- 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.
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