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11 Oct 2018 description

11 October 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 29 new cases of cholera for week 39 (24 to 30 September) of 2018. Among them, 45% were 5 years old and below. The cumulative total of cases is 6423, including 42 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.

10 Oct 2018 description

The Deyr rainfall season (September-December) has begun in parts of the country.1 Projections indicate normal to above-average rains. Prospects for further improvements in food security are high, although humanitarian needs, particularly among the internally displaced people (IDPs) and rural population, remain significant. Increased risk of flooding in some areas due to seasonal rains may impede the ability of the most vulnerable people to recover. The Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) remains critically underfunded.

FOOD SECURITY SITUATION AMONG IDPS

08 Oct 2018 description
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Highlights

10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 34,109 cholera / AWD cases and 412 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.2%), since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe accounts for 25.7 % of the total case load reported this year, followed by Somalia at 17.9%.

06 Oct 2018 description

04 October 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 30 new cases of cholera and no deaths for week 38 (17 to 23 September) of 2018. Since week 28, there has been a decreasing trend in the number of cholera cases reported. The cumulative total of cases is 6394, including 42 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. Of 276 stool samples collected since the beginning of this year and tested in the National Public Heatlh Laboratory in Mogadishu, 80 tested positive for Vibrio cholerae, serotype O1 Ogawa.

01 Oct 2018 description
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Highlights
- The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains critical due to ongoing impacts of drought, displacement and conflict. As per the FSNAUFEWSNET 2018 Post Gu findings, 4.6 million people are still in need of urgent assistance, including an estimated 2.5 million children. While food security is overall improving, the nutrition situation remains critical with more than 954,000 children under-5 expected to be malnourished over the coming twelve months, including 173,000 severely so.

01 Oct 2018 description

The overall food security situation in Somalia has improved due to above average Gu rainfall (April-June) and sustained humanitarian response. Similarly, the nutrition situation has marginally improved. Despite these improvements, high levels of vulnerability persists.

27 Sep 2018 description

27 September 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 34 new cases of cholera including one death for week 37 (10 to 16 September) of 2018. Since week 28, there has been a decreasing trend in the number of cholera cases reported. The cumulative total of cases is 6364, including 42 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. Of 267 stool samples collected since the beginning of this year and tested in the National Public Heatlh Laboratory in Mogadishu, 80 tested positive for Vibrio cholerae, serotype O1 Ogawa.

26 Sep 2018 description

Current major event

Influenza: Burden of disease estimation in Saudi Arabia

On July 2018, the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia conducted a three-day workshop on the estimation of the influenza burden using Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) surveillance data. During the workshop, 12 participants from different regions of the country were trained by influenza experts from Infection Hazard Management unit (IHM) of WHO Regional office for Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO).

Editorial note

25 Sep 2018 description
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The Eastern and Southern Africa region continues to face multiple and more frequent humanitarian crises, including conflict and insecurity, economic shocks, climate change, natural hazards and disease outbreaks.1 More than 17 million people (45 per cent children) remain food insecure throughout the region.

21 Sep 2018 description

Contents

489 Cholera, 2017
497 Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2018

Sommaire

489 Choléra, 2017
497 Fonctionnement de la surveillance de la paralysie flasque aiguë (PFA) et incidence de la poliomyélite, 2018

19 Sep 2018 description
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Highlights

More than 28,553 cholera / AWD cases and 388 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.4%) have been reported in 10 out of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 21 % of the total case load reported this year.

18 Sep 2018 description

6 September 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 76 new cases of cholera including one death for week 34 (20 to 26 August) of 2018. Over the past two weeks, there has been an increase in the number of cholera cases reported. The cumulative total of cases is 6245, including 42 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. Of 261 stool samples collected since the beginning of this year, 79 tested positive for Vibrio cholerae, serotype O1 Ogawa.

12 Sep 2018 description

The food security situation has continued to improve, however needs remain critical with IDPs being the most vulnerable. An estimated 4.6 million people are in need, down from 5.4 million (February 2018).
Forced evictions of IDPs have continued to surge in 2018, affecting an estimated 204,000 individuals by end August.

FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION SITUATION

10 Sep 2018 description

Highlights Cumulative figures as of week 34

• 333 (80%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in the electronic early warning alert and response network (EWARN) system in week 34.

• Total number of consultations decreased from 67,588 in week 33 to 61,506in week 34.

• A total of 6,130 alerts were received. 292 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts in week 34.

09 Sep 2018 description

Current major event

EMFLU and improved influenza data sharing

07 Sep 2018 description
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Highlights

More than 24,897 cholera / AWD cases and 354 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.4%) have been reported in 10 out of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 23.8% of the total case load reported this year.

06 Sep 2018 description

Current major event

Global strategy to Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE)

On 10 April 2018, WHO and partners launched the Global Strategy to Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE). At a meeting in Abuja Nigeria, WHO, UNICEF, Gavi and health officials across the African continent re-affirmed their commitment to eliminate Yellow fever.

Editorial note