Tuesday , 25 February 2020

Health

Diarrhea outbreak kills five children in Bal’ad

BAL’AD  — An outbreak of acute watery diarrhea has killed up to five people in Bal’ad town in Somalia’s southern region of Middle Shabelle, an official confirmed on Thursday. Deputy Governor of Bal’ad town, Hanbali Ahmed, said that acute watery diarrhea broke out in the town causing deaths. “Up to …

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Sixteen people die for diarrhea in Beletweyne

BELETWEYNE — Diarrhea outbreak has killed 16 people in villages under the Hiiraan region caused by river Shebelle floods in November 2019. Beletweyne referral hospital has received 75 patients for the last two days. The impact of waterborne disease in BeledWeyn town reaches a high level of diarrhea patient receiving …

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Turkey sends doctors, medical aid to Somalia

MOGADISHU (SoOHA) – A Turkish military plane arrived in Somalia’s capital early Sunday bringing help in the wake of a terrorist attack that claimed scores of lives. “Turkish Armed Forces aircraft carrying health services personnel and equipment have arrived in Mogadishu in an effort to provide support for our Somali …

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Shunned Somali women get new lives after fistula treatment

BORAMA (SoOHA) – Nim’a Hassan Mohamud, 24, can see a new future opening up in front of her after undergoing successful fistula surgery in a hospital in Borama in Somaliland. She underwent the operation on 10 September this year after struggling for four years with the physically and emotionally painful …

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Saving Somali children from vaccine-preventable diseases

MOGADISHU(SoOHA) – The first phase of nationwide integrated polio and measles vaccination campaign has concluded in Somalia having achieved high coverage. WHO in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health and UNICEF launched the first phase of the campaign from 24 to 28 November 2019, targeting more than 1.7 million …

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Diarrhea outbreak kills 7 children in Bakool region

MOGADISHU (SoOHA) – At least seven children were killed in Bakool region in the last 48 hours following diarrhea outbreak as risk of floods continue to be experienced in the country. HOL has learnt the seven children succumbed to acute watery diarrhea in Ato village in Bakool region while several others …

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Floods kill 25, injure 47 in Somalia: WHO

MOGADISHU (SoOHA) – Floods have killed at least 25 people and injured 47 others as heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Somalia, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The WHO said the heavy rains pounding several parts of Somalia have displaced more than 270,000 people, destroying livelihoods and infrastructure …

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