Yemen: Cholera Response Emergency Operations Center Situation Report No. 3, 9 September 2017

from World Health Organization, UN Children's Fund
Published on 09 Sep 2017 View Original

Situation Overview

• Between 27 April 2017 and 8 September 2017, 635,752 suspected cholera cases and 2,062 associated deaths have been reported across the country.

• In total, 22 out of 23 (96%) governorates and 300 out of 333 districts (90%) are affected by the outbreak.

• The outbreak is far from over. During the past three weeks, a significant increase in the number of suspected cholera cases has been reported in select districts of seven governorates. The most concerning increase is in three governorates: Al-Hudaydah (which has seen a 40% increase over the last three weeks), Ibb and Aden.

Cases of suspected cholera were reported in Yemen

Associated deaths of cholera across the country

The overall case fatality rate

Out of 23 affected governorates

Logistics Support

WHO and WFP logistics teams transported 157 tonnes of cholera kits from Amsterdam to Sana’a and Djibouti last week on behalf of WHO and UNICEF.

Construction works are ongoing at the 22nd of May Hospital to establish a new Diarrhea Treatment Center (DTC)

Sana’a and Aden Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) are receiving IT support from WFP IT team.
Sana’a EOC IT system is already operational; Aden is to be finished this week.

During this week, a team of MoH staff and WFP engineers visited Amran to identify and assess four locations for setting up DTCs in the governorate.

WHO has finished loading trucks containing 70 tonnes of cholera treatment supplies which arrived at Sana'a airport last week.