Yemen Conflict, Situation Report Issue No. 9, September 2019

Report
from World Health Organization
Published on 30 Sep 2019 View Original

HIGHLIGHTS

• As of 29 September 2019, there have been 696,537 suspected cholera cases and 913 associated deaths (CFR 0.13%). From Week (37) to Week (39) at country level, the trend of suspected cases is decreasing (-12 %).

• Heavy rains and thunderstorms hit southern Yemen affecting Aden, Lahj, Abyan,
Shabwah and Hadhramout governorates. In Aden, houses were flooded and electricity cuts off up to 15 hours due to storm-induced damages to the electrical grid.

• Second round of Oral Cholera Vaccination campaign was conducted in the three districts of Sana’a city (i.e As_Sabain,
Al_Wahda and Shu’Ab) from 13-23 September 2019. Out of the 1.3 million people targeted 1.13 million (93%) were administered OCV.

• Diphtheria vaccination was conducted in 186 districts of the 12 Northern Governorates targeting 5.7 million children 6 weeks to 15 years of age in phased manner that concluded in September. A total of 2,773 vaccination teams including 1,320 fixed and 1,453 mobile teams vaccinated target children in these districts.