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Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis - Health Cluster Bulletin #1, February 2016

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  • 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)

  • In February, SHRDO health teams provided 7,429 OPD consultations for IDPs in Kabul, including 4,547 female and 3,295 children under five years of age

  • As per HFRA findings services for communicable diseases (e.g. HIV, TB and malaria) remained the least available (comparatively)

  • 83% of BHCs assessed provide 50% of BPHS-recommended maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) services