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24 Feb 2017 description

Overview

76 million
people in need of aid as a result of emergencies – almost 60% of all people-in-need globally

30 million
people displaced (internally and in neighboring countries) as a result of conflict and natural disasters

7 graded emergencies
directly and indirectly affecting a total of 14 countries

Protracted emergencies
in Somalia and Sudan

H5N1, MERS CoV, Polio
health security threats currently in the Region

21 Feb 2017 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Avalanche kills seven near Lowari Tunnel

  • NDMA prepares framework for vulnerable, low-income communities

  • Wind, rain, heat: Health risks grow with extreme weather

  • Babies starving as food runs low in Pakistan's drought-hit Tharparkar district

  • CM approves shifting of eight ATCs from Clifton to Central jail

  • Sindh govt fails to provide adequate security in Sehwan, says MQM, PMLF

  • Punjab sends summary to federal government for Rangers’ deployment

16 Feb 2017 description

Polio this week as of 15 February 2017

15 Feb 2017 description

Islamabad, February 15, 2017 - Chairing a high level review meeting on polio emergency here today Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar directed to ensure strict accountability and maintain stringent monitoring to meet remaining challenges in polio eradication.

“We must build on success achieved hencefar by maintaining stringent monitoring and making everyone associated with the program accountable”, said the Minister.

15 Feb 2017 description

The twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the Director General on 7 February 2017.

14 Feb 2017 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights

  • Climate change, environmental health risks becoming greater causes of death

  • 6.3 earthquake jolts parts of Balochistan

  • NDMA holds national workshop on disaster risk insurance framework for Pakistan

  • 14 killed, over 100 wounded in Lahore blast

  • 3 FC personnel martyred in explosion in South Waziristan

  • NACTA warned about blast in Lahore

  • FIA to issue red warrant for Altaf through Interpol

  • 37-nation naval exercises begin in Pakistan

11 Feb 2017 description

Islamabad, Feb 09, 2017: International donors highly appreciated the gains made by Pakistan to eradicate the deadly poliovirus and pledged to continue their support for “making polio a history.”

09 Feb 2017 description

Polio this week as of  8 February 2017

  • As the low season for poliovirus transmission continues, the first wild poliovirus case from acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in the calendar year 2017 is reported from Afghanistan. Wild poliovirus type 1 positive samples from 2017 had previously been reported from environmental samples in Pakistan. Both countries continue to intensify their eradication efforts to urgently interrupt any residual virus transmission.

05 Feb 2017 description

ISLAMABAD, 4th February, 2017 (WAM) -- More than 10.6 million children were vaccinated against polio during the third phase of the UAE polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan in 2016.

Over 71.5 million polio vaccines were distributed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Sindh provinces and in FATA, the UAE Pakistan Assistance Programme, UAE PAP, announced.

01 Feb 2017 description
  • The Executive Board of the World Health Organization at its meeting in Geneva last week noted that the world is closer than ever to being polio-free, and urged for increased support to the remaining endemic countries. At the same time, ministries commended efforts made on containment and to manage an ongoing global inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) supply constraint. The Board also encouraged plans to transition the polio infrastructure for the long-term, to ensure it continues to benefit broader public health efforts even after the disease is gone.

01 Feb 2017 description

24 January 2017 – Humanity is on the verge of one the greatest public health achievements in history – eradicating polio. In 2016, fewer children were paralysed by polio than in any other year globally, and in Pakistan. Despite many challenges faced by the polio programme, Pakistan has made strides towards stopping transmission and in 2017 is the closest it has ever been to reaching that goal. After many years the highly transmittable yet vaccine preventable virus is finding that there are very few places left to hide.

31 Jan 2017 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

Climate Change Adaptation Project to benefit 185 million population

Pakistan - Severe weather (NDMA, Local Media)(ECHO Daily Flash of 27 January 2017)

Sound Bytes: ‘Climate change is a bigger threat to Pakistan than terrorism’

Fourth generation war and the intelligence arm

Quebec attack, immigration and havoc

Scotland Yard not to reopen MQM’s money laundering case on Pakistan request

Govt to inaugurate 14 passport offices this year: Nisar

230 cases registered under anti-money laundering law

27 Jan 2017 description

Ministries of health from around the world call for urgent measures to secure lasting polio-free world

26 Jan 2017 description

Polio this week as of 26 January 2017

24 Jan 2017 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Fresh wave of cold hits Pakistan, rain expected in Karachi

  • Pakistan School Safety Framework to be finalised in March: NDMA

  • Govt issues precautionary measures for likely dry spell

  • Seminar on climate change

  • 69 Pakistanis in Saudi detention on terror charges

  • Protecting the corridor: Special security force for CPEC notified: report

  • 90 pc of FATA IDPs are back home: Jhagra

  • Two nations, too many problems

23 Jan 2017 description

PESHAWAR: Five days anti-polio campaign in Khyber Agency and Wana Subdivision of South Waziristan Agency will start on Monday January 23, 2017. Active campaign will continue for five days from Monday January 23rd to Friday January 27th, followed by catch up of missed children, under the supervision and assistance of political agents, commissioners and security forces.

20 Jan 2017 description

Polio this week as of 17 January 2017

19 Jan 2017 description

Peshawar, January 19, 2016 - After reviewing the successful campaign in rest of FATA agencies, Emergency Operation Centre (FATA) has welcomed the decision of Agency Polio Eradication Committee (APEC) to start Polio campaign in Khyber Agency from January 23, 2017.

17 Jan 2017 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights:

Heavy snowfall halts life in Balochistan, Chitral, hilly areas

Experts call for effective land management

Met department forecasts rain, snow to continue till Wednesday

Climate change: Pakistan at seventh among top 10 most vulnerable countries

Calamitous: Many disaster bodies exist on paper only

Senate unanimously condemns Modi’s anti-Pakistan statement

Govt moves for speedy trial of terrorists

Army chief rubbishes Afghanistan’s claim linking Pakistan with terror attacks