WHO Afghanistan Monthly Programme Update: April 2017, Emergency Humanitarian Action

Report
from World Health Organization
Published on 18 May 2017 View Original

KEY UPDATES:

 Conflict and war continued to cause mass casualties and disruption to health service provision in many areas in April 2017

 Three more health facilities were forced to close in the southern region due to conflict—around 1700 families were internally displaced

 WHO continued to support the upgrading of trauma care services in provincial hospitals in Badakhshan, Takhar, Ghor, Badghis and Saripul

 The number of returnees and refugees returning to Afghanistan from Pakistan and Iran reached 155 000 by the end of April for 2017—over 109 000 undocumented returnees have arrived from Iran. In April, 19 460 undocumented Afghans and 3,692 documented returnee refugees crossed the Torkham border to Afghanistan

 148 disease outbreaks were reported from January to 22 April 2017—over 70% of outbreaks are attributed to measles and 12% to Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF)