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Research in Pediatrics & Neonatology

AWD, Cholera Outbreak / Children of Somalia

*Corresponding author: Hamid Yahya Hussain, Department of Community and Family Medicine, WHO public health Medicine Consultant, P O BOX 23317, Sharjah, UAE

Submission: September 01, 2017; Published: October 12, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/RPN.2017.01.000502

ISSN : 2576-9200
Volume1 Issue1


In June 2017, I have Joined World health organization mission to Somalia in responding efforts to AWD/Cholera ongoing outbreak, the long run instability of the country has led to the continuous deterioration of the sanitation and safe-water infrastructure. Only 10 per cent of the rural population and 63 per cent of the urban population has access to improved drinking water it is no strange that acute watery diarrhea (AWD) and cholera are widely disseminated among children population of Somalia which necessitate focusing of international efforts to help those victims. There is no surprise that morbidities and mortalities rates are upraising significantly.

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