Annex 4: Distribution of Acute Watery Diarrhea / Cholera in the Horn of Africa (January-Aug 2017) and Displacement Tracking Matrix Flow Monitoring for June 2017

from UN Children's Fund
Published on 31 Aug 2017 View Original

Kenya: Challenges

  • More sub-optimal coordination in responding to outbreaks
  • Limited resources such as water treatment chemicals
  • Limited laboratory capacity in some Counties for Cholera confirmation
  • Limited capacity in response as majority of the Rapid Response Teams especially at county level are not trained
  • Limited resources for health promotion and community engagement
  • Insecurity in various parts of the country including; Garissa

Somalia: Challenges

  • Insecurity
  • Inaccessibility of the most affected areas in Bay, Bakol,
    Gedo and Lower Shabelle
  • Drivers of the current epidemic include limited access to safe water and poor sanitation in IDP settlements in all the affected regions

South Sudan: Challenges

  • A significant section of the cholera affected populations are nomadic pastoralist and communities living in remote, hard to reach villages and cattle camps
  • Poor road networks and lack of phone connectivity
  • Unpredictable movement of cattle keepers
  • Prolonged conflict and insecurity
  • Population displacements into crowded IDP camps and islands with limited humanitarian access to optimize interventions