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.