Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Health Cluster Bulletin #12, Reporting period: 1-31 January 2020

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5.9 MILLION IN NEED

1.6 M IDP TARGETED

1.6 M HOST TARGETED

156 WOREDAS

HIGHLIGHTS

•WHO declared COVID-19 outbreak that started in China a global health emergency. Ethiopia assessed its risk level as high based on the number of daily direct flights by the national carrier to China, and immediately activated the national Public Health emergency operations centre for COVID-19.

• New cholera outbreaks were reported in both Moyale Oromia and Moyale Somali. About 34,000 people received OCV during the campaign conducted in four woredas of Gamo Gofa zone.

• Measles outbreaks continued across the country with Oromia and Amhara regions bearing the brunt of caseloads.
Compared to previous years, the numbers are higher.