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20 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

• The health cluster mobilized partners in response to the large scale attack in Mogadishu in which 358 people (including missing ) died while 525 people were injured. The cluster coordinated the delivery of about 20 tonnes of urgently needed medical supplies to trauma facilities throughout the capital

• The health cluster through its partners has provided more than 2.6 million health consultations from the beginning of the year. It has provided more than 274 thousand consultations in October alone which is 77% of its monthly target.

19 Nov 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12-18 November 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, West Nile fever, chikungunya, yellow fever, plague, monkeypox, marburg virus disease, malaria and cholera.

16 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Between August and October, the pre-famine nutrition response trend analysis shows a 38 percent increase in admissions of children affected by severe acute malnutrition with medical complications, highlighting the continuing critical nutrition situation in Somalia. 48 stabilization centres (SC) are supported by UNICEF across the country. The increase is in part due to the opening of one additional UNICEF supported stabilization centre in Baidoa.

15 Nov 2017 description
report Concern Worldwide

This is the fifth report from the Concern Somalia Nutrition & Mortality Monitoring System (NMS), which covers 20 IDP camps in the Afgoye Corridor, near to Mogadishu. A team of community health workers, closely supported and supervised by Concern nutrition staff, is collecting monthly data on resident households and new arrivals. The system was designed and is being implemented in partnership with University College London (UCL).

15 Nov 2017 description
report Oxfam

Key Statistics

  • 22.9 million People affected by drought in the region

  • 15 million People facing crisis and emergency food Insecurity

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

  • $1,612,000 million Horn of Africa Drought Response funding gap

CONTEXT UPDATE

14 Nov 2017 description

Current major event

Deaths from Dengue in Pakistan

Pakistan is endemic for Dengue fever (DF) since 1994. The country faced a number of repeated outbreaks in different provinces during last two decades. The recorded peak transmission season of DF virus is during July to October/ November. This year an outbreak was reported from the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 69 deaths reported from this outbreak so far.

14 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 106,005 cholera / AWD cases and 1639 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.5%) have been reported in 12 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2017. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda,
Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Of the countries reporting,
Somalia accounts for 74% of the total cases reported in 2017, followed by South Sudan at 16%.

13 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 36 new cases of AWD were reported in week 44 compared to 26 cases in week 43 in Central zone

  • The new AWD cases were reported from 8 districts in one region, of which 100% were reported from Banadir region

  • No new death was reported in the one zone

  • A cumulative total of 60,763 cases and 820 deaths have been reported in 52 districts of 16 regions of South central and Puntland since January 2017

09 Nov 2017 description

A fifth consecutive below-average season likely; Famine (IPC Phase 5) risk continues

KEY MESSAGES

05 Nov 2017 description

Mogadishu, 05 November 2017 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed a generous US$2 million Emergency Grant Aid from the Government of Japan to contribute to enhancing the epidemic disease surveillance and supporting emergency primary health care response activities in Somalia.

01 Nov 2017 description

Current major event

Cholera in Yemen: Key questions

The cholera outbreak in Yemen continues to rage and from April to 28 October 2017, a total of 880,987 suspected cholera cases including 2,183 associated deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.25% were reported from Yemen. The cases were reported from almost all governorates (96% of the governorates were affected) and almost all districts (92% of the districts were affected).

01 Nov 2017 description

Mogadishu, Somalia, 1 November 2017-- The World Health Organization (WHO) in coordination with the Somali Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) will be conducting a two-month training program for community health workers on case management of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD)/Cholera. The program will begin with 3 days training of 35 trainers (TOTs), who will cascade the training to the community level. The training program will be implemented between 1 November and 31 December 2017 and covers the 11 Southcentral Zone regions.

31 Oct 2017 description
report Save the Children

Two million children reached through Save the Children’s drought response

Over the last nine months, more than two million children have benefited from lifesaving support of the drought response programme launched and implemented by Save the Children since February 2017 in Somalia. This was in response to the increasing need of humanitarian assistance to drought affected community in Somalia/Somaliland.

31 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • Overall, the trend of trends of suspected cholera cases and deaths have slightly declined with less districts reporting cases compared to the previous months.

  • From January to June 2017, 71,663 cumulative cases of suspected AWD/cholera and, 098 related deaths have been recorded including Somaliland Puntland and South Central.

  • 60 tons of essential medicines and medical supplies and cholera treatment distributed to major health facilities and cholera treatment Centres.