Pakistan: Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report No. 12, 28 Mar 2007


The Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report (WMMR) is published by the Ministry of Health of Pakistan (MOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The WMMR is built on surveillance data that health service providers and NGOs transmit on a weekly basis from health facilities and hospitals in those areas affected by the earthquake that struck Pakistan on 8 October 2005.

The WMMR objectives are to monitor the trend of health conditions over a period of time and provide vital information to all health partners. The WMMR is only a snapshot of the health conditions in those facilities where events are registered and data collected and does not necessarily reflect the situation from other health facilities.

The WMMR is a publication that has been developed for emergencies and previously used in other areas such as the Darfur Crisis.

The WMMR is produced with the financial support of AAI Australia, Americares, CIDA, Denmark, DFID, ECHO, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Monaco, Norway, SIDA, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Turkey, USAID


- In the past month (Epidemiological weeks 09-12 inclusive), 146,583 health events under surveillance were reported including 68 deaths

- This week, there were 297 (87%) reporting units contributing to the report

- In week 12, Total 67,285 consultations were reported, with 15 deaths

- This week rate of acute watery diarrhoea has 9% decreased as compare with last week

- The rate of ARI this week is 3 percentage point higher than the rate in week 12 of 2006

- There were no cases of acute flaccid paralysis, tetanus or haemorrhagic fever reported in this week.