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05 Dec 2016 description

By Dr. Waheed Miraj, KP

Even in the most far-flung districts of Pakistan, Surveillance is being enhanced to ensure no case of polio is missed.

05 Dec 2016 description

The information presented in the document is based on the most recent and best available data at the time of publication. The EOC may update and, where necessary, modify the analysis and data in order to ensure the most current and accurate perspective is available to all.

Executive Summary

04 Dec 2016 description

International Development Secretary announces new focus on disability on International Day for People with Disabilities

The UK will lead a step-change in the world’s efforts to end extreme poverty by pushing disability up the global development agenda, International Development Secretary Priti Patel has announced.

To mark International Day for People with Disabilities (3 December) Ms Patel is calling on partners to do more to prioritise reaching the poorest and most excluded by ensuring people with disabilities are not being left behind.

03 Dec 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable prospects for 2017 wheat crop production

  • Above-average production for 2016 summer cereal crops estimated

  • Rice exports expected to increase in 2016

  • Prices of wheat and wheat flour strengthened in recent months

  • Localized food insecurity persists

Favourable prospects for 2017 wheat crop production

02 Dec 2016 description

Told rains won't come, some wheat farmers have switched crops - and are on track to avoid losses

By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio

RAWAT, Pakistan, Dec 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like his farming neighbours, Bilal Khan plants wheat in late October or early November each year, and harvests and sells his winter crop a few months later.

But this year, there are no wheat stalks are to be seen on his 3 hectares (5 acres) of land in Rawat, a town some 12 miles (20 km) from Islamabad, Pakistan's capital.

02 Dec 2016 description

UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centre in KP continued to process scheduled families only. Repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan decreased by 66% during the week of 20 - 26 Nov. compared to the previous week. The Voluntary Repatriation Centre is expected to stop processing from 1 December. According to IOM, the return of undocumented Afghans also decreased by 18% from the previous week’s total of 5,056.

02 Dec 2016 description

This issue of Frontiers of CLTS explores the potential, and some of the recorded learning, on how CLTS, as a community-based, collaborative approach to sanitation behavioural change, can be applied successfully in contexts of fragility and displacement, leading to communities more convinced and prepared to maintain and develop safe sanitation practices.

02 Dec 2016 description

Contents

561 Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization, October 2016 – conclusions and recommendations

583 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– October 2016

Sommaire

561 Réunion du Groupe stratégique consultatif d’experts sur la vaccination, octobre 2016 – conclusions et recommandations

583 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvieroctobre 2016

02 Dec 2016 description

ASHFAQ YUSUFZAI

PESHAWAR: The district administration has claimed to have reduced refusal cases by parents against polio vaccination amid complaints by health workers that they are forced by people to show their children as ‘vaccinated’ in the record without administering them the vaccine.

02 Dec 2016 description

SYED ALI SHAH

There are more than 600 people in Balochistan who are registered as HIV/Aids patients with the number of non-registered patients deemed to be more alarming.

The number of non-registered patients is more alarming," said Dr. Noor Qazi, Chief of Balochistan Aids Control Program.

Qazi was speaking at an event held in Quetta to mark the World Aids Day 2016.

The program has registered 638 HIV/Aids patients belonging to various parts of the province so far, of which only 407 are getting medicines regularly, Qazi added.

02 Dec 2016 description

SYED ALI SHAH

Around 16,000 children were not provided polio vaccine during the recent campaign in October in Balochistan, Chief of Emergency Operation Cell (EOC) Syed Faisal Ahmed told DawnNews.

According to Emergency Operation Cell's data, around 16,000 kids below the age of five year remained deprived of polio vaccine

About 11,000 children could not be provided polio vaccine because they were not at home during the campaign during the campaign conducted in October this year in Balochistan.

02 Dec 2016 description

PESHAWAR: While putting the number of HIV/AIDS cases in the country at around 97,400, health minister Shahram Khan Tarakai on Wednesday said his government would continue supporting such patients in their treatment and rehabilitation.

He told reporters at the Peshawar Press Club that his department was ensuring provision of free antiretroviral medicines and testing facilities to patients at two HIV centres in Peshawar and Kohat districts.

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

THIS WEEK

Polio this week as of  30 November 2016

30 Nov 2016 description

New US$ four million Japanese grant to procure Inactivated Polio Vaccine

Islamabad - 29 November 2016: The Government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) signed today an agreement of Japanese Yen 404 million (US$ 4 million) grant for “the Project for the Control and Eradication of Poliomyelitis”.

30 Nov 2016 description
  • 348,664 arrivals by sea in 2016

  • 4,690 dead/missing

  • published 09:00 CET 29 November

  • 1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

29 Nov 2016 description
report Germanwatch

Who Suffers Most From Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2015 and 1996 to 2015