Health Emergency Programme Update – Somalia

Health Emergency Programme Update – Somalia
WHO, June 2021

HIGHLIGHTS

• OUTBREAK ALERTS: 516 alerts of epidemic-prone diseases were reported through the Early Warning Alert and Response Network (EWARN) system in June 2021, 20% of which were investigated. The three main alerts were for acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera (45.5%), suspected measles (37%) and malaria (17.5%), with most of these alerts reported from the drought- and flood-affected districts.

• COVID-19: In June 2021, there were 2020 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Somalia; 48 patients were admitted in treatment centres across the country; and 10 associated deaths were reported. Since the beginning of the outbreak in March 2020, a total of 1298 patients with COVID-19 were admitted in different treatment centres designated for COVID-19 in Somalia.

• COVID-19 VACCINE: In June 2021, 1946 people received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines and 77 671 received the second dose in Somalia. The campaign is targeting high-risk priority groups, including frontline health workers, teachers, police, people above 50 years of age and people with medical conditions.

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