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21 Jan 2019 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The number of varicella cases reported this week in 1 358. WHO and the health sector are working in collaboration with Education sector and Risk communication to contain the disease.

  • A total of 2.2 million doses were administered in 2018 through two Penta/Td, bOPV campaigns and two OCV campaigns

SITUATION OVERVIEW

03 Jan 2019 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • About 30 health facilities have received exemption from restricted movement during the election period and will remain open to provide essential health services.

  • About 363 411 people (110.6%) benefited from the OCV campaign including 264 280 people (117.5%) from Rohingya population.

  • Since February 2018 to date, a total of 35 148 BCG doses have been given children and 19 906 Td doses to pregnant women.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

24 Dec 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Following the sweeping and repeat activities, the fourth round of oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign now has coverage of 111%. A total of 363 411 people received vaccination including 99 161 from the host community.

  • A total of three new diphtheria case-patients (three suspected) were reported this week. Total casepatients reported in EWARS is now 8 327.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

18 Dec 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• The fourth round of oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign was completed with 108% coverage. A total of 356 202 people received vaccination.

• A total of three new diphtheria case-patients (three suspected) were reported this week. Total case-patients reported in EWARS is now 8 327.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

12 Dec 2018 description

Highlights

  • The 9th round of water quality surveillance in refugee settlements started from 26 November 2018 and planned to be completed by 12 December 2018.

  • Four days training on Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies (GBViE) was conducted from 26-29 November 2018.
    The training targeted health partners providing health services to GBV survivors in the Rohingya refugee camps.

  • Health sector completed the review of JRP projects in the online project system.

09 Dec 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

The Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) has been a gamechanger for WHO. It allows WHO to respond rapidly to disease outbreaks and health emergencies - often in 24 hours or less. This saves lives and helps prevent unnecessary suffering. Furthermore, a quick response dramatically reduces the costs of controlling outbreaks and emergencies, as well as the wider social and economic impacts.

06 Dec 2018 description

The humanitarian emergency in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh is one of three around the world where a Dutch Government funded pilot project is taking place, targeting the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of forcibly displaced women and girls. Bangladesh is sheltering nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees who have crossed over from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar and are living in camps there.

03 Dec 2018 description

EWARS refreshing training was conducted from November 18-24, 2018. Nearly 400 health care workers were trained. The objective of the training was to improve quality of reporting on completeness and timeliness,

  • 2nd week of OCV Campaign completed with the total coverage of 163,441 (101.5%). Of which 119,649 (107.3%) were FDMN, and 43,792 (88.5%) from host community,

  • Safe Blood Transfusion review mission was led by WHOHQ, WHO-SEARO, WCO-BAN together with the national safe blood transfusion expert committee.

26 Nov 2018 description

Key Highlights

  • EWARS refresher training began on 18 November and will conduct 6 sessions ending on 29 November. The aim is to improve the quality of EWARS reporting.

  • The IEDCR field laboratory has been upgraded with Molecular testing for Dengue/Chikungunya/Zika triplex RT‐PCR and Influenza RT‐PCR assay.

  • The fourth round of oral cholera campaign was launched on 17 November 2018 under the leadership of DGHS in collaboration WHO, UNICEF and other health sector partners.

Situation Overview

19 Nov 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• There has been an increase in AWD alerts from the health facilities as well as from Diarrhoea Treatment Centres (DTCs). WHO has conducted field investigations for all the alerts.

• Suspected malaria, acute respiratory infection and other diarrhoea are the diseases with highest proportional morbidity in week 45.

• The next round of Oral Cholera Vaccination campaign is set to commence on 17 November running up to 13 December 2018. More than 328 500 people are being targeted including 103 600 people from the host community.

18 Nov 2018 description

SEAR/PR/1702

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 17 November 2018: Nearly 330,000 Rohingyas refugees and Bangladesh host community will be vaccinated against cholera in a month-long campaign beginning today in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar and its nearby areas, to protect vulnerable population against the deadly disease amidst increased risk of flooding in the ongoing cyclone season.

12 Nov 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• Acute respiratory infection (ARI), Acute watery diarrhea (AWD), Unexplained fever (UF) and suspected malaria were the diseases with highest proportional morbidity.

• The next round of Oral Cholera Vaccination campaign is set to commence on 17 November running up to 13 December 2018.

• A Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Gender-based Violence (GBV) workshop was held on 4-5 November 2018 in Cox’s Bazar with 45 people participating.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

05 Nov 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• Acute respiratory infection (ARI), Acute watery diarrhoea (AWD), Unexplained fever (UF) and suspected malaria were the diseases with highest proportional morbidity in last week.

• The process of developing 2019 health sector plan for Rohingya Joint Response Plan was completed.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

22 Oct 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Acute respiratory infection and suspected malaria are still showing an increasing trend.

  • EWARS supportive supervision was piloted with an aim of improving quality of data and provision of support to health partners

SITUATION OVERVIEW

15 Oct 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• Acute respiratory infection and acute watery diarrhoea are showing increasing trends.

• Suspected malaria cases continue to be reported in relatively high number. It is possible that these cases represent variety of syndromes with different etiologies.

• A refresher training was conducted to improve the capacity of health workers for preparedness and response to diarrhoeal disease outbreaks in Cox’s Bazar.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

08 Oct 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Suspected malaria cases continue showing an increasing trend. It is possible that the increase in cases represents variety of syndromes with different etiologies.

  • Since February 2018, a total of 21 085 children have received BCG vaccination.

  • The 6th round of water quality surveillance in camps commenced on 26 September 2018.

  • WHO is in the process of commissioning an external review for health services’ delivery in the Rohingya refugee camps.