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Ethiopia – Epidemics

Vooruitgang: Closed
Budget: € 80000
Looptijd: 2019-07-14 - 2019-09-14


According to EPHI, the latest report on Cholera outbreak response, indicate that the transmission of Cholera outbreak
is likely to continue across Ethiopia due to poor awareness, low level of sanitation facilities and less improvement on
positive behavioural change towards the control of diarrheal diseases. The same report indicated that provision of
water purification chemicals, Social mobilization to create awareness and Ambulance service for early case treatment
at the nearby health facilities will be priority concerns in Cholera outbreak response. Safe water and sanitation coverage is still a concern in many parts of the targeted regions. To control the Cholera
outbreak transmission that the affected population still needs, the provision of drinking water, water purification
chemicals, social mobilization activities for awareness creation. According to UNICEF in Ethiopia 60 to 80% of
communicable diseases are attributed to limited safe water and inadequate sanitation and hygiene services. Diarrhoea
is a leading cause of under-five mortality in Ethiopia with at least 70,000 deaths a year i.e. 23% of under-five deaths1 The most affected of all seven regions in Ethiopia:
iOromia (360 cases, 41%), followed by Amhara (202 cases, 23%), Afar (131 cases, 15%), Addis Ababa (125 cases,
14%), Somali (33 cases, 4%) and Tigray (19 cases, 2%


Health, WASH


350,000 people. (70,000 households)

Type ramp: Epidemic Material relief assistance and services Response
Donateur: The Netherlands Red Cross, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (BuZa)
Uitvoerende partners: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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