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17 Jul 2018 description

New Delhi, 17 July 2018 – Lauding efforts being made by countries to save more and more lives through immunization, including during public health emergencies, World Health Organization today called for further accelerating efforts to reach the nearly five million unvaccinated children in WHO South-East Asia Region.

05 Jul 2018 description
  • An estimated total FDMN population of 866 000, of which 734 176 (85%) under surveillance in the Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).

  • 171 (63%) health facilities currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites.

  • 96 (56%) facilities reported in EWARS fewer than previous week (111 weekly reports in week 25) by Tuesday 3 July, 2018 resulting in a cumulative completeness of 68% in 2018.

05 Jul 2018 description

The current landscape where Rohingya refugees are residing is at high-risk of flooding and landslides during the monsoon season which is usually between June and September in Bangladesh. Landslides are frequent in Bangladesh’s hilly areas during heavy monsoon. The districts of Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong were ravaged by Cyclone Mora with widespread flooding and damaging winds on 30 May 2017 affecting 3 million people.

24 Jun 2018 description

The current landscape where in Rohingya refugees are residing is at high-risk of flooding and landslides during the monsoon season which is usually between June and September in Bangladesh. Landslides are frequent in Bangladesh’s hilly areas during heavy monsoon. The districts of Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong were ravaged by Cyclone Mora with widespread flooding and damaging winds on 30 May 2017 affecting 3 million people.

23 Jun 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cumulatively 28 415 people have been affected by the Monsoon rains since 11 May 2018. Of these, 17 977 between 9-13 June 2018.

  • Following the recent heavy rains, the Health Sector stakeholders have been alerted to increased risks of water and vector-borne disease outbreaks.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

22 Jun 2018 description
  • 170 (63%) health facilities are currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites and no new facilities registered this week.

  • In week 24, 56 weekly reports (33%) were received by Tuesday 19 June 2018, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 69% in 2018. This sudden drop of reporting rate is mostly due to the heavy rain and the public holidays that took place this week.

  • 4 alerts were triggered this week. All alerts went through initial verification within 72 hours of being triggered by WHO EWARS team.

  • WHO EWARS team

22 Jun 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 21 June 2018: To strengthen health services for Rohingya refugees and their host communities in Cox’s Bazar, additional health workforce has been added to the district hospital here, the only facility providing referral services to nearly 1.3 million vulnerable population at increased risk of diseases in the ongoing rainy season.

18 Jun 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• 24 735 people have been affected by the Monsoon rains as .

• Several infrastructures in the camps have been damaged including 18 water points, 252 latrines and one health facility.

• The health sector Monsoon and cyclone contingency and response plan is activated.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

• According to the Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) exercise, there are an estimated 915 000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar as of 25 May 2018. Of these, 702 000 are new arrivals since 25 August 2017.

16 Jun 2018 description

The current landscape where in Rohingya refugees are residing is at high-risk of flooding and landslides during the monsoon season which is usually between June and September in Bangladesh. Landslides are frequent in Bangladesh’s hilly areas during heavy monsoon. The districts of Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong were ravaged by Cyclone Mora with widespread flooding and damaging winds on 30 May 2017 affecting 3 million people.

14 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The oral vaccination campaign for acute watery diarrhea was successfully completed on 13th May 2018. A total of 901,810 people were vaccinated in this campaign including Rohingya and host community.

14 Jun 2018 description
  • An estimated total FDMN population of 866 000, of which 734 176 (85%) are under surveillance in the Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).

  • 170 (63%) health facilities are currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites and no new facilities registered this week.

  • This week, 104 weekly reports were received in time, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 69% for 2018.

12 Jun 2018 description

Five-year-old Harun lives in a Kutupalong camp which houses about 60 000 Rohingyas. Harun’s father took him to the IOM-run Primary Health Care center in Kutupalong, Ukhia, when he had high temperature. The doctor examined Harun and referred him to the laboratory for a malaria test. The laboratory technologist Muhammad Assaduzzaman Asad pricked the boy’s finger to collect a droplet of blood to put it through the malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) procedure. The result was available in 20 minutes and it was negative.

07 Jun 2018 description

An estimated total FDMN population of 866 000, of which 734 176 (85%) are under surveillance in the Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).

  • 170 (63%) health facilities are currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites and no new facilities registered this week.

  • For week 22, 116 weekly reports were received by Tuesday of the following week, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 71% for 2018.

07 Jun 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.

• Since February 2018, about 7 624 newborns have received BCG vaccine.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

• According to the Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) exercise, there are an estimated 915 000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar as of 25 May 2018. Of these, 702 000 are new arrivals since 25 August 2017.

02 Jun 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

  • Since February 2018, about 6 000 newborns have received BCG vaccine. A total of 3 396 pregnant women have received Td1 and 1 400 Td2 vaccines.

  • 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 OCV campaign.

01 Jun 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar, 1 June 2018 – With rains starting to intermittently flood the Rohingya refugee camps, the World Health Organization and other health sector partners are further strengthening preventive and contingency measures to minimize the health impact of monsoons for the nearly 1.3 million vulnerable populations in Cox’s Bazar.

01 Jun 2018 description

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

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

• For week 21, 119 weekly reports were received by Tuesday of the following week, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 71% for 2018.

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.