Humanitarian Health Action

Conflict and humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

WHO/Central African Republic

11 April 2014 -- The priority health needs are access to essential health services, strengthening disease surveillance and the availability of health resources. The first three causes of morbidity are malaria , diarrheal diseases and acute respiratory infections with a tendency proportional malaria increased since week 13. A cholera outbreak is confirmed in in northern Cameroon on the border of Central African Republic. Health Resources Availability Mapping System (HeRAMS) has been implemented to better identify epidemiological risks and the availability of resources.