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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.

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

06 Apr 2018 description

PEOPLE AFFECTED

1.3 million people in need of health assistance

US$ 146 million Health sector requirements under the 2018 Joint Response Plan

US$ 16.5 million Required by WHO for its health response in Cox’s Bazar

Without a rapid comprehensive health response, there will be massive loss of life during monsoon

06 Apr 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights Week 13

To date, 155 health facilities out of 158 (98%) have been registered as EWARS sites.

•109 reported were received for week 13, with 9% timeliness and 69% completeness.

•In week 13, total of 79 alerts were triggered, of which 78 were verified (99%).

03 Apr 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 24 March 2018, a total of 6 339 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported.

  • The third round of Diphtheria campaign has been completed.

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

SITUATION OVERVIEW

03 Apr 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights Week 12

•Total population of 866 000 and 728 786 (84%) are under surveillance. 155 of health facilities enrolled.

•In week 12, a total of 77 alerts were triggered – a comparable number on previous weeks (74 alerts in week 11).

•A “health facility guide to reporting through EWARS” and a poster informing Event Based Surveillance (EBS) reporting requirements and case definitions are currently being finalised and approved. A plan for dissemination of materials to partners is under development.

29 Mar 2018 description

Dhaka, 29 March 2018 - With a grossly underfunded health sector grappling to meet the needs of 1.3 million Rohingyas in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, the World Health Organization has appealed to the international community to contribute generously to enable appropriate and timely health services to this highly vulnerable population, now facing grave risks to their lives and health in view of the coming rainy season.

24 Mar 2018 description

PEOPLE AFFECTED

1.3 million people
in need of health assistance

US$ 146 million
Health Sector requirements under the 2018 Joint Response Plan

US$ 16.5 million
Required by WHO for its health response in Cox’s Bazar

Rohingyas: Traumatized with low immunization and at high-risk of outbreaks

24 Mar 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 17 March 2018, a total of 6,250 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported.

  • The third round of 13-day Diphtheria campaign is ongoing.

  • There is decrease in the number of reported cases of acute jaundice syndrome relative to previous weeks.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

24 Mar 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights
Week 11

  • Total population of 866 000 and 728 786 (84%) are under surveillance. 153 of health facilities enrolled.

  • Completeness of reporting in W11 was 65% (100/153 health facilities).

  • Total of 74 alerts were triggered, all of which were verified.

16 Mar 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 10 March 2018, a total of 6 132 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported.

  • The third round of 13-day Diphtheria campaign started on 10 March.

  • There is an increase in the number of reported cases of acute jaundice syndrome relative to previous weeks.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

06 Mar 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 3 March 2018, a total of 6 025 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported.

  • There is a decline in the reported numbers of acute jaundice syndrome in week 9 relative to the previous weeks.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

01 Mar 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 28 February 2018, a total of 5 882 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported.

  • The Diphtheria vaccination campaign in the host community in Teknaf upazila, vaccinated 39 222 children (97% coverage) from 17 February to 22 February with pentavalent vaccine in the age group of 1 to 5 years.

  • There is a decline in the reported numbers of suspected measles/rubella cases as well as acute watery diarrhea in week 8 relative to the previous week

SITUATION OVERVIEW

28 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An estimated 688 000 Rohingya have crossed over to Bangladesh following violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on 25 August 2017.

  • The ongoing challenges in safe water, sanitation and hygiene raise, together with the upcoming rainy season, risk of outbreaks of waterborne and diseases transmitted through the fecal-oral route, as well as vectorborne diseases among others.

  • The second round of vaccination campaign against diphtheria concluded on 10 February with 391 678 children (109% of estimated target) immunized.

23 Feb 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 17th February 2018, a total of 5 764 suspected cases have been reported

  • The second round of vaccination campaign against diphtheria along with sweep activity concluded on 14th February 2018 397,375 children up to 15 years immunized.

SITUATION OVERVIEW