Pakistan

Pakistan: Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report No. 21, 25 May 2007

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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

Highlights

- The number of bloody diarrhoea cases decreased by 24% from week 20

- A death from suspected meningitis was reported from Muzaffarabad district in week 21.

- Malaria cases decreased by 22% from week 20

- Acute watery diarrhoea cases increased by 2% from week 20

- ARI cases among patients under 5 showed an increase of 2% as compared to week 20

- Ten suspected measles cases were reported from Muzaffarabad district in week 21

- Alerts for suspected acute watery diarrhoea were received from Bagh district in week 21