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Somalia: Health Cluster Bulletin, April 2019


The Health Cluster as part of the Disaster Operations Coordination Centre (DOCC) is planning and operationalising the health response component of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for the drought.

Polio outbreak response: completed the First National Immunisation Day of 2019 (24 � 27th March, 2019). A total of 2,728,336 children have been reached in 19 regions; with 84,667 have been vaccinated for the first time. This coverage represents 82% of children under 5 years-old.

Health facilities run by cluster partners collectively provided a total of 457,968 Out Patient Department consultations; as well as 22,620 Skilled Birth Deliveries.

The primary causes of illness are: Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI), 1,650 cases: Influenza like Illness (ILI), 4,656; and Malaria, 402.

The Health Cluster reviewed proposals submitted to the Somali Humanitarian Fund first allocation for 2019. 4.3 million USD is allocated to seven (7)

National NGOs and two (2) INGOs.

Source: World Health Organization