One new cholera case reportedfrom Ngauro in Budi during week 48 of2017 (Table 1).
Four new cholera cases reported from Juba in week 48, 2017
No new case confirmed in week 49 (Table 4).
Mogadishu, Somalia, 12 December 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today supported the Somali Federal Ministry of Health with a shipment of over 32 tons of medicines and medical supplies to be prepositioned in districts of the Banadir region/Mogadishu as well as the districts of Kismayo, Baidoa, Adado, Baladwayne, and Hudur.
From 1 January though 29 November 2017, a total of 3967 laboratory-confirmed and probable cases including 76 deaths (case fatality rate = 1.9%) were reported by the Ministry of Health to WHO. Of the cases reported, 596 were laboratory confirmed.
From 1 January 2017 through 29 November, 20 of 47 counties (43%) in Kenya have reported cases. As of 29 November, seven counties continue to have active cholera outbreaks (Embu, Garissa, Kirinyaga, Mombasa, Nairobi, Turkana, and Wajir).
On 6 October 2017, the Minister of Health declared an outbreak of cholera in the Zambian capital, Lusaka. From 28 September through 7 December 2017, 547 cases including 15 deaths (case fatality rate = 1.8%), have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak. The initial outbreak period was from 28 September through 20 October. From 21 October through 4 November 2017 there were less than five cases reported each week. However, from 5 November 2017 an increase in the number of cases was observed with a total of 136 cases reported in the week beginning 26 November.
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PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY
The Consultant will support 3 selected country programmes to strengthen the availability, quality and use of SRHR services that improve outcomes for women and girls, by strengthening the capacity of national and international Health Cluster partners to deliver integrated SRHR services in humanitarian crises. The selected countries are Bangladesh (Cox Bazaar), DRC (Kasai) and Yemen.
As part of the Fragile Conflict and Vulnerable Settings (FCVS) Unit, in the Emergency and Operations Department (EMO), the consultant will be requested to establish a system to improve internal accountability on AAP and mechanisms for the participation of affected populations in WHO emergency response programming. The consultant will analyze WHO’s particular strengths and weaknesses against current standards and guidance documents; inform and shape WHO’s work on Accountability to Affected populations.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is about to embark in the process of developing a WHO Guideline on “Effective Community Engagement for Emergency and Outbreak Preparedness and Response” (non-definitive working title) and we are looking for your active support in this undertaking.
This 10 day residential training programme for health professionals is focused on the analysis of health systems of countries affected by, or recovering from, protracted crises. It is organised jointly with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Save the Children and the World Health Organisation (WHO).