Assessments and events:
- Due to the ongoing strike of the country's civil servants, government-run hospitals and clinics have been closed since 2 May. Initially planned for two weeks, the strike has been extended for an unlimited period of time.
- The number of cases of jaundice in the east (Koloma and Gouroukoum camps) continues to be increasing. Between 4 and 10 June, 57 news cases were reported, bringing the total since 1 January to 544, including seven deaths. However, the number of reported cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) is decreasing.
- A recent MSF-Epicentre survey in four camps around Goz Beida reported a critical situation: 20% of global acute malnutrition and 3.5% of severe malnutrition. It also reported crude mortality rates of 1.8/10000/day and 4.1/10000/day for under-five children.
- WHO and partners are finalizing a response plan against hepatitis E.
- During the nutrition coordination meeting, a sub group was created within the Health cluster to better address the nutritional needs in the east.
- WHO is working with health and nutrition partners to improve monitoring of mortality; new criteria for medical and nutritional activities in IDP camps are being implemented through the health and nutrition cluster.
- Three trainings were organized during the past week. The first to improve outbreak early warning in IDP camps around Adré; the second, in Abéché, on TB case management; and the third, organized in cooperation with the International Medical Corps, dealt with transfusion safety.
- WHO continues coordinating health activities with partners on the ground.
- Emergency activities are supported by ECHO, Italy and the CERF.