Pakistan: Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report No. 36, 30 Aug - 05 Sep 2008

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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


- In week 36, total 62,131 consultations reported from 252 reporting units

- ARI remains the leading cause of consultation this week accounting for 21% of total consultations

- Acute Diarrhoea was reported in 9% of all consultations, a decrease by 1% compared to previous week

- Consultations for acute diarrhoea showing a gradually declining trend in all earthquake affected districts

- Two alerts were received and investigated accordingly

- There was no outbreak reported from any earthquake affected district.