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Typhoon Haiyan: Updates III

Updates on Philippines 13 Nov 2013

MERCY Malaysia were already in the philippines (chocolate island) when d cyclone struck. Will b moving to tacloban city today (12 Nov 2013). Another team will b deployed from malaysia today. Islamic relif of uk n indonesia hav already departed to philippines.

Islamic Medical Association of North America (affliate of FIMA) is able to put together teams of volunteer physicians to work with any of our FIMA partners if logistics on the ground are provided for the teams. Message from Dr. Ismail A. Mehr, IMANA President & IMANA Medical Relief Chair

Dr Musa Mohd Nordin

Past President FIMA (Federation of Islamic Medical Associations)

Treasurer of Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA)

Below is a report from OCHA:

• 9.8 million people are affected by Typhoon Haiyan in nine regions across the Philippines.
• Coordination hubs are established in Tacloblan City and Roxas City.
• Immediate needs are emergency shelter, food and water and sanitation.
• Telecommunications are re-established in most affected areas.




Ø  Based on government estimates of affected people on 10 November, about 95,270 pregnant and 190,540 lactating women (up to 6 months of lactation) need specialized services for prenatal, postnatal, child health, health promotion and family planning services. In the evacuation centres, there are an estimated 4,660 pregnant and 8,990 lactating women.
Ø  Health service delivery points for emergency obstetric and neonatal care are needed due to damaged health facilities.


Ø  Two reproductive health field personnel deployed to Tacloban City and Eastern Samar. Additional personnel will participate in rapid needs assessments in Roxas City and Aklan province.
Ø  Medicines, hygiene and 1,350 dignity kits, seven RH kits were pre-positioned for deployment.

Gaps & Constraints:

Ø  There is a lack of comprehensive data on reproductive health needs in all affected areas including a more defined listing of pregnant and lactating women (including adolescents) inside and outside evacuation centres.

All reports can be found on

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