Yemen: Health Cluster Bulletin, April 2019

Report
from World Health Organization, Health Cluster
Published on 30 Apr 2019 View Original

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 2,892 Health Facilities (17 Governorate Hospitals, 112 District Hospitals, 57 General Hospitals, 19 Specialized Hospitals, 907 Health Centers and 1,756 Health Units) are supported by Health Cluster Partners.

  • From 1 January 2019 to 28 April 2019, the cumulative figures were - 278,584 suspected cholera cases, 99,217 rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) were performed, 57,197 RDT positive, 2,915 confirmed cases with 561 associated deaths and a CFR of 0.20%. Children under five years of age represent 22.6% of the total suspected cases. The proportion of severe cases is 17%.

  • The Health Cluster Partners are supporting 222 DTCs and 1,084 ORCs across Yemen in 147 priority districts.
    There is a gap in one district (Hyran) due inaccessibility and ongoing conflict.

  • The OCV campaign in April 2019 was conducted in Amana Al Asmah Governorate in three districts with an overall vaccination coverage of 89% = 1,087,093 people.

  • A joint Cholera review meeting was held on 14 April 2019 in Aden, under the patronage of the Ministry of Health, Population, and Ministry of Water with the support of Health & WASH Clusters to review cholera response in 2018 and prepare a roadmap for 2019.

  • The Health Cluster in Yemen conducted Cluster Coordination Performance Monitoring in April 2019. A meeting of the Health Partners will be convened to discuss the findings and prepare an Action Plan in order to strengthen the cluster functions.