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The network of diarrhoea treatment centres is being scaled-up in response to a resurgence of choleraThe network of diarrhoea treatment centres is being scaled-up in response to a resurgence of choleraCholera outbreak response

27 April–18 May 2017 

  • A cholera outbreak has reignited in Yemen, spreading with unprecedented speed across 18 out of 23 governorates and causing a total of 23 425 suspected cases and 242 deaths between 27 April 2017 and 18 May 2017.
  • This is the second wave of an outbreak which first emerged in September 2016 and had previously shown signs of slowing. The cumulative total number of cases reported across both waves of the outbreak has reached 49 096 with 361 related deaths.
  • The current rate of spread is alarming, with 44% of the total cases reported over the last 7.5 months and 65% of the total deaths reported in May 2017 alone.

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

Epidemiology bulletin, 27 April–22 May 2017

2017 cholera updates

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

Cholera situation report 1, 27 April-9 May 2017


Cholera situation report 3, 13 November 2016

Cholera situation report 2, 26 October 2016

Cholera response - donor alert, 17 October 2016 | Arabic

Cholera situation report 1, 10 October 2016

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 2015–30 April 2017

All reports

Assessment of health facilities damaged due to conflict

Latest 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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