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10 Nov 2017 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Nov 9, 2017-A settlement in Paurai Bazar area in Chandrapur Municipality-1 in Rautahat is facing dengue epidemic like situation.

According to health official Rajesh Sah, one to three members of a family have reported high fever, severe headache, nausea and cramps in the settlement with around 300 families.

“Many have fallen sick in the area,” said Sah, “Most of them are displaying symptoms of dengue and we need an expert team of medical personnel to contain the disease.”

03 Nov 2017 description

Survey Methodology and Demographics

To carry out the Flood Perception Survey, 30 trained enumerators are deployed throughout the ten most heavily flood affected districts to collect data over the course of 10 days from a total of 1800 respondents using a probability proportionate to size (PPS) methodology. All data collection is completed with mobile tablets using KoBo Toolbox.

27 Oct 2017 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Oct 27, 2017-Dengue has affected as many as 347 patients in Mahottari in past one month, the District Health Office (DHO) said.

Rajib Jha, chief of the DHO, said the disease has mostly affected the residents of Bardibas.

Of the 347 cases recorded in past one month, 327 were from Bardibas.

Twenty-two patients tested positive for dengue on Wednesday alone, Jha said, adding that 27 cases were diagnosed on Tuesday.

Several health facilities are running out of RDT (rapid diagnostic test) kits and medicines due to the sudden explosion of dengue incidents.

26 Oct 2017 description
report The Kathmandu Post
  • ARJUN RAJBANSHI, DAMAK

Oct 26, 2017-A woman has died of dengue while more than 300 have been infected with the disease in Jhapa.

The District Public Health Office (DPHO) confirmed that Sunita Baral Adhikari, 35, of Arjundhara Municipality-7 died of dengue infection on Monday.

According to Kul Bahadur Paudel, focal person at the DPHO, Adhikari was diagnosed with dengue on Sunday. Doctors said that she was infected with dengue when she was admitted to Birtamod-based Birta City Hospital for treatment.

25 Oct 2017 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Oct 24, 2017-More than 100 cases of dengue have been reported in Jhapa within last month, according to the District Public Health Office (DPHO).

Kul Bahadur Paudel, the focal person at the epi-demiology section of the DPHO, said dengue cases were on the rise in the district, particularly among the residents of Birtamod, Mechinagar, Damak, Arjundhara and Buddhashanti areas.

The DPHO is organising dengue awareness campaign in the disease-affected areas, officials said.

19 Oct 2017 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Oct 19, 2017-As many as 265 people have been found infected with scrub typhus in Chitwan in the last three months. According to the District Public Health Office, Chitwan, the number of people infected with the infectious mite-borne disease that is caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi has been on the rise in the district.

Similarly, the number of dengue patients in the same period has reached 18. In the past three months, 1,076 people underwent tests for scrub typhus while 644 persons were tested for dengue, said Ram Kumar KC, said an official at the DPHO.

19 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • Total affected population: 1.7 million
  • Total affected children (<18 years): 680,000
  • Number of people to be reached in 2017: 400,000
  • Number of children to be reached in 2017: 160,000

Nepal

18 Oct 2017 description
report The Kathmandu Post

by KHAGENDRA AWASTHI, BAITADI

Cases of dengue and malaria, the vector-borne diseases more prevalent in the southern plains, have been reported in Baitadi, a hill district in Province 7.

A boy from Pancheshwor Rural Municipality-4, suffering from high fever and severe headache, was taken to India in August after his treatment was not possible in the local health facilities in Baitadi. The minor was diagnosed with dengue during treatment in the Indian city of Faridabad.

09 Oct 2017 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Oct 9, 2017-Outbreak of diarrhoea-like disease in the flood-affected Sakarapur settlement in Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality-3, Saptari, has not come under control in over two weeks.

More than 100 people in the settlement have contracted the disease so far, and officials now suspect that they might have contracted cholera.

Fifty seriously ill villagers received treatment at a health camp organised by the District Public Health Office on Sunday. Five others are undergoing treatment in Rajbiraj and Biratnagar.

04 Oct 2017 description

Kathmandu – 3rd October 2017 -- In response to the widespread floods that have swept across large parts of Nepal in recent weeks, the European Union is providing €800 000 (NPR 98.5 million) in emergency relief funding to assist the most affected populations. This allocation is part of a larger regional allocation of €2 million in response to floods in South Asia.

01 Oct 2017 description

Highlights of the operations update

• Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) completed initial rapid assessment on 20 August 2017 in 28 districts and shared the report with Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA).

• Relief distribution activities are almost completed • Detailed assessments are ongoing. So far, 8 out of 24 districts have been assessed.

26 Sep 2017 description

This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Nepal in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 14 to 20 September 2017.

Highlights

  • Elections in Province 2 have contributed to a major slow down in relief activities.

  • Combined humanitarian Clusters face a shortfall of US$32 million for flood response activities.

  • This is the last Sit Rep that the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (UNRCO) will produce regarding the Terai floods.

22 Sep 2017 description
report BioMed Central

Jessica S. Schwind, Stephanie A. Norman, Dibesh Karmacharya, David J. Wolking, Sameer M. Dixit, Rajesh M. Rajbhandari, Sumiko R. Mekaru and John S. Brownstein

BMC International Health and Human Rights BMC series – open, inclusive and trusted 201717:26

Abstract

18 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has announced USD 4.8 million towards the Joint Response Plan to provide live-saving assistance to flood-affected communities. WFP has received USD 1.5 million of this to address urgent food and nutrition needs amongst the flood -affected communities in the Terai. A recovery operation with needs totalling USD 5.4 million has been approved by WFP headquarters; WFP is urgently seeking assistance from donors and governments to cover funding shortfalls.

In Numbers

18 Sep 2017 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Health facility destroyed in 2015 earthquake yet to be rebuilt

by BALARAM GHIMIRE, RASUWA

Sep 17, 2017-Authorities concerned are yet to reconstruct the quake-damaged Rasuwa District Hospital even more than two years after the disaster.

The major health facility in the district has been providing services from tents in Dhunche, the district headquarters. The temporary tents set up soon after the quake by the Canadian Red Cross are still being used as the district hospital. But the tents are no more in good condition.

16 Sep 2017 description

Gayatri Devi Ram, a 35 years old woman residing in Banjahara-8, Isnath Municipality ward no 1 of Rautahat district of Nepal with her family of five members, is one of the most affected individual from latest havoc caused by flood on 13th August 2017. Bakaiya River, boat is only mode of transportation to connect Gaur district headquarter and Banjahara village and accordingly, sailing boat is their main source of family income.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

• The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund has allocated US$4.8 million to flood response efforts in Nepal.

• To-date, over 1 million flood affected people have benefited from humanitarian assistance from 9 Clusters.

• Preparations for next week’s elections in Province 2 have contributed to a slow-down of relief activies.

• Cluster specific detailed assessments are still ongoing.

• Repairs to damaged roads has eased access constraints.

Situation Overview

13 Sep 2017 description
report The Kathmandu Post
  • PRATAP BISTA, Hetauda

Sep 13, 2017-Malnutrition among children is prevalent in Makawanpur district.

According to data at the District Public Health Office, more than 3,000 children in the district are suffering from malnutrition. Of them, 768 children are suffering from severe malnutrition, said DPHO official Bhim Sagar Guragain.

The DPHO, in coordination with the various NGOs, is treating malnourished children through 39 health facilities.