24 February 2020 – National committee for epidemic management (CNGE) discuss stricter preventative measures

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Decision Maker : Ministry of Health and Social Action
Implementation : National committee for epidemic management (CNGE)

Overview: Intervention : Fifth weekly meeting of the National committee for epidemic management (CNGE), corresponding to the 1st meeting on Covid19.
Target audience : government and public
Intended effect : information on Covid19 in the world and preparation of health system to face probable covid19 crisis in Senegal.

Full details here: http://www.sante.gouv.sn/Actualites/cinqui%C3%A8me-r%C3%A9union-hebdomadaire-du-comit%C3%A9-national-de-gestion-des-epid%C3%A9mies-cnge

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Learning from other jurisdictions, World Health Organization
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government
Evidence/Justification: The national committee for the management of epidemics, CNGE, as part of its weekly meetings, met this Monday, February 24, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Health and Social Action to take stock of the coronavirus epidemic .
As of today, according to data from the World Health Organization, the epidemiological situation of the Covid epidemic19 is presented as such:
No new country has reported Covid19 in the past 24 hours
At the World level
78,811 confirmed cases (1,017 new)
29 affected countries

In China
77,042 confirmed cases (650 new)
2,445 deaths (97 new)

Outside of china
1,769 confirmed cases (367 new)
17 deaths (6 new)
28 affected countries

Official data of Senegal as of February 24, 2020
00 Confirmed case

Faced with the spread of the disease, the CNGE recommends strengthening alert, epidemiological surveillance and health control measures at the front doors; To this end, ten prevention officers and two others from the hygiene service will join and support the AIBD airport team after their training;
Monitoring travelers from epidemic areas over a 14-day period also remains a challenge and the relay takes place in the regions and health districts.

Regarding the “care” component, the process of bringing the treatment center up to standards, according to WHO, continues at the level of Fann’s infectious disease department; The treatment and transit centers set up during the onset of EBOLA virus disease are being evaluated in the regions, as are the rapid intervention groups;

Regional epidemic management committees around the territorial administration continue to be organized with a view to preparing the response;

The psychosocial support cell maintains its listening and support system for fellow citizens living abroad as well as their families.

The CNGE requests strict compliance with preventive measures, individual and collective hygiene with particular emphasis during gatherings in order to limit contamination of the disease in the community as much as possible;

The involvement of all sectors of activity is expected in the fight against the disease!