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Mali: Humanitarian Bulletin (December 2015 - January 2016)

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  • Measles response

  • Insecurity causes schools to close in the center

  • Lack of water in Kidal region

  • Three times more access constraints in 2015

Response to measles

Response is underway against the resurgence of measles cases reported in certain health areas in the regions of Mopti, Gao (Menaka) and Kidal.

In the health district of Menaka, 6 cases had been recorded between December 2015 and January 2016, while 15 suspect cases notified in early February are being investigated. NGO Medecins du Monde, the only humanitarian actor operating in the health sector in Menaka, has already vaccinated nearly 1,000 children between 9 months and 14 years. Additional doses are being delivered to Menaka to vaccinate another 50,000 children.

In the region of Mopti, 5 cases were recorded in the health district of Tenenkou in December. A vaccination campaign has been conducted in the affected health area (Dioura) and in 3 others (Diguicire, Malimana and Kita), covering more than 34,000 children between 6 months and 14 years (target fully covered according to the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene.)

In the region of Kidal, NGOS on the ground have recorded 9 cases in the health district of Abeybara and 20 cases in the health district of Tinessako. Laboratory analyzes in progress will determine whether it is an epidemic. In terms of response, sensitization on preventive measures and immunization are ongoing.

Particularly in the areas of Ouzeïne and Akomas, nearly 2000 children between 6 months and 14 years have been vaccinated (target fully covered according to the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene).

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