Number and status of people • What is the approximate number of people(with a rough percentage of women, children and children under five)?(size, economic status and location of communities) • What are the reported numbers of deaths, injuries and illness last year? • Are there especially vulnerable groups? Who are they, and what are their numbers?
Characteristics of the area and baseline data• Where? District, block, Panchayat• What is the geographic extent of the Panchayat/area?• What types of development or aid programmeswere or are operating in the area?
Health• What are the immediate and obvious healthproblems (wounds, respiratory infections,gastrointestinal diseases and parasites, malaria,measles)?• Are health facilities functioning regularly?• Where are the health centers and hospitals?• Are there adequate health workers for thefacilities?• Have there been disruptions in supply ofmedicines, medical equipment or in the coldchain in last year? Of what magnitude? When?
Food•Are any groups without enough food?• If so, is this because food is unavailable orbecause the people lack purchasing power?• Are households able to prepare food?• Are there visible signs of malnutrition – childrentoo thin or with oedema (swollen belly)?• In a quick check using a mid upper-armcircumference strip, are there children whoclassify as moderately or severely malnourished?What percentage of those sampled?
Shelter• Do people have shelter?•Is it cold enough to need blankets?•Do they need mosquito nets