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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

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.

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.

23 Mar 2018 description

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

Leadership across the WHO South-East Asia Region to End TB by 2030 is formidable. It has also gathered pace. Last week’s Statement of Action on Ending TB – developed and adopted by the Region’s ministers of health and representatives at the ‘End TB Summit’ in New Delhi, India – shows exactly how and why.

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