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Floods in Pakistan: Health Sector Bulletin No. 10 - Focus on Floods Across the Country

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  • Water is receding In many flood affected districts of Sindh province and dewatering by local district authorities is underway.

  • The Health Cluster target population is 5,400,000 and the percentage coverage is 59.98%.

  • A total of 55 alerts/outbreaks were received and responded to by all districts of Sindh province during week 42. Of these, 26 water-borne disease alerts and 13 vector borne disease alerts were timely reported and responded to.

  • In one of the worst affected districts, Badin, Merlin is providing emergency services in Taluka Shaheed Fazil Raho,Talhar, Tando Bago, Badin through 10 Mobile Health Teams and 5 Static Health Facilities.

  • October 15th 2011 was a Global Hands Washing Day, and with the slogan "Clean Hands Save Uwe, put the spotlight on a simple action that helps decrease child mortality due to preventable diseases.

  • Currently 35 medical teams are providing services in Layyah, Muftan, Rahimyar Khan, Muzaffargarh, Rajjanpur and38 teams in Shikarpur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Qamabar-Shandatkot, Thatta and Dadu districts of Sindh.

  • Muslim Aid has responded to Rain Emergency at Sindh by establishing a 15 bed field hospital at District Sanghar where DHQ hospital is still under water and non-functional.