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The risk of communicable diseases remains a humanitarian concern with major health risks including cholera, acute watery diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, malaria and other vector borne diseases and conditions such as severe acute malnutrition.
Access to the affected districts is still conditioned due to the destruction of roads, the telecommunications network and the interruption of electricity.
Mozambique: Cyclone Idai Responding Organisations Presence (Completed and ongoing as of 18 April 2019)
The floods caused by the Tropical Cyclone IDAI has affected 3 million people in the Republics of Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe leaving 839 people dead, and this figure continued to rise as the rains stopped and water subsided. To date, over 201,476 people (Table 1) have been displaced and about 317 camps established. A total of 2,347 people have been reported injured and over 300 people are still missing in the affected countries.
Almost one month on, 1 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance following Cyclone Idai’s impact in Mozambique, according to UNICEF.
• The Ministry of Education has provided 50,000 books and 50,000 pencils to students impacted by the crisis.
• Nearly 1.1 million people had received food assistance as of 13 April and distribution of seeds for the winter harvest was underway in Sofala province.
• More than 2,100 children (6-59 months) have been screened for acute malnutrition in the accommodation centres for displaced people, as of 13 April. Out of these, 62 had severe acute malnutrition and 131 had moderate acute malnutrition, who have been referred for treatment
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O objectivo deste Manual é proporcionar ferramentas padronizadas de saúde pública para a implementação de acções de prevenção, controlo e resposta a um surto de cólera e assim contribuir para a redução da morbimortalidade por esta doença.
Estas diretrizes são destinadas a todos os profissionais de saúde que têm a responsabilidade de lidar com a cólera desde o nível nacional, as províncias e distritos, até ao nível de unidade sanitária. Inclusivamente, também é destinado as organizações não-governamentais e outros parceiros que apoiam o país nas actividades de resposta contra a cólera, e devem ser usadas para apoiar a elaboração de planos de preparação para a prevenção, controle e de resposta a uma epidemia de cólera.