Floods

Pakistan has been facing natural disasters for two consecutive years. Still reeling from last year's epic floods, Pakistan is battling monsoon rains again.

Heavy monsoon rains during the months of August and September 2011 in Pakistan put the huge loss of health and whole infrastructure including healthcare facilities. 

Stagnant water in fields, villages, and towns is alarming for water/vector born diseases in the form of outbreaks of epidemics and a big threat of mortality.

WHO  EH Team is carrying out water quality surveillance in flood-hit districts.

WHO is providing Aqua Tables for water purifications in the affected areas. 

30% of children are affected by malnutrition. In all, it forms to increase the risk of disease and early death 

WHO is coordinating the international health response. Medicines for close to two million people have already been delivered and thousands of people have been treated for water-borne diseases, such as diarrhea, skin infections, acute respiratory illnesses, and malaria. Vaccination campaigns have begun in some flood-affected areas. Health services must continue for mothers to deliver babies, for cancer patients to receive treatment and for people with mental and psychosocial health concerns to receive support. Dozens of mobile clinics have been sent to treat survivors. New hubs to deliver health care in the worst-affected areas are being established.