This project aims at implementing lifesaving interventions including improved surveillance for early case detection, timely response, including effective case management to stem or prevent further outbreaks of Acute Water diarrhoea/cholera in the target population. Somalia is experiencing a drought, and droughts naturally trigger increases in epidemics such as Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/Cholera and measles, some of which are cross-border outbreaks. A total of 14,165 case of AWD and 497 deaths were reported in different parts of Somalia from January to November 2016. Of these 47.7% were female while 57.9% are children below 5 years. (WHO, 20 Nov 2016). In a WHO update of 05 March 2017, the cumulative reported cases since the beginning of the 2017 in 46 districts of 12 regions in the country stood at 13,126 with 302 deaths and therefore a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 2.4%. This project takes place in Somalia.
Through a combination of strategies such as improved surveillance, timely alerts and responses, effective case management and sustained social mobilization by SRCS volunteers, the National Society could contribute significantly to control outbreaks and promote healthy living among the target population.
This project targets 85,000 people (17,000 households).