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.
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 consultations, compared 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.
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.