Somalia

Somalia Health Cluster Bulletin #28 October 2009

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The Somalia Health Cluster Bulletin provides an overview of the health activities conducted by the health cluster partners operating in Somalia.

The Health Cluster Bulletin is issued on a monthly basis; and is available online at www.emro.who.int/somalia/healthcluster

Contributions are to be sent to cluster@nbo.emro.who.int

HIGHLIGHTS

- 2 cases of Cholera in Banadir hospital have been laboratory confirmed.

- War casualties were the major challenge for health partners in South Central Somalia after conflict and fighting erupted in Kismayo, Afmadow, and continued in Mogadishu.

- Health cluster submitted 36 projects amounting to US$ 46,444,971 to the CAP 2010.

- Seasonal rains (short Deyr) have started in Puntland, Somaliland, and in the Jubba and Shabelle catchments. A flooding contingency plan for Somalia is in place.