Distribution of Acute Watery Diarrhea / Cholera in the Horn of Africa (Jan to Aug 2017) and Integrated Food Security Phase Classification for (June - September 2017)

from UN Children's Fund
Published on 22 Aug 2017 View Original

Somalia Country Priorities

-Increasing the number of CTCs, CTUs and ORP, in affected areas
-Increasing access to adequate amounts of safe water and appropriate sanitation
-Conducting cholera vaccinations in hotspot areas
-Using community based integrated emergency response team (IERT) in active case finding
-Adopting standardized case management and infection prevention and control protocols
-Providing integrated training in WASH and health at treatment sites
-Providing adequate amounts of infection control materials at treatment sites
-Targeted regular water quality testing
-Behaviour change approaches that integrate WASH and Health messages
-Orientation of food handlers to ensure adherence to public health standards

South Sudan Country Priorities

-Strengthen coordination of cholera preparedness and response activities at all levels
-Preposition cholera buffer stock and other medical supplies in affected areas
-Enhance surveillance activities at all levels to enable a rapid response to cholera
-Improve adherance to case management and infection control protocols at treatment sites
-Complementary use of safe and effective oral cholera vaccines in identified hotspot areas

Kenya Country Priorities

-Enhance multi-sector co-ordination through existing structures and resources
-Strengthen district capacity for prompt case detection, confirmation and management by strengthening the National Laboratory coordinating mechanism
-Ensure the availability of safe water and safe human waste disposal using appropriate locally feasible and acceptable technologies
-Strengthen cholera prevention and health promotion in high risk areas

Uganda Country Priorities

-Raise awareness and promote practices for cholera prevention nationally
-Increase access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene in cholera-prone districts
-Strengthen weekly surveillance to improve cholera response
-Improve the quality of case management to reduce mortality by 50% in cholera hotspots
-Implementation of OCV in cholera hotspots and endemic communities
-Enhance multi-sector coordination through local and national structures and resources at National and district level