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Weekly Situation Updates – Sindh Province: Heavy Rains – Flooding (Week_02) 08 - 14 January, 2012

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DISEASE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM SINDH PROVINCE

Highlights:

  • According to the DEWS data ART Diarrhea, Skin disease and Malaria are the main burden of disease.

  • There was a significant increase in eDEWS data submission compared to last week.

  • A total of 26 alerts and outbreaks were received and responded to timely, of these 04 were water borne diseases, 1 vector borne. 20 VPD (vaccine preventable disease) and 1 scabies alert.

  • A total of 01 death was reported due to NNT across Sindh Province. In total 86 cases were reported for all diseases, and 53% of cases were aged < 5years.

  • A total of 186 health care facilities and 53 EPI Centers were visited by SOs with 551 health staff receiving training on case management. case definitions and alert outbreak threshold.

  • Health promotion sessions were conducted in 7 flood affected districts, and a total of 387 people were given information to improve awareness and encourage behavior change on different health related topics.