Somalia: Health Cluster Monthly Bulletin, April 2017

from World Health Organization, Health Cluster
Published on 30 Apr 2017 View Original


2,691 AWD/Cholera cases and 22 deaths were reported from 44 districts in 15 regions during the week ending 7th May.

WHO Representative for Somalia Dr Ghulam Popal and Somalia’s Minister of Health and Social Services H.E. Dr Fawziya Abikar conducted a visit to Baidoa to assess the AWD/Cholera situation and outbreak response in South West State.

Health, WASH and Nutrition clusters, in collaboration with Federal and State Ministries of Health (FMoH), developed operational guidelines for 34 Integrated Emergency Response Teams.

In Baidoa and Jowhar districts, MoH, in collaboration with WHO, UNICEF and partners, launched the second phase Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign, targeting 463,000 beneficiaries above one year of age. 442,099 people (95% coverage) were vaccinated during this campaign.

FMoH, with support from WHO, provided an AWD/ Cholera Prevention, Case Management, Surveillance, Outbreak Investigation and Rumour Verification cascade training to 110 Health Workers, District Medical Officers and Social Mobilizers from Banadir, Middle and Lower Shabelle regions.

338,671 people received primary and secondary health care services from health partners in April.