Somalia

Somalia Emergency Health Update - Weekly Highlights 14 - 20 January 2012

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BULLETIN HIGHLIGHTS

- Of the 23 stool samples collected from AWD cases at the Banadir hospital, five tested positive for cholera. Health and WASH cluster is disseminating ‘Stamp out cholera! campaign’ radio messages to the most affected areas in Somalia. This activity will take place during the next 4 months. WHO has pre positioned medical supplies at the facil-ity to respond to the cases.

- Measles cases are still being reported in most regions of South Central Somalia. Intervention is still a major challenge due to limited access following the ban of most implementing partners from the area by local authorities.

- Health cluster partners continue to undertake health interventions. See page 3 on response.