Southern Africa Weekly Report Map, 24 - 30 June 2014
A military intervention named “Operation Coup d’Arret” was undertaken in the south, in response to cattle raiding incidents. During the military intervention 62 dahalo were killed and 32 others arrested. IDPs have reportedly started returning home as security conditions have improved in the affected area.
An evaluation of the first year’s anti-locust campaign indicates an improvement; swarms have been significantly reduced and potential rice production areas protected. $3.5 million will be allocated to the second campaign for 2014-2015, however a gap of $10 million funding is still present.
The Ministry of Health notified WHO of a dengue fever outbreak on 21 April 2014. As of 8 May, the total number of cases was 243 (77 laboratory confirmed and 166 suspected), with no deaths. Cabo Delgado, the most affected province, has reported a total of 182 cases (56 laboratory confirmed and 126 suspected). The response is ongoing.
United Republic of Tanzania:
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare notified WHO of a dengue fever outbreak on 4 Feb 2014. As at 30 May, the outbreak had spread to 7 regions in Dar es Salaam (1,017 confirmed cases and 4 deaths) and 2 regions in Zanzibar (1 confirmed case and no deaths). As of 25 June, the total cumulative suspected cases were 3,151, of which 1,339 were confirmed and no new deaths. There has been a sharp decline in the number of confirmed cases in June, with no new cases reported in Zanzibar and the northern areas of the country since 14 June.
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