Pakistan: Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report No. 14, 20 Apr 2007

Situation Report
Originally published


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 11-14 inclusive), 148,837 health events under surveillance were reported including 64 deaths

- This week, there were 320 (96%) reporting units contributing to the report.

- In week 14, Total 97,985 consultations were reported, with 13 deaths

- This week rate of acute watery diarrhoea has increased 4% compared to the previous week

- In Muzaffarabad, there was one alert for suspected meningitis reported

- Battagram district experienced an outbreak of food poisoning this week with 500 patients and no deaths