- Operational Highlights and Situation update
• Two confirmed measles cases in Za’atri one in ayear old woman and one in amonth old infant.
The five month old infant had been in the camp for only two days when diagnosed which means he had clearly acquired measles before arrival.
• Planning continues for the mass vaccination campaign against measles and polio in Za’atri starting the 13th of April and in refugees in host community starting 27th of April. UNICEF is finalizing microplan with Ministry of Health and other actors; approximately 16 teams will be needed for 10 days in Za’atri. The campaign will be done in out of camp refugees after Za’atri.
• MSF France paediatric hospital opened in Za’atri on Friday the 22nd of March. They have two 14-‐bed wards and one three-‐bed emergency room. MSF have agreed to provide isolation facilities if paediatric measles cases require admission. Adult isolation facilities need to be identified.
• 3 Jordan referral hospitals reported during the week 100% bed occupancy illustrating the limited capacity to absorb more cases in the public health system. JHAS referred patients to Islamic hospital.
• Ministry of Health has started to receive equipment donated by UNHCR to hospitals in the north.
These include incubators, dialysis machines and blood bank equipment as part of a large project strengthening MoH facilities