A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
The Dengue outbreak was declared in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province in July 2017 with more than 500 positive cases being reported. More than 15 districts in KPK Province were affected, with strong collaborative response by the government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) assisting with preventing the outbreak from spreading further.
As per government sources, (i.e. the Dengue Response Unit working under the Directorate of Health KPK) , there were around 75,000 suspected cases, more than 24,382 cased found confirm/positive and death toll due to Dengue is 73 till date. The majority of the positive cases were reported in Peshawar city. The Pakistan Red Crescent KPK branch, with support from PRCS headquarters (HQ), conducted awareness sessions, screening and referral of positive cases to health facilities as part of the DREF operation.