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26 May 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • About 200 000 Rohingya people are at risk of landslides and floods in camps, of which 25 000 are at very high-risk

  • The Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign was successfully completed on 16 May, 2018. A total of 879 273 (89% of the people targeted) beneficiaries including 103 605 people from host community were vaccinated during the Oral Rehydration Campaign.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

25 May 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights Week 20

• An estimated total FDMN population of 866 000 and 728 786 (84%) are under surveillance in Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).

• To date, 170 health facilities are currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites and no new facilities registered this week.

• In week 20, 123 weekly reports were received by Tuesday, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 71% for 2018.

18 May 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights Week 19

  • An estimated total FDMN population of 866 000 and 728 786 (84%) are under surveillance in Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).

  • To date, 170 health facilities are currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites with one new facility registered this week.

  • In week 19, 125 weekly reports were received by Tuesday, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 70% for 2018.

18 May 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • From 8 November 2017, a total 6 887 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported. A total of 42 deaths were reported in EWARS during this time.

  • The Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign was successfully completed on 13 May, 2018. A total of 901 810 beneficiaries were vaccinated.

  • To date a total of 92 223 Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) case-patients have been notified through Indicator Based Surveillance in EWARS bringing. WHO and partners continue to prepare for likely outbreak.

11 May 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • From 8 November 2017, a total 6 860 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported. Cases continue to be reported amongst children aged 5-14 years.

  • About 985 000 people are being targeted in the Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) campaign that commenced on 6 May 2018 including 135 000 from the host community. Over 464 000 people have been vaccinated by day four.

10 May 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights Week 18

  • An estimated total FDMN population of 866 000 and 728 786 (84%) are under surveillance in Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).

  • To date, 169 health facilities are currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites including the twelve new MoH facilities.

  • In week 18, 110 weekly reports were received by Tuesday, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 69% for 2018.

06 May 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar, 6 May 2018 – A massive cholera vaccination campaign began today to protect nearly one million Rohingyas and their host communities living in and around the refugee camps in Bangladesh, to prevent any potential outbreak during the ongoing monsoon season.

This is a second cholera vaccination campaign being held for the Rohingyas and their host communities. Earlier 900,000 doses of oral cholera vaccine were administered to the vulnerable population in two phases in October – November last year.

05 May 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• From 8 November 2017, a total 6 822 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported. Cases continue to be reported amongst children aged 5-14 years.

• According to Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS), in 2018, acute respiratory infections and AWD are the two leading syndromes with highest proportional morbidity of 11.8% and 5.3%, respectively. Both diseases and mosquito-borne diseases are at risk of causing severe outbreaks during monsoons and are being monitored by WHO team.

01 May 2018 description

Weekly Situation Report # 23

Date of issue: 26 April 2018

Period covered: 17 April – 24 April

Location: Bangladesh

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • From 8 November 2017, a total 6,780 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported. Cases continue to be reported amongst children aged 5‐14 years.

  • 37 medical technologists and medical assistants participated in Laboratory diagnosis of malaria using Rapid diagnostics and Microscopy.

01 May 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights Week 17

  • To date, 157 health facilities are currently registered as active Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS) reporting sites. ,
    Twelve new MoH sites were registered this week and will start reporting in week 18.

  • In week 17, 102 weekly reports were received by Tuesday, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 68% for 2018.

26 Apr 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights Week 15

• To date, 157 health facilities are currently registered as Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS) sites, and includes two new sites since week 14.

• In week 16, 112 weekly reports were received by Tuesday, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 68% for 2018.

• In week 16, a total 83 alerts were triggered and all the alerts went through initial verification. Of the 83 alerts, 11 alerts are currently being monitored by the WHO epidemiology team.

20 Apr 2018 description

By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia

It is imperative that every child, adolescent and pregnant woman in the WHO South-East Asia Region receives the life-saving benefits vaccines provide.

20 Apr 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights Week 15

•156 health facilities are currently registered in EWARS. 116 reported were received for week 15. The cumulative completeness for reporting is 74%.

• In week 15, a total 85 alerts were triggered and all the alerts went through initial verification.

• 4 012 AWD cases were reported in week 15, bringing total for AWD in 2018 up to 72 942 cases. One field investigation was conducted in response to an AWD alert. The investigation and initial risk assessment was completed in less than 48 hours.

Diphtheria

19 Apr 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • From 8 November 2018, a total 6,687 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported. Majority of those affected are of age between 5-14 years.

  • The third round of Diphtheria campaign has been completed with coverage of 104% for between 6 weeks to 15-year-old children.

  • With monsoon season looming, preparations are ongoing to mitigate the effects of the rains on the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN) population.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

18 Apr 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 31 March 2018, a total 6,577 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported.

  • The third round of Diphtheria campaign has been completed.

  • Preparation for the upcoming monsoon season is on-going.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

17 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An estimated 671 500 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh following violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on 25 August 2017. There are now a total of 883 868 Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National (FDMN) in Bangladesh. The total population in need of health sector assistance is 1.3 million including approximately 300,000 from the host community population.

13 Apr 2018 description

SEAR/PR/1686

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 12 April 2018: H.E. Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre's Supervisor General and Advisor at the Royal Court visited the Sadar District Hospital in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. His visit was to observe the work under the joint improvement project between the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, World Health Organization and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KS Relief) to enhance health care services at Sadar Hospital for Rohingyas and their host communities.

10 Apr 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 31 March 2018, a total 6,460 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported.

  • The third round of Diphtheria campaign has been completed.

  • Preparation for the upcoming monsoon season is on-going.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

10 Apr 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights Week 13

• 155 health facilities are currently registered as EWARS sites. 111 reported were received for week 14. In 2018, the cumulative completeness for reporting is 69%.

• 90 alerts were triggered through indicator-based surveillance (IBS) and 12 through event-based surveillance (EBS). All alerts were verified. Of the 90 IBS alerts, 75 (83.3%) were discarded and 13 (16.7%) are being monitored.