Afghanistan

Measles Outbreak in Jawand district, Badghis - Situation Report No. 1

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This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA-Western Region. It covers the period from 23 January 2012. The next report will be issued on or around 24 January 2012.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

  • On 23 January 2012, the Department of Public Health and the Afghan National Disaster Management Authority in Ghor Province reported a suspected measles outbreak resulting in the unconfirmed death of 15 children in two villages of Sarij and Gawkushta, Jawand district, Badghis.

  • Medical response teams are unable to reach the area as access is affected by the recent heavy snowfalls.

  • The Governor of Ghor has requested the use of a helicopter to deploy a medical team which is currently unavailable.

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