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Worst affected by the cholera outbreak are Yemen’s most vulnerable: children and those aged over 60.WHO/S. Al-WesabiWorst affected by the cholera outbreak are Yemen’s most vulnerable: children and those aged over 60. WHO/S. Al-WesabiCholera outbreak response

19 July 2017

  • National Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) in Aden and Sana'a have now been redesigned and strengthened to harness the full capacity of United Nations agencies and partners to support the cholera response.
  • The national Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) has been reduced to 0.5%, with 99.5% of people with  suspected cholera surviving.
  • Surveillance confirms a decline in suspected cases over the past two weeks in some of the most  affected governorates (e.g. Amanat al-Asimah, Amran and Sana’a). This data should be interpreted with  caution, however, given a backlog in the analysis of suspected cases. Even if the outbreak is beginning to slow in some areas, thousands are falling sick  every day. Sustained efforts are required to stop the spread of this disease.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has successfully established 47 diarrhoea treatment centres of the 50 centres in the original plan.
  • A cholera vaccination campaign originally planned for July 2017 has been postponed at the request of the health authorities, in favour of a much larger preventive campaign next year targeting millions of Yemenis at risk of the disease.
  • WHO and UNICEF are supporting a door to door awareness campaign at the end of July to help people understand how they can keep their families safe from cholera.

Read the latest situation report on the cholera outbreak in Yemen, 19 July [pdf 974kb]

Daily epidemiology bulletin, 22 August 2017

Yemen Emergency Response Plan 2017

2017 Epidemiology bulletins

Daily epidemiology bulletin, 21 August 2017

Daily epidemiology bulletin, 20 August 2017

Daily epidemiology bulletin, 19 August 2017

Daily epidemiology bulletin, 18 August 2017

Daily epidemiology bulletin, 17 August 2017

Daily epidemiology bulletin, 16 August 2017

Daily epidemiology bulletin, 15 August 2017

Daily epidemiology bulletin, 13 August 2017

Epidemiology bulletin, 31 July-6 August

Epidemiology bulletin 55, 3 August 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 54, 1 August 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 53, 31 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 52, 31 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 51, 30 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 50, 29 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 49, 28 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 48, 27 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 47, 26 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 46, 25 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 45, 24 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 44, 23 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 43, 22 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 42, 21 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 41, 20 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 40, 19 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 39, 18 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 38, 9–15 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 37, 17 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 36, 16 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 35, 15 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 34, 14 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 33, 13 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 32, 12 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 31, 2–8 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 30, 8 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 29, 7 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 28, 6 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 27, 5 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 26, 4 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 25, 3 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 24, 2 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 23, 1 July 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 22, 30 June 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 21, 29 June 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 20, 28 June 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 19, 27 June 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 18, 26 June 2017

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Epidemiology bulletin 16, 24 June 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 15, 23 June 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 14, 22 June 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 13, 27 April–20 June 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 12, 27 April–19 June 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 11, 11–17 June 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 10, 27 April–17 June 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 9, 27 April–14 June 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 8, 27 April–13 June 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 7, 27 April–12 June 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 6, 4–10 June 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 5, 27 April–7 June 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 4, 27 April–4 June 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 3, 27 April–30 May 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 2, 27 April–27 May 2017

Epidemiology bulletin 1, 27 April–22 May 2017

WHO situation reports

Read the latest situation report on the cholera outbreak in Yemen, 19 July [pdf 974kb]

Situation report on the cholera outbreak in Yemen, 27 April–12 June [pdf 1.27Mb]

Situation report on the cholera outbreak in Yemen, 20 May–5 June [pdf 736kb]

Situation report on the cholera outbreak in Yemen, 27 April–18 May [pdf 736kb]

Health and WASH cluster situation reports

Cholera situation report 6, 17 July [pdf 602kb]

Cholera situation report 5, 12 June [pdf 459kb]

Cholera situation report 4, 3 June [pdf 1.06Mb]

Cholera situation report 3, 25 May [pdf 844kb]

Cholera situation report 2, 9–14 May [pdf 891kb]

Cholera situation report 1, 27 April-9 May 2017

Emergency Response Plan 2017

Yemen Emergency Response Plan 2017

Health facility-based reported deaths and injuries

Latest health facility-based reported deaths and injuries, 19 March 2015–31 May 2017

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Assessment of health facilities damaged due to conflict

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2016 cholera situation reports



Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 25 235
Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure) 3.9
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 1.5
Life expectancy 64.0

Source: Country statistical profiles 2016

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