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31 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • The rate of return of Afghan refugees through UNHCR’s organized repatriation is increasing significantly; 7,804 Afghans returned in the first six months of 2016 while almost 82,000 returned in July and August (UNHCR).

  • WHO-supported trauma care unit (TCU) in the Kunduz Regional Hospital started receiving patients in late July

31 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • 283,662 primary health care consultations provided by health partners

  • 29 health facilities were forced to close due to insecurity

  • USD 8,000,000 was allocated to the Health Cluster under the first CHF allocation

  • A Health Emergency Risk Assessment (HERA) was carried out at the national level

  • 37 disease outbreaks reported

  • WHO conducted training for 54 environmental health staff on WASH issues

31 Mar 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

An inter-Cluster assessment mission was conducted to Ladha, Sararogha,
Sarwakai, and Tiarza Tehsils South Waziristan Agency (SWA) from 10 to 13 February 2016. The mission visited eight recently de-notified villages. The Government plans to facilitate the return of some 30,000 IDPs to these areas.

Key findings and recommendations

29 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

  • The health cluster continued working with MoPH on the health cluster transition plan

  • 50% increase in the number of casualties in February 2016 compared with the same month in 2015 (EMERGENCY NGO)

  • 38.3% of all reported consultations during February (1,856,701), were due to 15 DEWS-Plus targeted diseases

  • DEWS reported 105,299 pneumonia cases during February and 101,726 cases of acute diarrhoeal diseases (5.7 % and 5.5% of total consultations, respectively)

28 Feb 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

An inter-Cluster assessment mission was conducted to Mir Ali Tehsil in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) from 26–29 January 2016. The mission covered a sample of six out of the ten villages that were recently de-notified by authorities. The Government has planned to facilitate the return of some 5,000 to 7,000 families to these areas.

Key findings

• An estimated 10 per cent of private houses were damaged due conflict and 1.5 years of weather damage.

28 Feb 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

An inter-Cluster assessment mission was conducted to the Sipah area of Bara Tehsil in Khyber Agency on 2 February, 2016. The mission visited Haji Abad where discusions were held with the Military, FDMA, male and female returnees, and community elders. Visits were also conducted to nearby communities and agricultural areas where damages were observed. The Government has planned and is facilitating the return of over 7,000 families to these areas.

Key findings

23 Jul 2014 description

Needs and gaps

  • Health Cluster has conducted Rapid Health Need Assessment in District Bannu which reveals that the highest percentage of disease prevalence reported is Diarrhea 52% whereas the lowest been recoded as measles 5%. Similarly cough/cold/fever and malaria comprised of 47% and 43% of the reported diseases while skin diseases and other diseases such as hepatitis, hypertension, TB, Diabetes were documented at 19% and 7% respectively

21 Jul 2014 description

Epidemiological situation from the camp & three registration point:

  • The above data is received from District Health Office is of IDP camp Bakka Khel and 3 registration points (Bannu Sports Complex, Elementary Education Training Camp Ghoriwala and Mamash Khel Degree College Bannu).

  • Report received from District Health office suggested that Other Acute Diarrhea (OAD) accounted for 33% or 2,296 cases of the total patients (6,974 consultations), which were reported from 22nd June, to 14th July, 2014.

14 Jul 2014 description

Highlights

  • Health facilities are overburdened and have low capacity to care for the extra burden of IDPs living in the catchment areas.

  • Support is required for IDPs supporting health facilities strengthening in terms of provision of medicines, medical supplies and trained human resources as well as training for the existing staff including LHVs, LHWs and midwife

09 Jul 2014 description

Highlights

  • WHO has provided 36 Emergency Health Kits (EHKs), 05 Diarrhoeal Disease Kits (DDKs) and 50,000 ORS (15 June – 08 July, 2014). One EHK would cover 9,000 population for one month

  • Estimated population coverage with DDK include 1,000 moderate to 100 severe Diarrhoeal interventions

  • Stocks need to be replenished for Bannu district as WHO is the only organization supporting the Department of Health (DOH).

  • Due to high consultation of AWD (40%) more Diarrheal Disease Kits are required

04 Jul 2014 description

Highlights

  • WHO has provided 16 Emergency Health Kits (EHKs), 05 Diarrhoeal Disease Kits (DDKs) and 50,000 ORS (15 June – 04 July, 2014). One EHK would cover 9,000 population for one month

  • Estimated population coverage with DDK include 1,000 moderate to 100 severe Diarrhoeal interventions

  • Stocks need to be replenished for Bannu district as WHO is the only organization supporting the Department of Health (DOH).

  • Ten (10) more EHKs are in the process of being dispatched

03 Jul 2014 description
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C. Humanitarian Needs

  • There is an increased trend of Diarrhea & skin infections including scabies & Leishmaniasis reported. Diarrhoeal kits and medicines for primary health are needed like skin diseases e.g. Meglumin antiminate are high in demand as well as dire need of TIG, Anti diphtheria serum and trauma kits for IDPs populations.