Project Location within Country:
District Hospital Tandho Allahyar of Sindh Province.
The patients from flood affected communities .
Start Date (Month/year): October, 2011
Expected Completion Date: November, 2011
Description of Project
World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Provincial and the District Health Departments had been identifying and responding to threats of communicable diseases through the Disease Early Warning System (DEWS) which was monitoring the disease trends since the beginning of those crises. Based on the anticipation that, not only in the displaced population hosting districts but also in many other parts of Pakistan, outbreaks of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) or suspected Cholera would threaten the lives of the people. "Rapid Response Terms" were prepared by WHO in every District. Each of the team was trained thoroughly for the response to
AWD and cholera outbreaks and consisted of five doctors, five nurses and five sanitary workers. However, keeping in view the high number of outbreaks and the requirement of time, it was proposed to establish additional ongoing DTCs at the district level for the treatment of diarrheal outbreaks. The following strategies were proposed with regard to DTCs in the flood-affected districts for coping up with the rising incidence of the out breaks this year.
Hot spots where AWD outbreaks were expected.
Areas where AWD outbreaks had been confirmed in the past three months.
Districts recommended by the Hubs as needing DTCs.
Scope of the services
Increase easy and rapid access to standard care for diarrheal disease round the clock
Spread health and hygiene awareness sessions in flood affected areas
Distribution of inscribed health precautious print literature to the affected communities
Treat patients with moderately or severely dehydrated patients in standard manner and
Reduce excess deaths from treatable conditions
Impart training to the staff
Inauguration of Diarrhea Treatment Centre
Service to the DTC
Monitoring and coordination with the relevant stakeholders
Mobilize flood affected communities for disease prevention
Daily, weekly, fortnightly and final reports to donor