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31 Dec 2012 description

KARACHI, Dec 29: At least 56 measles patients, mostly children, have died while around 1,250 cases of the preventable disease have been reported from across Sindh so far, it emerged on Saturday.

The consolidated figures of deaths and measles cases were for the first time officially confirmed by Sindh Health Secretary Aftab Khatri who is in Kandhkot along with health director-general Feroze Memon to supervise a newly launched vaccination campaign in some districts, as earlier scattered cases of measles had been reported off and on in the media.

31 Dec 2012 description

Turkish Red Crescent responses to countrywide disasters with the coordination of National Directorate General for Disaster Management, through 9 District and 24 Local Disaster Management & Operation Centers. The disaster response activities are conducted with support of 260 expert disaster personnel and personnel that work in other units of the institution across the country.

31 Dec 2012 description

CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT

Surrounded by shattered buildings and a massive concrete wall pock-marked by shell holes and small bullet craters, I met Malaika Issack. What could drive anyone to seek shelter in a city like Mogadishu, scarred by twenty years of war?

31 Dec 2012 description

From the Newspaper | Mohammad Hussain Khan

HYDERABAD, Dec 31: A high number of officially confirmed deaths — 92 until Sunday — from measles raises a big question mark over the routine immunisation coverage by Sindh health authorities. Thanks to a controversy over transfer of the Expanded Programme for Immunisation (EPI) to the People’s Primary Healthcare Initiative (PPHI) from the Sindh government, the community at large which needs immunisation cover against communicable diseases has been sandwiched between the EPI project director and the PPHI management.

31 Dec 2012 description

Efficient cash transfer mechanisms and effective two-way communication with disaster-affected communities using mobile phone technology

MOBILE PHONES CAN TRANSFORM EMERGENCY RESPONSE

31 Dec 2012 description

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin s'est améliorée dans le Sahel d'Afrique de l'ouest avec la diminution des effectifs acridiens en décembre suite aux opérations de lutte au Niger et en Mauritanie et au dessèchement de la végétation.

30 Dec 2012 description

This seventh edition of the Yearbook of Peace Processes analyses conflicts in which negotiations are being held to reach a peace agreement, regardless of whether these negotiations are formalised, are in the exploratory phase, are faring well or, to the contrary, are stalled or in the midst of crisis. It also analyses some cases in which negotiations or explorations are partial; that is, they do not include all the armed groups present in the country (such as the case of India, for example).

30 Dec 2012 description

En esta séptima edición del Anuario de Procesos de Paz se analizan los conflictos en los que se llevan a cabo negociaciones para llegar a un acuerdo de paz, con independencia de que estas negociaciones estén formalizadas, se encuentren en fase exploratoria, transcurran satisfactoriamente o, por el contrario, se encuentren estancadas o en plena crisis. Se incluye un capítulo sobre Colombia, por hacerse una edición colombiana de este anuario.

30 Dec 2012 description

Description

Reducing the burden of poor maternal, neonatal, and child health ill-health requires improvements in both the supply and use of effective maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) services. The financial costs of treatment are known globally to be a major barrier to accessing essential care, potentially imposing considerable burdens on households.

30 Dec 2012 description

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This policy brief presents findings from the Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey (PSLSMS) 2005–06, and the Core Welfare Indicators Questionnaire (CWIQ) Survey 2006–07 (Federal Bureau of Statistics 2006 and 2007). The PSLSMS 2005–06 is a nationally representative household survey of 15,453 households, while the CWIQ 2006–07 survey sample include 73,953 households.

30 Dec 2012 description
report Direct Relief

This fall, a team of staff - including International Program Coordinator, Joe Harrison - traveled to Pakistan to visit local health care partners. Much of the trip was an eye-opening experience for Harrison, but one particular girl’s story will always remain in his memory. He shares his uplifting reflection below:

At just one year old, Ain-Ul-Haya was one of the millions severely injured when a 7.5 magnitude earthquake decimated northern Pakistan in 2005, killing an estimated 80,000 people.

29 Dec 2012 description

Tehran, Dec 29, IRNA – Imam Khomeini Relief Committee signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sindh's Ministry for Relief and Natural Disasters on Saturday. Iran, Pakistan ink deal for relief aid distribution

29 Dec 2012 description

DEWS Highlights

● During week 52, 2012; 904 health facilities from 23 districts provided surveillance data for Sindh.

● The total number of consultations reported during the week in Sindh was 267,005 compared to 415,375 the previous reporting week. Other acute diarrhea (OAD), upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), suspected malaria (S.Mal) and Scabies (Scb) were the leading causes of morbidity this week.

28 Dec 2012 description

News Feature by Shannon Zimmerman and Emily Horin

Seven women from Pakistan’s police forces explored the obstacles they have in common with their American counterparts and those that set them apart, such as the debate over all-female police stations in some parts of the country, during a visit to USIP in December The session was part of a week-long study tour organized by the U.S. State Department that included time with American police forces in a search for lessons they can apply in their own work.

28 Dec 2012 description

Aamir Yasin

RAWALPINDI, Dec 26: Terrified by the murders of nine vaccinators last week, more than 250 lady health workers (LHW) in the garrison city have dissociated themselves from the three-day short interval additional dose (SIAD) campaign for polio immunisation starting in 63 union councils of the district from Thursday.

28 Dec 2012 description
report Frontier Post

Ihsan Dawar  

Measles have broken out in the whole of the southern districts due to non availability of anti measles vaccines in the whole region including Bannu, Miranshah, South Waziristan, Karak and Lakki Marwat. Inside sources in health department at Bannu told The Daily Frontier Post on the condition of anonymity that about 80 minors are brought to the women and children hospital on daily basis who are suffering from acute state of measles.  

28 Dec 2012 description
report Frontier Post

KANDHKOT: Measles claimed five more lives in interior Sindh including Kandhkot district, mounting the death toll to 58 in last 27days.

Four children died in Kandhkot while measles claimed another life in Daharki on Friday.

The health ministry is providing vaccines to the affected children. However, the outbreak has not been brought under control.

Emergency has also been declared in all public hospitals.