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02 Jul 2015 description

In this issue:

  • How Surveillance Works

  • Containing a Polio Outbreak: Horn of Africa and Central Africa

  • Review of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan

  • Global Voices in Support of Polio Eradication

01 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

Epidemiological week no. 48
(23 - 29 Nov 2014)

• 3 suspected CCHF cases were reported this week from Balochistan province.

• In this week, 75 out of 87 districts and 2,777 out of 3,590 health facilities have reported to Disease Early Warning System (DEWS), compared to 77 districts with 2,646 health facilities shared weekly data in week 47, 2014.

• A total of 1,132,033 patients consultations reported in this week 48, 2014.

01 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS Overview of IDPs in KP/FATA

  • Return Updates

  • Protection Cluster Work Plan 2015

  • Overview of trainings/workshops

  • Spontaneous settlements in Bannu

  • MuSAFR findings

  • IOM/Humanitarian Communications

  • Child protection

  • Inter-cluster mission to North Waziristan Agency

  • MHPSS Assessment by IMC, Handicap international and We Can

  • Advocacy

  • Update on Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund (PHPF)

01 Jul 2015 description

LAHORE: Punjab is formally introducing the injectable Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) in routine immunisation from July 1 (today) in all 36 districts across the province.

The IPV has been made part of the larger plan for nine vaccine preventable diseases, under the umbrella of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation.

The introduction of IPV comes as a milestone in polio’s endgame strategies and is part of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 developed in consultation with stakeholders, polio-infected countries, partners and global advisory bodies.

01 Jul 2015 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market availability was adequate in May, with supplies from recent 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by the conflict in northeastern Nigeria. The recent opening of borders among Ebola-affected countries contributed to improved trade flows in some areas, following disruptions over the second half of 2014.

01 Jul 2015 description
report HOPE'87

Building on the success and the knowledge gained during the preceding project, the current one focuses on the integration of the „School Based Disaster Risk Management“ (SBDRM) model into the governmental system of the Pakistani Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

This SBDRM model has been developed in close cooperation with the DIPECHO partners in the course of the DIPECHO 7th Action Plan. The project is co-financed by ECHO, ADC and HOPE’87.

According to the concept of „Comprehensive School Safety“ the main goals of the project include:

30 Jun 2015 description

REPORT SYNOPSIS

Date: 2015/06/30
On 29 June 2015 we responded to a funding alert in response to the heat wave in Pakistan.

During the past week, the Sindh province of Pakistan has experienced increased temperatures of around 48–52 centigrade, the highest temperature among recorded statistical data. 1,400 people are reported to have died of intense heat stroke across southern Pakistan.

30 Jun 2015 description

CDKN’s Abdur Rahman and Charlotte Finlay reflect on how Pakistan could learn to plan better for heat waves and reduce the risks to its population.

30 Jun 2015 description

Published: June 29, 2015
By: Moeed Yusuf and Scott Smith

30 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 24–30 June 2015

Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.

South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.

30 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

  • The pace of general and food inflation in the region slowed in May increasing 2.7 and 2.5 percent, respectively.

  • In Afghanistan, greater internal displacements of food insecure populations are expected in the coming winter because of insufficient food availability and barriers to food access.

  • Stabilization policy efforts in India continue to mitigate the price volatility of vegetables, in particular for onion and potato.

30 Jun 2015 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved assistance of over $220 million to help Pakistan rebuild and upgrade roads, bridges and other high-priority infrastructure damaged by the devastating 2014 floods.

30 Jun 2015 description
report UN News Service

Expressing concern over the plight of millions of Afghan refugees, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has called on the international community to boost its engagement, employ innovative solutions and pro-active joint advocacy to end the world’s largest prolonged humanitarian crisis.

30 Jun 2015 description

Preface

Background to the study

The following report forms part of a series of publications based on research conducted by the Research and Development Unit under the project: "Pathways Through Education - A study of the educational paths of primary school children in rural Sindh".

The study, which was supported by Ilm Ideas was conducted between January 2014 and April 2015 in the districts of Jacobabad and Kashmore. It sought to address the following research questions: