Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world at present. Between April and mid-August this year a total of 513,422 suspected cases were reported and 1,984 associated deaths were reported during the period. The situation is aggravated further by high prevalence of acute malnutrition and food insecurity. The health condition of this vulnerable population is already compromised by the deteriorating situation, increasing their susceptibility to cholera infection and associated complications contributing to higher case fatality rate. Over 2.1 million children under 5 in Yemen are acutely malnourished.
The overall goal of the project is to contain the cholera outbreak in affected communities and prevent the disease spread in “at risk” communities. The specific objective of this project is to build the capacity of health workers on the management of children with cholera in the special context of acute malnutrition. This will enable them to identify and treat cases of severe acute malnutrition and cholera/acute watery diarrhea more effectively.
Budget: AED365000 -$100000