WHO Director-General’s statement on Pakistan – 17 September 2022

I’m deeply concerned about the eventuality for a alternate disaster in Pakistan a surge of complaint and death following this catastrophe, linked to climate change, that has oppressively impacted vital health systems leaving millions vulnerable. The water force is disintegrated, forcing people to drink unsafe water, which can spread cholera and other diarrhoeal conditions. Standing water enables mosquitoes to breed and spread vector- borne conditions similar as malaria and dengue. Health centres have been swamped, their inventories damaged, and people have moved down from home which makes it harder for them to pierce their normal health services. All this means further unsafe births, further undressed diabetes or heart complaint, and further children missing vaccination, to name but a many of the impacts on health.

But if we act snappily to cover health and deliver essential health services, we can significantly reduce the impact of this impending extremity. Health workers in Pakistan are stretched to the limit as they do all they can to deliver critical services amid the destruction. Nearly 2000 health installations have been completely or incompletely damaged. Together with the government of Pakistan, UN and NGO mates, WHO is setting up temporary health installations and medical camps and helping tore-supply drugs to other health centres. We’re adding complaint surveillance so outbreaks can be detected beforehand and people can get the treatment they need.
Government and mates are furnishing safe drinking water and access to toilets to lower the pitfalls of complaint from dirty water. WHO has handed water sanctification accoutrements and oral rehydration mariners to manage diarrhoeal conditions. mates are also helping insure safer casing and bed nets to cover against mosquitoes and the conditions they carry.

WHO incontinently releasedUS$ 10 million from the WHO Contingency Fund for extremities which enabled us to deliver essential drugs and other inventories.
I thank the benefactors for their prompt response to the flash appeal. We continue to assess the scale of the extremity and will issue a revised appeal shortly. I prompt benefactors to continue to respond freehandedly so that, together, we can save lives and help further suffering.

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