Pakistan

Floods in Pakistan: Pakistan Health Cluster, Bulletin 15, 29 August, 2010

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Highlights

- Australia, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Palestine, Saudia Arabia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey and UAE have so far sent medical teams to support medical relief efforts in affected areas.

- 43% of the US$56.2 million requested to support the health response has been funded, according to OCHA as of 26 August.

- Increasing numbers of suspected malaria cases being recorded in Sindh and Baluchistan provinces.

- On 24 August, 110,062 patients were recorded as having been treated in flood affected districts. Of these consultations, 21,400 cases of skin diseases (19% of total), 16,557 cases of acute respiratory infections (15%), 18,562 cases of acute diarrhoea (17%) and 7399 cases of suspected malaria (7%) were reported.

- Health Cluster coordination active in 5 hubs - Islamabad, Peshawar, Multan, Sukkur, Quetta.