Nepal

Nepal Earthquake, Health Cluster Bulletin #2, 04 – 10 May 2015

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· A third health sub-cluster - on Injury Rehabilitation has been established.

· Disease surveillance in all highly affected districts has been enhanced.

· No communicable disease outbreaks have been reported.

· 26 hospitals (3 completely and 23 partially) damaged and more than 900 primary health care centers and health posts have been rendered non-functional.

· A total of 46 National Medical Teams and 99 Foreign Medical Teams are working in the affected districts.

· WHO is present in the 14 most affected districts, supporting District Health Offices in surveillance and coordination.

· Ongoing priorities are to manage the injured, consolidate and standardize assessments, ensuring coverage of areas beyond district headquarters, prepare for the upcoming monsoon period, restore primary health care services with logistical support (medical supplies, tents) and provide rehabilitation support to the patients discharged from the hospitals.