WHO’s support to the response of the acute watery diarrhoea outbreak in Ethiopia’s Somali Region

July 2017 - The Government of Ethiopia, through the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and the Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs) with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners is responding to an outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) in Amahara, Oromia, SNNP and Somali regions. To support the government’s response implementation, WHO has deployed surge teams of experts in surveillance, case management, WASH, nutrition, risk communication, administration and logistics to the affected regions to support implementation of response activities. Logistical supplies including vehicles, medicines, case management protocols, laboratory reagents, treatment kits and other materials have also been provided. Below is a kaleidoscopic view of activities in Somali region.

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For Additional Information or to Request Interviews, Please contact:
Caroline Voute

Deputy Incident Manager
Email: voutec [at] who.int

Tseday Zerayacob

Communications Officer
Email: negasht [at] who.int