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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Kenya Health updates 2012

    Humanitarian Bulletin
    Eastern Africa
    Issue 4 | 13 – 27 April 2012

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    Rains leading to increases in malaria and other communicable diseases
    The onset of the Long Rains is contributing to an increasing trend of malaria and other
    communicable diseases across the country, according to the World Health Organization.
    The measles outbreak continues, with over 850 cases reported from 68 districts across
    the country; in the past week alone, 221 new cases were reported from 43 districts (with
    no deaths). A national immunization campaign is being planned within the next three
    months. Meanwhile, there were 135,700 cases of malaria with 8 deaths reported. Two
    cases of acute flaccid paralysis were reported in Manga and Kimilili Bungoma districts,
    with no reported deaths. The cases were investigated and tested negative for polio virus.
    No cholera cases were reported.
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  • Missouriwatcher
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    GISRS reported week 41:
    Influenza B, B(Victorian lineage) and A(H3) detected
    http://gamapserver.who.int/gareports...spx?ReportNo=1

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Humanitarian Bulletin
    Eastern Africa
    Issue 12 | 6 – 17 August 2012
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    Malaria and measles outbreaks reported in areas of heavy rains
    The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the rate of malaria in Pokot North
    increased from 33 per cent to 59 per cent as of end-July. According to the Ministry of
    Health and Sanitation, 13,361 cases have been reported in the area since January 2012.
    WHO attributes the outbreak to the Long Rains season occuring between March and
    August.
    Kenya is meanwhile battling to respond to a measles outbreak reported in 134 out of 270
    districts in the country. 2,500 cases and over 29 deaths have been reported since
    January 2012.
    The provinces mainly affected are Western, Nyanza, Rift Valley and
    Central. A measles vaccination campaign is planned for September in the 17 mostaffected
    and high risk districts in the arid and semi-arid regions. Lack of funding has
    hindered the Government’s plan to conduct a national campaign.

    Polio immunisation campaigns in Kenya
    The house-to-house sub-national Polio Supplemental Immunization Activities targeting
    2.3 million children under age 5 in 86 high-risk districts in North Eastern, northern Rift
    Valley, and Western Provinces were conducted from 14-18 July, with a coverage of over
    92 per cent. A second round is planned from 25 to 29 August.
    Immunization access continues to be hindered by refusals and rejection of the process by communities due to inadequate advocacy and social mobilization; adverse weather; poor road infrastructure; inadequate/inappropriate transport and security concerns.
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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Humanitarian Bulletin
    Eastern Africa
    Issue 5 | 27 April – 11 May 2012

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    Measles outbreak continues; new Dengue Fever cases reported
    According to WHO, the measles outbreak continues in the country. Most of the cases are
    concentrated in Western, Central, Coast and North Eastern Provinces. From January to
    the first week of May 2012, a total of 971 cases had been reported and are being
    investigated. Planning for a national measles vaccination campaign in the middle of the
    year continues with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MoPHS). Meanwhile,
    there are new cases of Dengue Fever being reported from Mandera County, North
    Eastern Province. This follows increasing number of malaria cases not responding to
    treatment. Six out of eight cases investigated for Dengue by the Kenya Medical Research
    Laboratory were positive for the disease. An investigation by the MoPHS WHO is ongoing
    to determine the magnitude of the disease and the geographical spread. Meanwhile,
    health promotional activities are ongoing and disease surveillance is being scaled up in
    the affected county. There were no cholera cases reported within the week.
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