Somalia: Health Cluster Monthly Bulletin, June 2017
During June, 11,228 cases of AWD/cholera were reported from 45 districts in 15 regions, a decrease from 13,656 cases reported in May. Across these same geographical areas, deaths have decreased from 77 in May to 68 deaths in June. Cumulative cases of cholera since January 2017 in these 45 districts are now recorded as 56,628.
In this reporting period, strong partnership and extensive dialogue has resulted in improved data availability from across all the country. During June 2017, across all other districts of the country, an additional 5090 cases and 9 deaths were reported which also represents a rise compared to the figure of 3841 and 8 deaths during these same areas in May 2017. Since January 2017, in these areas, a total number of 15,035 cases and 292 deaths of cholera have been reported.
The number of suspected measles cases reported in the last 26 weeks of 2017 is 4 times higher than in the same period in 2016. Banadir, Togdhere, Hiran, Lower shabelle and Gelbeed regions of Central and Somaliland are the top regions with a very high number of cases reported.
The current mass population displacement as a result of droughts is worsening the situation and a nationwide emergency measles response campaign is being planned in response
Integrated Emergency Response Teams (IERT) provided medical assistance to 1,140 patients suffering from AWD/ cholera and are operating in 5 hotspot areas