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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.

26 Sep 2018 description

SEAR/PR/1701

Dhaka, 25 September: A European Union grant of €1 million (US$1.2 million) is helping the World Health Organization to strengthen health services for the nearly one million vulnerable Rohingyas and their host communities in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, who remain at risk of disease outbreaks.

“The funds are being used to strengthen life-saving primary health care services and enhance capacities to minimise the number of deaths and cases in the event of an outbreak,” said Dr Bardan Jung Rana, WHO’s Representative to Bangladesh.

25 Sep 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• A Clinical Management of Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Conditions in Humanitarian Emegencies (mhGAP – HIG) training was organized in Cox's Bazar between 15-17 September, 2018 to strengthen the competencies of persons providing mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services.

• ARI is causing major burden of illness in Rohingya camps, particularly in children <5 years of age.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

17 Sep 2018 description

Period covered: 5 – 11 September 2018 Location: Bangladesh

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• Bangladesh is experiencing seasonal influenza, which may also be circulating in the camp area.

• A total of 1 988 family and 70 community water filters have so far been distributed to 13 partner organizations with the main beneficiaries being pregnant women.

• Since February 2018, 18 327 children of 0-23 months have received BCG vaccination while the Pentavalent vaccine has been administered to 20 522 children.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

14 Sep 2018 description

Period covered: 29 August – 4 September 2018
Location: Bangladesh

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• The next round of oral cholera campaign (OCV) will begin on 6 October 2018, targeting 327 364 people.

• Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) and suspected malaria cases are showing an increasing trend.

• A total of nine Mobile Medical Teams were deployed in week 35. Primary health care and dental care services were provided to 3 375 people across 13 camps.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

12 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Since 11 May, monsoon rains have affected 29,650 people, with 2,909 individuals displaced, 33 injured and 1 killed.

  • In the past week health facilities reported 4,335 patients with Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD). This brings the total number of AWD patients to 125,565 in 2018.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.