Ethiopia - Northern Ethiopia Humanitarian Update

Situation Report

Cluster Status

Health

Needs

  • Essential medical equipment, supplies, and medicines are required.

  • Support health facilities across the region to start operating with minimal activities as less than half of the referral hospitals are now operative.

  • Post-exposure prophylaxis for Rabies is needed.

  • More than 116 priority 1 health facilities that urgently need health supplies and partner support.

  • Strengthen disease surveillance through early disease detection and accelerate cholera and malaria readiness and completion of prepositioning of cholera supplies.

  • Complete preparations for the second round of the oral cholera vaccination campaign in high-risk areas.

Response

  • Between 6 and 12 September, 40 Mobile Health and Nutrition Teams (MHNTs) supported 109 health facilities and IDP sites compared to 125 facilities and sites supported a week earlier, and 136 facilities and sites two weeks earlier. One partner completely stopped the operation of 6 MHNTs in 2 Woredas due to lack of fuel.

  • Partners continued to conduct training and provide materials and technical support to the Regional Health Bureau and health facilities.

Gaps

  • Health partners capacity for essential activities continues to reduce due to limited flow of medical supplies, cash, and fuel to the region.

  • Lack of telecommunications and cash.

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