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Uganda: Refugee settlements health indicators analysis, May 2018

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Integrated Disease Surveillance

  • Community surveillance has been stepped up following an outbreak of Ebola in the neighboring DRC but no case of VHF has been detected with one suspect reported from Rhino camp but the UVRI test results were Negative

  • Since the outbreak of Bloody diarrhoea in Kyangwali in the 8th week of 2018, a total of 3746 cases have been registered in the settlements with the major causes being Shigella and Schistosomiasis. Water points were treated, water guards provided to households, increase in latrine coverage in the settlements to reduce the burden. Vector Control Division is planning mass drug administration after assessment of prevalence.

  • Animal bites were reported from Kiryandongo(12), Kyaka II(1), Palabek(2), Nakivale(2) and Rwamwanja(3) settlement in the month of May 2018. Stray dogs were killed, families with domesticated dogs were sensitized and dogs vaccinated.

  • 1 TB MDR case was reported in Palorinya settlement. Contacts were traced and assessed for Tuberculosis while sensitization was done

  • 1 Cholera case was registered in May 2018 in week 19 in Kyangwali settlement but since then no case has been reported

  • There are reported measles outbreaks in 36 district of which 7 are refugee hosting. In the settlements we have reported Nakivale (13), Rwamwanja (19), Kiryandongo (29), Kyaka,(22) Rhino camp(2), Imvepi(2) and Bidibidi(7). The routine vaccination has been intensified in the refugee settlements, and a multi-antigen campaign is planned by MoH, UNHCR, WHO and UNICEF