent attention from local and national authorities and partners, to capitalise on the declining trend and prevent any recurrence or geographical spread,’’ it stated.