Somalia

Emergency Humanitarian Action Weekly Highlights 2-8 April 2011

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BULLETIN HIGHLIGHTS

• A cholera outbreak was declared on 31 March in Mogadishu, Banadir region following weeks of sample collection and tests from AWD admissions at the Banadir Hospital.

• WHO team is collecting water samples in Mogadishu to establish safety levels and verify the presence of infectious materials due to contamination.

• WHO prepositions 17 diarrhea disease kits and 7 inter-agency health kits in Mogadishu ready for distribution to selected health partners. With these kits about 1700 severe AWD cases can be treated and 70 000 people can be medically assisted for the next three months.