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Health updates on internally-displaced persons (IDPs) from north Waziristan

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  • The Health Cluster has conducted a rapid health need assessment in Bannu, which reveals that the highest percentage of disease prevalence reported is diarrhoea (52%); the lowest is measles (5%). Similarly cough/cold/fever and malaria comprised 47% and 43%, respectively, of reported diseases, while skin diseases and other diseases such as hepatitis/hypertension/tuberculosis/diabetes were documented at 19% and 7%, respectively.
  • A 10-day multi-antigen/measles campaign with enhanced package, including vitamin A supplementation, deworming of children, provision of oral rehydration solution, is planned for 4 August–13 August 2014 in Bannu.
  • More support is required to strengthen reproductive health interventions in terms of reproductive health kits, female doctors and nurses, lady health volunteers, laboratory staff, etc.
  • There is a need to establish a stabilization centre for facility-based life-saving treatment of severe acute malnutrition with complications.

There is a need to strengthen over-burdened health facilities in terms of provision of medicines; medical supplies, trained human resources, and capacity-building of health care staff. The presence of more NGOs is needed for greater health coverage.

  • Reproductive health services in  existing health facilities in Bannu district are insufficient and there is a lack of gynaecologists, anaesthetists and female medical officers. Essential reproductive health medicines are also needed. 

Following the start of registration of unregistered IDPs from north Waziristan, the registered figure has significantly increased from 993 166 individuals to 1  016 559 individuals as of 29 August 2014.

Cumulatively, the total displaced population figure is 1 016 559 individual /97 469 families as of 29 August. Overall, 74% of the displaced population are women and children. Bannu remains the main hosting district for IDPs 832 829 individuals, with others moving to Hangu, Lakki Marwat, Karak, Dera Ismail Khan, Charsadda, Tank, Peshawar and Kohat districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

For more updates read following latest health situation reports.

Related reports

Health Cluster Situation report #10, North Waziristan displacement as of 22 July 2014 [pdf 714Kb]
Health Cluster Situation report #9, North Waziristan displacement as of 15 July 2014 [pdf 756Kb]
Health Cluster Situation report #8, North Waziristan displacement as of 11 July 2014 [pdf 616Kb]
Health Cluster Situation report #7, North Waziristan displacement as of 08 July 2014 [pdf 579Kb]
Health Cluster Situation report #6, North Waziristan displacement as of 04 July 2014 [pdf 573Kb]
Health Cluster Situation report #5, North Waziristan displacement as of 30 June 2014 [pdf 355Kb]
Health Cluster Situation report #4, North Waziristan displacement as of 24 June 2014 [pdf 314Kb]
Health Cluster Situation report #2, North Waziristan displacement as of 19 June 2014 [pdf 608Kb]
Health Cluster Situation report #1, North Waziristan displacement as of 17 June 2014 [pdf 452Kb]

Related maps

Pakistan: IDPs Concentrated Areas in Bannu District as of 4 July 2014 [pdf 1.75Mb]
Pakistan: Functional PTPs (Permanent Transit Vaccination Points)in districts bordering with North Waziristan Agency as of 4 July 2014 [pdf 596Kb]
Pakistan: IDPs Concentrated Villages in Bannu District as of 3 July 2014 [pdf 266Kb]    
Pakistan: Number of IDPs residing in Union Councils of District Bannu, Karak as of 27 June 2014 [pdf 360Kb]
Pakistan: Stock Prepositioned for Emergency Health Response for NWA displacement as of 24 June 2014 [pdf 561Kb]
Pakistan: IDP Hosting Union Councils & Overburdened HFs in District Bannu as of 24 June 2014 [pdf 364]

Pakistan: IDPs shifted from North Waziristan Agency as of 23 June 2014 [pdf 545Kb]