1 January 2000, 2 232 cases of cholera and 230 deaths have
been reported. Cases have been confirmed in Bay, Lower Juba,
Lower Shabelle, Mogadishu and Mudug.
where international teams are present, the case-fatality rate
is lower due to effective case management and the implementation
of adequate control measures.
be noted however that cholera control in Somalia is complex
and difficult as a result of problems of security, accessibility
and the recent drought.
to carry out cholera control coordination activities through
the cholera task force, which collects and compiles data to
be shared with partners, assists in processing stool samples,
provides cholera supplies as required and gives training support.
involved include: UNICEF, Action internationale contre la
faim, the International Medical Corps, Médecins sans frontières,
the Coordinating Committee of the Organization for Voluntary
Services and the Somali Red Crescent Society.