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Uganda: Refugee settlements health indicators analysis, July 2018

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  • A total of 221,286 consultations were made with 81% refugees and 19% Nationals with an average consultation/ clinician/day at 54 against a standard of 50 per clinician per day. Rhino camp settlement had the highest consultation/clinician per day at 84.

  • Top morbidity conditions were malaria (38%), URTI(23%), LRTI(12%), Watery diarrhea(7%) and skin diseases(6%).

  • A mass nutrition assessment was conducted in Kyangwali settlement and a total of 7,911children under 5 were screened for malnutrition out of which GAM was at 2.7 and SAM and 0.7 and the malnourished children were provided with care and treatment.

Surveillance

Rift Valley Fever: A total of 29 cases have been registered in Isingiro district with 20 suspected cases, 1 probable and 8 confirmed cases. 8 deaths have been registered at the health facilities in Isingiro district where Nakivale and Oruchinga settlements are located.

Measles: 134 measles cases reported in the month of July bringing the total to 454 since January 2018. no death has been registered due to measles. Intensified measles vaccination has been conducted in Nakivale and Oruchinga and will be escalated to all the affected settlements.

Ebola: Ebola preparedness response plan has been instituted with UNHCR being part of it. Daily surveillance and house to house case detection is taking place in refugee settlements hosting Congolese and no case has been reported yet. Coordination, social mobilization, case management and surveillance systems have all been put in place.

Cholera: No case has been reported for over 2 months now and the outbreak has been closed with evaluations taking place. During the outbreak, a total of 2120 cases were registered with 44 deaths in Kyangwali settlement, Hoima district. In Kyaka II settlement, 132 cases with 1 death(s) were registered. Mass oral cholera vaccination was administered to all refugees in Kyangwali settlement.