COVID-19 Pandemic & Devastating Dengue Fever in Pakistan
4 July 2021 – Today 2.5 million doses of Moderna (mRNA-1273) COVID-19 vaccines supplied through the COVAX Facility’s dose-sharing mechanism, and donated by the United States, started being distributed by the Government of Pakistan to vaccinate priority groups across the country, in line with the national deployment and vaccination plan.
So far, 3 million people have been fully vaccinated and 13.5 million partially vaccinated in Pakistan, using vaccines which the Government procured through COVAX or through bilateral agreements. More than 960 000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the country since the start of the outbreak and at least 22 379 people have succumbed to the disease.
The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination in Pakistan has recently reported a high number of dengue fever cases in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). A total of 1,279 laboratory confirmed cases were reported during the months of July and August 2017. (WHO, 3 Sep 2017)
September 2011 The BBC reported that nearly six million people have been affected 2009 20 million people are affected
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Pakistan natural disasters that affects the well-being of our population.
Extreme weather events have been noticed due to climate change. There are earthquakes, hurricanes and cyclones, sandstorms an extreme heat, and seasonal floods.
All areas in Pakistan are vulnerable and especially coastal areas and mountainous areas.
Recent Monsoon rains followed by extreme degree of flooding of 30% of agricultural land in Pakistan resulted in devastating consequences. Pakistan's land area equivalent to the state of Florida or the size of the United Kingdom is under water. Ready to harvest crops have been completely destroyed by the floods. 20 million people are affected. 3.6 million children are homeless.
Water borne disease are a real threat with watery diarrhea already affecting thousands. Cholera and Hepatitis A is going to be affecting millions. People have lost their savings, crops, homes and lives. The need is tremendous.
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