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13 Dec 2018 description

12 December 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 32 new suspected cases of cholera (last week: 18 cases), with no deaths, for epidemiological week 48 (26 November to 2 December) of 2018. Of these new cases, 38% (12) are females while 69% (22) are children below five years of age. The cumulative total of cases is 6637, including 45 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%), since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.

12 Dec 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• There was a decrease in the number of AWD/Cholera cases reported from 27 in week 46 to 18 in week 47.

• No new death was reported in week 47.

• A cumulative total of 6,605 cases including 45 deaths have been reported since December 2017

• The cholera outbreak has been contained in 4 regions, however active transmission is still reported in Banadir region

• A total of 2101 people aged 1 year and above received 1st dose of OCV in 4 IDPs in Banadir and Afgoye

KEY FIGURES

09 Dec 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

The Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) has been a gamechanger for WHO. It allows WHO to respond rapidly to disease outbreaks and health emergencies - often in 24 hours or less. This saves lives and helps prevent unnecessary suffering. Furthermore, a quick response dramatically reduces the costs of controlling outbreaks and emergencies, as well as the wider social and economic impacts.

09 Dec 2018 description
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Highlights

10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 36,820 cholera / AWD cases and 433 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 28.6 % (10,529) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Somalia at 17% (6,273).

09 Dec 2018 description

7 December 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 18 new suspected cases of cholera, with no deaths, for epidemiological week 47 (19 to 25 November) of 2018. Of these new cases, 61% (11) are females while 50% (9) are children below five years of age. The cumulative total of cases is 6605, including 45 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%), since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.

07 Dec 2018 description

The humanitarian crisis in Somalia continues to be driven by conflict, recurrent climatic shocks, and political and socioeconomic challenges. Access to basic services remains restricted and protection risks high. An estimated 2.6 million people are displaced. One third of Somalis (4.2 million) will require humanitarian assistance and protection in 2019. Some 1.5 million people are acutely food insecure in Emergency (IPC4) or Crisis (IPC Phase 3); and some 2 million in Stress (IPC 2).

06 Dec 2018 description

Current major event

Transition from EWARN to routine surveillance

A three days workshop was conducted in Damascus, Syria from 8-10 August 2018 to disseminate findings of Early Warning Alert and Response Network (EWARN) evaluation in Syria. Participants included Ministry of Health (MOH) staff and technical EWARN officers. During this workshop the question of how and when to transition from EWARN to routine surveillance was examined.

Editorial note

03 Dec 2018 description

Highlights

• A total of 390 (87%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly report in week 47.

• A total of 9,674 alerts of which 62 were confirmed as true were received in week 47.

• Cholera alerts were received in Banadir regions in IDPs were confirmed as positive for cholera.

03 Dec 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Health cluster partners provided consultation services to 997,637 individuals in 379 health facilities (including 15 mobile health units). Of this, 463,342 were reached through funds received from the humanitarian appeal process.

• Twelve (12) cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) has been confirmed amongst children in Somalia; with five (5) new cases in September and October.

• 7,3654 suspected cases of measles were reported during 2018 up until 28 October. Overall, partners are reporting fewer cases of measles.

29 Nov 2018 description
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Highlights

• An estimated 177,174 children with life threatening severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were treated from January to October 2018. The children reached represent 102 per cent of the overall UNICEF 2018 planning target of 173,000 SAM children.

• A UNICEF-supported inter-agency assessment found 102 children, all boys, reported to be associated with the Puntland forces in Tukaraq military base, in need of further screening and separation from the military.

29 Nov 2018 description

29 November 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 27 new suspected cases of cholera, with one death, reported in Banadir region for epidemiological week 46 (12 to 18 November) of 2018. Of these new cases, 44% (12) are female while 44% (12) are children below five years of age. During this reporting period, of the seven stool samples collected from suspected cholera cases and tested in the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL), six samples were positive for Vibrio cholerae, serotype O1 Ogawa.

29 Nov 2018 description

Highlights

  • A total of 390 (88%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly report in week 44.
  • A total of 9,154 alerts of which 50 were confirmed as true were received in week 44.
  • Cholera alerts were received in Banadir regions in IDPs were confirmed as positive for cholera.
  • Food poisoning affecting 2 families in Jowhar town of middle Shabelle region was reported and under investigation.

Completeness of reporting

27 Nov 2018 description

Current major event

Chikungunya update: Sudan

Sudan has had a major outbreak of Chikungunya since July 2018. A total of 20,110 cases have been reported since the outbreak began. No new cases of the disease were reported during the week ending 11th November 2018.

Editorial note

25 Nov 2018 description

Situation Overview

Humanitarian partners estimate that 4.2 million people will require assistance in 2019. This reduction in needs, in comparison to 2018, reflects an improvement in the overall humanitarian situation and a more focused approach to defining needs that now includes, in addition to people in Crisis (IPC3) and Emergency (IPC4), only those in the most vulnerable circumstances of Stress (IPC2).

22 Nov 2018 description

22 November 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 21 new suspected cases of cholera, with no deaths, for epidemiological week 45 (5 to 11 November) of 2018. Of these new cases, 67% (14) are females while 43% (9) are children below five years of age. The cumulative total of cases is 6560, including 44 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.6%), since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017 along the Shabelle River.

22 Nov 2018 description
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Highlights

10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 36,257 cholera / AWD cases and 425 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 28.5 % (10,318) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Somalia at 17.2% (6,225).

18 Nov 2018 description

Highlights

• A total of 384 (87%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly report in week 46.

• A total of 8,846 alerts of which 174 were confirmed as true were received in week 46.

• Cholera alerts were received in Banadir regions in IDPs were confirmed as positive for cholera

Completeness of reporting

• A total of 384 (87%) of 442 active health facilities in in all regions submitted reports