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16 Aug 2017 description

There were four admissions today at the CTC as at 5pm, one turned negative for cholera RDT and three turned positive for cholera RDT.

Patient line listed yesterday Nuela Nyanzira comes from K3 protection not K3 Z1 B1.

We had one discharge to the community linked to community health workers.

Details of the discharged patient;

  • Zamniba Eugene K3 protection

Cumulatively we have line listed 106 patients as of 12TH August 2017.

11 Aug 2017 description

Food Security

The number of severely food insecure people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia has increased to 14.3 million, following the publication of new data on the situation in Kenya.

09 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The preliminary results of the Long Rains Assessment (LRA) released by the Government of Kenya on 28 July reported that 3.4 million people are food insecure and in need of assistance. This is the highest number of people reported to be in crisis since the same time in 2011, when the number in need was estimated to be 3.7 million.

07 Aug 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 38 events in the region. This week, one new event has been reported: malaria outbreak in Cabo Verde. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:

• Lassa fever in Nigeria

• Hepatitis E in Nigeria

• Cholera in Kenya

• Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon

• Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

04 Aug 2017 description
report Oxfam

KEY STATISTICS

22.9 Million people affected by drought in the region

13.6 Million people are facing Crisis and Emergency Food Insecurity

15 million people won’t have access to safe drinking water in 2017

84,575 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/Cholera have been reported in 2017 – with 1,546 associated deaths

1.8 million people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia have been displaced by drought conditions

03 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The first half of 2017 has been marked by a deepening nutrition crisis across the Arid and Semi-Arid counties lands with the five counties in the country reporting global acute malnutrition rates above 20% since February. The June 2017 prevalence of acute malnutrition in Turkana is comparable to that of the 2011 drought emergency. Since February, five counties in the country have reported GAM in excess of 20%.

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • Nutrition surveys undertaken in June 2017 in Turkana indicate a deepening nutritional crisis compared to five months ago.

  • Insecurity and a nationwide strike by nurses are hampering provision for health and nutrition services in the most vulnerable locations.

  • WFP is seeking resources as part of contingency planning for election preparedness.

  • WFP supported the Government to prepare for the national registration of people 70 years and above for social protection.

30 Jul 2017 description

1. Highlights

  • Currently in week 9 of the cholera outbreak since the first case on 22nd May 2017 in both Kakuma refugee camp and Kalobeyei settlement

  • A total of 145 patient have been line listed and treated so far, 73 in Kakuma and 72 in Kalobeyei since the outbreak started.

  • No mortality has been reported giving a case fatality rate of 0%.

  • The period between 22nd June and 19th July no new cases were line listed in Kakuma but Kalobeyei recorded 5 cases in this period on different days.

25 Jul 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author Samuel Kariuki

Researcher Microbiology/Infectious Diseases, Kenya Medical Research Institute

Disclosure statement

Samuel Kariuki does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above.

24 Jul 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 42 events. This week, two new events have been reported: outbreaks of cholera in Burundi and CrimeanCongo haemorrhagic fever in Senegal. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events in the region, including the:

• Grade 3 humanitarian crises in South Sudan;

• Grade 2 outbreaks of necrotizing cellulitis/fasciitis in Sao Tome and Principe, and cholera in Tanzania;

24 Jul 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- There was little/no rainfall recorded. Rainfall performed poorly in the county and were below normal.
- Pasture condition was generally poor across all the livelihood zones. The situation is below normal.
- The water state remained the same as the previous month. It is below normal.

22 Jul 2017 description

Since the beginning of 2017, Kenya is experiencing an upsurge of cholera cases. The first cholera outbreak reported in 2017 was in Tana River County. The outbreak started on 10 October 2016 and was controlled by April 2017.

20 Jul 2017 description

MSF facilities struggling to cope with influx of patients

Two consecutive strikes by health professionals in 2017 have caused crippling consequences to Kenya’s health system, leaving many public health facilities closed and thousands of people without access to essential medical services.

20 Jul 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Kenya's Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Cleopa Mailu on Wednesday announced that Jacaranda and San Valencia hotels in Nairobi have been closed down indefinitely in the wake of cholera outbreak.

The two hotels are said to have offered catering services at events where participants were later hospitalised after developing cholera-related symptoms.

The minister further said 12 counties have been affected by the outbreak with Nairobi and Garissa, in the northeast, being the worst hit.

Four deaths

19 Jul 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Republic of Kenya Ministry of Health

The National Government through the Ministry of Health is concerned with the increasing incidences of food borne diarrheal, poisoning and cholera in different towns and cities in the country, often related to public functions and outsourcing of food. So far 336 cases with related signs and symptoms; and 3 deaths have been recorded by the Nairobi County since May 2017.

19 Jul 2017 description
report Amref Health Africa

Today, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) celebrated the launch of a partnership with Amref Health Africa that will sustainably improve the health and enable the economic empowerment of more than 500,000 people living in communities in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda through improved access to safe water and sanitation as well as economic empowerment through income generating opportunities.

18 Jul 2017 description

Rainfall

In Somalia there are unfavourable prospects for this year's main Gu crops, after the Gu rains were late and poorly distributed over most areas of the country. In the Lower Shabelle region, the main maize producing area, seasonal rainfall was about 50 per cent belowaverage with drought conditions currently affecting up to 85 per cent of the cropland.

17 Jul 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 37 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, seven Grade 1, and 21 ungraded events.

17 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The drought impact is particularly severe in Isiolo and parts of Wajir (West and South), Turkana and Tana River counties.

  • Nutrition surveys undertaken in June 2017 in Turkana indicate a deepening nutritional crisis compared to 5 months ago, with 3 of the 4 sub counties reporting acute malnutrition of greater than 30% and severe acute malnutrition ranging from 6-12%.