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Preparedness, surveillance and response

Cholera outbreak kills 795 in Somalia since January

An outbreak of cholera/acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) in Somalia has killed 795 people since January, the UN humanitarian agency said. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that there was a 19-percent decrease in the number of new cases in the first week of June, which can be attributed to timely and effective intervention efforts over the past months. The UN also cites figures from the ministry of health of Somalia reported 1979 AWD/cholera cases and 13 deaths between June 12-18. "A cumulative total of 53,015 cases including 795 deaths have been reported since the cholera outbreak started in January 2017. The case-fatality rate of 1.5 percent remains above the emergency threshold of 1 percent," the UN said

June 28, 2017
xinhuanet, PM News

Cholera kills 248 in South Sudan - UN

At least 248 people have died from a cholera outbreak across 19 counties in South Sudan since the initial outbreak was reported in June last year, the UN said. OCHA said that as of May 15th there have been 8,160 cholera cases since that initial case last year. Nine out of the 19 counties affected by the cholera outbreak since last June have reported cholera cases in the last four weeks and are considered to have active transmission of the disease

May 29, 2017
xinhuanet

Cholera kills 172 in South Sudan: UN

At least 172 people have died from cholera across 14 counties of South Sudan since the initial outbreak was reported in June last year, according to the UN. OCHA said that as of April 14th 6,222 cholera cases had been reported since the start on June 18th 2016. There are now real concerns the outbreak will intensify and spread during the upcoming rainy season due to continued conflict, displacement and inadequate access to clean water and sanitation

April 21, 2017
xinhuanet
April 20, 2017
China.org, Daily Times
April 21, 2017
Africa News
April 20, 2017
PMNews Nigeria
April 21, 2017
L`Expression

450 Killed By Cholera In 3 Months 25000 Hospitalised, Health Minister Says

At least 450 people have died from cholera in the last 3 months in Somalia, according to the World Health Organization’s latest report shared by the Somali Health Minister. 25,000 people have been sickened by the disease in the same period, including 3,000 children. The most hit regions were Bay, Bakool and Gedo

April 20, 2017
Radio Dalsan, AllAfrica.com
April 21, 2017
The Times

UN OCHA: 7,909 confirmed cases of cholera resulted in 196 deaths since beginning of 2017

Since the beginning of 2017, there has been nearly 7,909 cases of cholera resulting in 196 deaths in 11 regions across Somalia, according to new data released by UN OCHA on Sunday

March 6, 2017
Hiiraan.com, Africa News, Huffington Post

Health systems

Medics and school staff forcibly recruited in South Sudan's war

Staff working in South Sudan`s health centres and schools have been forcibly recruited by armed groups, causing facilities to close, the United Nations said, as it struggles to provide aid in one of the world`s most dangerous war zones. More than 250 aid workers have been relocated because of fighting this year, almost double the number during the same period in 2016, it said. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said at least 14 community volunteers and health workers had reportedly been forcibly recruited by armed groups in Guit county, in the country`s north, as of June 6

June 13, 2017
Reuters