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21 Oct 2018 description

Current major event

EWARN in humanitarian emergencies

As many as seven countries– Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region have established an early warning system for disease outbreaks with a view to early detecting and rapidly investigating any public health event of potential concern. Such a system, in the absence of a routine disease surveillance system, needs continuous monitoring and assessment using a set of performance benchmarks.

Editorial note

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

14 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On the 27th of September the Health Minister inaugurated the extension of Cox’s Bazar District Hospital Special Care New-born Unit (SCANU) supported by UNICEF. The unit expanded from 24 to 65 beds. In 2018, a total of 2,258 sick new-born were treated in the three UNICEF-supported facilities in host communities.

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.

07 Oct 2018 description

PART I: PROGRESS AGAINST STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES AND KEY PRIORITIES

OVERVIEW - MARCH - AUGUST 2018 KEY DEVELOPMENTS AND CHALLENGES

‘On the day that my family and I first came to Bangladesh, we were homeless and barely human … but the sincerity and warmth of the people in Bangladesh was overwhelming and felt good. My family and my relatives and I were very respected, and this is when I felt most dignified.’ – 55-year-old woman, Balukhali

27 Sep 2018 description

706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox’s Bazar

919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

KEY FEATURES

  • Kutupalong Community Clinic, one of the Government facilities supported by IOM (with human resources, logistics and medicine), providing obstetric care including delivery and family planning was ranked 1st of the Community Clinics in Chittagong division for conducting the highest number of Normal Vaginal Deliveries.

26 Sep 2018 description

Current major event

Influenza: Burden of disease estimation in Saudi Arabia

On July 2018, the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia conducted a three-day workshop on the estimation of the influenza burden using Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) surveillance data. During the workshop, 12 participants from different regions of the country were trained by influenza experts from Infection Hazard Management unit (IHM) of WHO Regional office for Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO).

Editorial note

25 Sep 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar – The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has deployed a fleet of ten new ambulances fitted with critical medical equipment to support emergency health services for Rohingya refugees and local host community residents in the Cox’s Bazar district of 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

24 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The UNICEF Myanmar Country Representative visited Cox’s Bazar to view the condition of the Rohingya in the camps in Cox Bazar District, exchange ideas on best practices, and how to reinforce the collaboration between the two offices.

  • UNICEF in partnership with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief completed the timely construction of 1,500 latrines and 5,000 bathing cubicles and decommissioned 2,000 abandoned latrines.

20 Sep 2018 description

706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox’s Bazar

919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

KEY FEATURES

  • IOM’s Counter Trafficking team conducted two trainings on Counter-Trafficking (CT) in Humanitarian Settings: A training for Health Providers for IOM Staffs and Partners and CounterTrafficking (CT) in Humanitarian Settings: A Training for NPM enumerators IOM. Three additional CT trainings for police officers and IOM staff and partners will take place.

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

13 Sep 2018 description

706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox’s Bazar

919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

KEY FEATURES

  • The Teknaf Mental Health and Psychosocial Services team arranged football tournament amongst the youth population of Rohingya community. The main objective of this activity was to promote psychosocial development, physical health and social wellbeing.

09 Sep 2018 description

Current major event

EMFLU and improved influenza data sharing

06 Sep 2018 description

Current major event

Global strategy to Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE)

On 10 April 2018, WHO and partners launched the Global Strategy to Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE). At a meeting in Abuja Nigeria, WHO, UNICEF, Gavi and health officials across the African continent re-affirmed their commitment to eliminate Yellow fever.

Editorial note

06 Sep 2018 description

706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox's Bazar

919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox's Bazar

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox's Bazar

KEY FEATURES

  • Medical Officers from Ukhiya received training on Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) methods. The objective of the training is to enhance capacity of the service providers in Family Planning Services and to promote long acting methods among the Rohingya community.

05 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On August 23, the latest Rohingya child alert was launched which marks one year since the mass exodus. The report calls for urgent action from the international community to ensure a safe and adequate future for the refugee children and to avoid a lost generation of children if the necessary educational opportunities are not provided.

• 10,775 families collected soap supplies from outlets through the SCOPE evoucher system, which is in partnership with WFP.

31 Aug 2018 description

706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox's Bazar*

919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox's Bazar*

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox's Bazar

KEY FEATURES