Somalia Health Cluster Bulletin #59 - May 2012
A fourth cholera treatment center (CTC) was opened in Xamarjajab district acting as a referral center for suspected cholera cases to decongest the caseload in Banadir hospital.
A total of 7 out of 37 stool samples collected from patients in Mogadishu tested positive for cholera. Renewed displacements due to current armed conflict affecting the Afgooye corridor and parts of Mogadishu may accelerate an increase of suspected cholera cases.
The Ministry of Health, WHO and UNICEF concluded the two phases of Child Health Days in Banadir and Gedo regions reaching more than 342 000 children under the age of five and more than 352 000 women between the ages of 15 and 49.