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Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin - Disease early warning system and response in Pakistan, Volume 5, Issue 29, Wednesday 23 July 2014

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Epidemiological week no. 29 (13 - 19 July 2014)

• CCHF: During this week, 4 suspected CCHF cases with 3 deaths have been reported 2 cases were Punjab province, while 1 each from Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces; (1 out of 4 suspected cases be‐ longs to Afghanistan and were brought to Pakistan for treatment).

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Pakistan acid attacks on women cast pall of fear

07/31/2014 02:35 GMT

by Maaz KHAN

QUETTA, July 31, 2014 (AFP) - A recent spate of acid attacks in a region of Pakistan previously untouched by the crime has sparked an impassioned debate about rising Islamisation that is forcing an increasing number of women to stay at home.

The horrific crime, which disfigures and often blinds its overwhelmingly female victims, has long been used to settle personal or family scores with hundreds of cases reported every year.

Agence France-Presse:

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North Waziristan Displacement 2014 - Weekly Situation Update # 6, 21- 28 July 2014

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  • As of 23 July 2014, 52,986 families (59 per cent) have been verified by National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) as displaced from North Waziristan Agency (NWA). 37,053 families (41 per cent) of the total 92,784 families registered have been rejected.

  • UNICEF WASH partner has repaired/installed WASH facilities in 136 schools benefitting 10,328 IDPs, provided 2,376,000 litres of water and carried out hygiene awareness sessions for 9,303 IDPs in Bannu.

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Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem?

by NURITH AIZENMAN

What do the parents think? That's always a crucial question when it comes to vaccinating kids.

And it's particularly important in Pakistan, which is one of the last places in the world where the polio virus is still making kids sick.

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For Pakistani minority sect, a tentative Eid celebration

KARACHI, PAKISTAN — A handwritten sign hangs on Naeem Sohail's door, wishing passersby Eid Mubarak, a happy end to Ramadan. Underneath, there is a modest notice that henna services are available here.

No one has taken up Mr. Sohail’s daughter on her offer to apply the traditional decorative patterns on the hands of women celebrating Eid. The family wonders if it’s because they are Ahmadis, a minority sect that considers itself Muslim, but that the Pakistani state says is heretical.

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Pakistan: Daily Emergency and Response Situational Information Report, 27 July 2014

Update includes the following:

North Waziristan Agency (NWA) Displacement
National Humanitarian Network (NHN) Updates as of 25-7-2014
EESAAR Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Programme
Media Reports
NHN IDPs Qaumi Committee Activities
Monsoon Updates-2014
Monsoon Weather Situation Report as of 26-7-2014
4 day Weather Forecast 28th July-31st July, 2014
Weather Update Map of Pakistan as of 28-7-2014
Temperature Situation Update Map of Pakistan as of 28-7-2014

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Pakistan: Health Bulletin July, 2014 - Volume: 2, Issue: 7

IN THIS BULLETIN

English News

Polio Cases Recorded

Health Profile: District Multan

Maps

Articles

Urdu News

Health Directory

HIGHLIGHTS:

Polio spread feared over mass displacement

Dengue: Mosquito larva still exists in Pindi

Lack of coordination hampering vaccination of NWA children

Delayed security nods affect polio drives in city

Combating dengue: Fumigation carried out in rural areas

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Pakistan: Education Bulletin July, 2014 - Volume: 2, Issue: 7

IN THIS BULLETIN

English News

Education Sector

Framework News

Humanitarian Interventions

Education Profile - District Multan

Maps

Articles

Urdu News

Education Directory

HIGHLIGHTS:

Remittances to reach $15b by end of fiscal year

Liberty Medal for Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai

Pakistan fails to make place among top 100 universities of Asia

Pakistan to continue help for Afghanistan education sector: Ambassador

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Pakistan: DRM Bulletin July, 2014 - Volume: 2, Issue: 7

IN THIS BULLETIN

English News

DRM Sector Framework News

Humanitarian Intervention’s

Disaster Profile: District Multan

Maps

Articles

Urdu News

DRM Directory

HIGHLIGHTS:

Nine die as heavy rain lashes Lahore, Sialkot

Polio vaccine Cold storage out of order Centre established by Ex-Governor in Jamrud

Balochistan Chief Minister announces Rs.50m grant for IDPs

Flood protection plan to be implemented from July 1

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Maximizing the Impact of Aid to Pakistan: Leverage Reform and Local Capacity

By: Richard Albright

Overcoming Pakistan's many challenges, and meeting the development needs of its people, requires working through the institutions of Pakistani governance if sustainable impacts are to be achieved. U.S. aid, if offered consistently and in support of systemic institutional reform, can have a valuable catalytic role to assist and incentivize these efforts.

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Pakistan Market Price Bulletin, June 2014

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  • The average retail price of wheat and wheat flour in May, declined by 9 and 6 percent respectively, compared to the previous month. However, prices are still higher by 12 and 11 percent respectively compared to a year ago.

  • Some improvement was observed in the purchasing capacity of low income, unskilled wage earners due to improvement in their terms‐of‐trade (ToT) as a result of a decrease in wheat flour prices.

  • Headline CPI on a yearly basis increased by 8.3 percent, while CPI for food rose by 7.4 percent.

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UNFPA responds to needs of 36,000 pregnant women displaced in Pakistan

UNFPA, together with the Network for Human and Social Development, is supporting the Government to ensure that pregnant women are able to safely deliver and providing women with essential hygiene supplies.