Ethiopia - Tigray Region Humanitarian Update

Situation Report

Cluster Status

Health

Needs

  • Additional funding needed to operate all the 55 Mobile and Health and Nutrition Teams (MHNT) currently operating in the region.

  • Increase the number of MHNTs to reach hard-to-reach areas.

  • Additional partners to support the Oral Cholera Vaccination and COVID-19 vaccination preparedness and response.

Response

  • The Regional Health Bureau and Health Cluster partners currently have the capacity to operate over 55 Mobile Health and Nutrition Teams (MHNTs) in 57 Woredas

  • From 23-29 May, 36 MHNTs operated in 39 Woredas providing 16,387 people with medical consultationscompared to 40 MHNTs in 34 Woredas reaching 11, 603 out-patients, a week earlier.

  • Provision of medical supplies to partners and to the Regional Health Bureau.

  • To date, some 78,011 doses of  COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the region with 78% in the community, 4% for IDPs, and 18% among health care workers. This includes over 13,000 people vaccinated during the week. More than 55% of the people vaccinated are from Mekelle. 

  • Some 179 health facilities reported disease surveillance data in 40 Woredas.

  • Nutrition treatment kits distributed to 3 stabilization centres in Mekelle targeting 150 people.                     

  • Some 1320 liters of fuel provided for ambulances operation to facilitate sever acute malnutrition referral cases from Ofla, Endamekoni and Rayazebo Woredas.

  • Training on mental health provided to 34 professionals from Shire and surrounding areas. 

  • Training on clinical management of COVID-19 and public health emergency 30 professional in Mekelle. 

Gaps

  • COVID-19 vaccination has not commenced in the Western Zone due to insecurity. 

  • Inability to operate at Raya Alamata, Southern Zone, due to admin issue. 

  • Lack of access to Neksege, and Zata Woredas, Southern Zone, due to insecurity.

  • Lack of cash due to banking restrictions affecting response.

  • Frequent power outages and fuel shortages.

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