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Ethiopia: Health Cluster Bulletin #8, September 2019

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HIGHLIGHTS

• Flooding was reported in Dolo Ado woreda of Liban zone, affecting 9,374 households in 12 kebeles, leading to displacement, destruction of property, livestock and crops. Humanitarian support is needed in ESNFI, WaSH, food and health.

• 1,683 cases of cholera, with 54 confirmed by culture have been reported since April 2019. There are active outbreaks in Oromia, Somali, SNNP, Amhara and Afar regions.

• A synchronized round two mOPV2 vaccination campaign was implemented in five zones (Dolo, Jarar, Fafan, Nogob and Erar) of Somali region reaching 588,450 children under 5, coordinated between emergency and development programs.

Situation update

As per the EPHI, 1,683 cases of cholera were reported since April 2019. There are active outbreaks in 11 woredas of Oromia, Somali, SNNP, Amhara and Afar regions. Health Cluster partners are providing support for cholera prevention and control activities in all outbreak affected areas. Coordination, Case management, surveillance and social mobilization are maintained and strengthened. The outbreak response enhanced by the response team deployed from national and regional health bureau with the engagement of community.

51,361 cases, with no deaths, were reported in Dire Dawa since the Chikungunya outbreak started in August 2019.

Dengue fever outbreak was reported in Gewane woreda of Afar region on September 16. Total cases so far are 536.

Measles outbreaks are ongoing in Amhara (703), Afar (548), Oromia (4,899) and Somali (2,340) regions. 8,490 suspected cases have so far been reported. 50.4% of reported cases are under 5 age group and 25.3% of cases are 15-44 years of age. Notably, 72.6% of the cases have not had a single dose of measles vaccine prior.

Flooding was reported in Dolo Ado woreda of Liban zone, affecting 9,374 households in 12 kebeles. This has led to displacement, destruction of property, livestock and crops. Humanitarian support is needed in ESNFI, WaSH, food and health.