Due to worsening drought conditions, Acute Watery Diarrhoea/Cholera cases continue to spread to various parts of Somalia, particularly Lower Shabelle, Bay and Puntland. Most of the districts reporting cholera cases are along the Shebelle River where there is severe water shortage caused by drying up of the river.
During the reporting period, 913 suspected AWD/ Cholera cases and 10 deaths (Case Fatality Rate of 1.1 percent) were recorded from 38 districts across eight regions.
103,318 people (72,117 female and 36,074 male) were provided with primary and secondary health care services in January 2017.
In response to the ongoing drought, International Organization for Migration and Puntland Ministry of Health provided integrated lifesaving healthcare services through mobile clinics in Jariban, Goldogob and North Galkayo districts in Puntland.
Save the Children deployed an emergency health mobile team targeting seven Galkacyo IDP centres and host communities affected by drought and conflict.