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13 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tropical Cyclone Sagar affects an estimated 228,800 people

  • Above-average rainfall, humanitarian assistance improve food security conditions in Somalia

  • UN increases estimated number of IDPs to 2.6 million people

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Jul 2018 description

Highlight:

  • A new VDPV2 isolated from a contact (EPID SOM/GDO/DLO/18/002-C1) from Dolo district in Gedo region of South zone. It has 38 nucleotide differences from Sabin2. The VP1 sequence shows it has no close genetic link to previously sequenced cVDPV2s; it is classified as VDPV2 and represents a VDPV2 event that has not previously been identified.

  • The contact sample is collected from an IDP camp called KABASA

10 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

  • 217 health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in the electronic early warning disease surveillance (EWARN) system in week 26.

  • Total number of consultations increased from 55,256 in week 25 to 55,343 in week 26.

  • A total of 284 alerts were received. 42 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts in week 26.

06 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Children at grave risk as violations spike.

  • Interview with outgoing DHC.

  • The Gu rainy season ends, but needs remain high.

  • Humanitarians step up vaccination campaigns.

  • Lack of funding hampers aid operation.

FIGURES

  • # of people in need 5.4m

  • # of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis (IPC Phases 3 &4) 2.m

  • # of people Emergency (IPC Phase 4) 0.5m

05 Jul 2018 description

Food security has improved significantly in many of the areas worst-affected by the 2016/17 drought, thanks to large-scale humanitarian assistance and improvement in seasonal performance1. Some 2.6 million people are now estimated to be internally displaced. Nearly 2,700 households are displaced following the armed standoff between the Somaliland and Puntland in Tukaraq, Sool region.

DISEASE OUTBREAKS

28 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In March and April 2018, health cluster partners provided consultation services to 559,772 individuals in 263 health facilities (including mobile health units). This includes 326,358 females and 219,131 children under five.

  • Health cluster partners participated in the mass measles vaccination. A total of 3.6M children were vaccinated against measles. The campaign started in February in Puntland where 933,406 children were vaccinated.

24 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

  • 219 health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in the electronic early warning disease surveillance (EWARN) system in week 25.

  • Total number of consultations increased from 44,883 in week 24 to 55,256 in week 25.

  • A total of 341 alerts were received. 50 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts.

24 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

  • VDPV type 2 and type 3 were detected from 2 AFP cases, 3 Contacts and 3 Community samples collected from Bulloburti, Warshakeh and Jemmame West districts of Central and South Somalia. • EPID no: SOM/HRN/BBT/18/002 and the 3 contacts have cVDPV3

The index:

  • Location of case: JAMECO MUBARAK village –BULO BURTI District -Hiran Region - Central zone

21 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

• PV2-VDPV and PV3-VDPV isolated from AFPs, contacts and Community samples collected from Lower Jubba,
Hiran and Middle Shabelle regions of Central and South Zones

• Discussion on progress with team to conduct detail investigation and active search of in these areas

• 459 contact samples and 263 community samples from healthy children collected

• A total of 125 community samples were collected from 5 inaccessible districts in Middle and Lower Shaballe regions

12 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

  • No cVDPV2 or cVDPV3 detected from an AFP case, contact or healthy children

  • 5 ES samples with suspected PV were sent for sequencing. Samples were collected in week 18, 19,20 and 21 from KAWMA (n=3 samples) and 21 October (n=2 sample)

  • Additional 25 community samples collected this week from healthy children in Kurtunware district (inaccessible area) in Lower Shabelle region; It was scheduled to collect 25 stool samples from healthy children living in access-compromised districts of central and south zones.

11 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

• 216 health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in the electronic early warning disease surveillance (EWARN) system in week 22.

• Total number of consultations decreased from 62,876 in week 21 to 59,673 in week 22.

• A total of 4,231 alerts were received. 159 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts1 .

11 Jun 2018 description

The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains challenging in 2018. After a prolonged drought in 2016 and 2017, the above-average Gu rains have had devastating impact in some parts of the country. Flash floods and riverine flooding has been reported in several areas, including the Banadir region, Hirshabelle, Jubaland, Galmuduug, and the South West states. Evictions of IDPs are on the rise, while the benefits of the rainy season are yet to translate into a significantly improved food security situation across the country.

07 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

• 228 health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in the electronic early warning disease surveillance (EWARN) system in week 21.

• Total number of consultations increased from 50,749 in week 20 to 62,876 in week 21.

• A total of 4,449 alerts were received. 303 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts1 .

05 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

  • No cVDPV2 or cVDPV3 reported from any human stool sample in 2017 or 2018

  • 3 PV3 isolated from 3 ES samples collected in week 18, 19 and 20 from KAWMA (n=2 samples) and 21 October (n=1 sample) ES sites with EPID number (ES/SOM/BAN/HDN/EGH/18/019, ES/SOM/BAN/HMW/KAWMA-1/18/018 and ES/SOM/BAN/HMW/KAWMA-1/18/020). Samples are undergoing sequencing

  • KAWMA ES site catchment area house-to-house survey completed. Further investigations ongoing in selected HH with suspected AFPs and sickly children reported.

31 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Over 770,000 people have been affected and 230,000 displaced due to ongoing severe floods along the Juba and Shabelle river basins. The floods have critically impacted crops, shelters and critical service infrastructure, including water, health, nutrition and education facilities. The increased risk of water-borne communicable diseases remains a major threat, especially acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera.

31 May 2018 description

29 May 2018 – Key stakeholders joined hands to draft a 5-year plan to reduce the incidence and mortality of measles and rubella in Somalia at a 3-day planning workshop convened by WHO from 22 to 24 May 2018.

Measles is currently a leading cause of death for children in Somalia. Less than half of children under 12 months were vaccinated through routine immunization services in 2017, which means Somali children are still bearing the burden of preventable diseases.

29 May 2018 description

Highlights
- No PV2 or PV3 isolated from any AFP or ES sample this week.
- KAWMA ES site catchment area house to house survey on progress using standard questionnaire developed on ODK.
- The main Objective is: Further understand characteristics of the populations in the catchment area, profiling populations based on using sewage system, understand pattern of populations movement, immunity profile of all Under 5 children and whether or not the children took mOPV2 vaccine from the 3 recent campaign, searching for AFP cases.