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CHOLERA RAPID RESPONSE PROJECT

CHOLERA RAPID RESPONSE PROJECT

In October 2016, an outbreak of cholera began in Yemen and is ongoing as of 31 December 2017. In February and March 2017, the outbreak was in decline, however the number of cholera cases resurged after 27 April 2017.

10 October 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has announced the occurrence of cholera cases in the capital city of Sana›a, Yemen.

a total of 15 cases of cholera have been laboratory-confirmed, of which 11 are from Sana’a, and 4 from Al Bayda.

22 December 2016 – a total of 165 14 cases and 497 deaths (case–fatality rate %3.51) have been reported. Of these 6752 (%47.7) affected females, and 8184 (57.8%) affected children below 5 years of age.

In October 2016, an outbreak of cholera began in Yemen and is ongoing as of 31 December 2017. In February and March 2017, the outbreak was in decline, however the number of cholera cases resurged after 27 April 2017.

10 October 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has announced the occurrence of cholera cases in the capital city of Sana›a, Yemen.

a total of 15 cases of cholera have been laboratory-confirmed, of which 11 are from Sana’a, and 4 from Al Bayda.

22 December 2016 – a total of 165 14 cases and 497 deaths (case–fatality rate %3.51) have been reported. Of these 6752 (%47.7) affected females, and 8184 (57.8%) affected children below 5 years of age.

With increasing numbers of people in some districts of the southern governorates of Yemen affected by acute watery diarrhoea and cholera, Field Medical Foundation (FMF) is working with UNICEF, to save lives in areas where outbreaks are active, and reduce the risk of these diseases crossing into unaffected areas .

The project started on 6 June 2017, in 4 governorates (Aden, Lahj, Al Dhale`a , Abyan and Al Mokha & Thobab from Taiz governorate ). Mainly in 41 districts and 147 Health Facilities.

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