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26 Apr 2017 description

SCHOOL MEALS CAN PROMOTE NUTRITION AND HEALTHY LIFE STYLES TO ACHIEVE ZERO HUNGER

MEXICO CITY – The VIII Regional School Meals Seminar concluded today in Mexico City with a call to intensify efforts to exploit the full potential of school meals in helping to eradicate malnutrition in the region.

26 Apr 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 16 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

The following is an update on the situation in Brazil and Peru.

23 Apr 2017 description
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Prevención del Zika, el dengue y la chikungunya Módulo comunitario
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Prevención del Zika, el dengue y la chikungunya Módulo escolar/juvenil
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Zika, dengue y chikungunya Kit de herramientas de prevención
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Calendario estacional para el vector

La Oficina Regional para las Américas de la Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja (FICR), a través del Equipo de Respuesta al Zika, desarrolló la adaptación de la Caja de herramientas para la prevención del Zika, dengue y la chikungunya al contexto regional, traduciendo los materiales al español y anexando un Calendario estacional para el vector. El Equipo de Respuesta al Zika también llevará a cabo una charla virtual con las sociedades nacional para socializar la caja de herramientas adaptada.

21 Apr 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 16-22 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, cholera, poliomyelitis, measles, legionnaires' disease and yellow fever.

21 Apr 2017 description

Más de 640 millones de personas fueron vacunadas desde 2003 en la región. La iniciativa de la OPS ha contribuido a eliminar la rubéola, el síndrome de la rubéola congénita y el sarampión, y a mantener a la región libre de polio

19 Apr 2017 description
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ZDC Toolkit Community
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ZDC Toolkit School/Youth
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ZDC Prevention Toolkit

The Americas Regional Office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), through its Zika Response Team, has adapted an interactive toolkit and teaching guides for Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya Prevention to the regional context by translating the materials to Spanish and adding a Seasonal Calendar for Vector Control to the toolkit. Additionally, the Zika Response Team will host a webinar with national societies in the region to socialize the toolkit.

18 Apr 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Regional Response Urgently Needed

(Washington, DC) – Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis is spilling across its borders, Human Rights Watch said today. Latin American governments need to apply strong pressure on the Maduro administration to address severe shortages of medicine and food in Venezuela that are causing Venezuelans to leave the country.

18 Apr 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 15 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

Following is an update on the situation in Brazil.

17 Apr 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Para atender a damnificados de lluvias e inundaciones

19:51. Lima, abr. 16. El Perú recibió un total de 232.881 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria de parte de once países para los damnificados de las intensas lluvias y las inundaciones que azotaron varias regiones del país, informó hoy el Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci).

Las donaciones llegaron principalmente de Venezuela, país que aportó 70 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria.

17 Apr 2017 description

The rise of the Amazon river is expected to affect at least 100,000 people in Amazonas state this year, according to the state’s emergency management department. Heavy rains are expected to continue until May and raise the level of local rivers. The effects of flooding are already felt by 9,000 families in municipalities facing emergencies around Juruá, one of the tributaries south of the Amazon river.

14 Apr 2017 description

Conclusions and options for response

Brazil has been experiencing a yellow fever outbreak since January 2017 and vaccination requirements and recommendations for international travellers, including yellow fever, have been updated by WHO accordingly [1-6]. The Brazilian authorities have only reported yellow fever cases related to sylvatic transmission in 2016 and 2017. However, this outbreak should be carefully monitored as the establishment of an urban yellow fever cycle would have the potential to quickly affect a large number of people.

14 Apr 2017 description

Contents
- 181 Immunization and Vaccinerelated Implementation Research Advisory Committee (IVIR-AC): summary of conclusions and recommendations, 1–2 February 2017 meeting
- 188 Zika virus: an epidemiological update

Sommaire
- 181 Comité consultatif sur la vaccination et la recherche sur la mise en œuvre des vaccins (IVIR-AC): résumé des conclusions et recommandations, réunion du 1er et 2 février 2017
- 188 Virus Zika: le point de la situation épidémiologique

13 Apr 2017 description

13 April, 2017, Damascus, Syria – In close coordination with WHO, the Government of Brazil has donated vaccines and lifesaving medicines to the Syrian health sector. Public hospitals and health centers across the country will benefit from the generous donation of rotavirus and valent pneumococcal vaccines, antibiotics, analgesics and other medical consumables.

13 Apr 2017 description
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Health security: is the world better prepared?

By Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, WHO

13 APRIL 2017 - Today we begin the launch of “Ten years in public health 2007-2017” – a report that chronicles the evolution of global public health over the decade that I have served as Director-General at WHO.

10 Apr 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 14 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

Following is a summary of the situation in Brazil.

07 Apr 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 2-8 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, MDR TB and Measles.

06 Apr 2017 description

Resumen ejecutivo

Desde un punto de vista económico y social, las amenazas a la salud mundial pueden ser devastadoras para algunas comunidades y ralentizar su desarrollo. Las epidemias de enfermedades tales como la fi ebre amarilla, el ébola o la gripe pueden aumentar la desigualdad social y de salud y, en consecuencia, socavar la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible y su visión de «no dejar a nadie atrás».

06 Apr 2017 description

Social and economic costs of Zika can reach up to US$ 18 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean

The epidemic will have a long-term impact, disproportionately affecting the poorest and most vulnerable communities, and could contribute to widening inequalities in the region.

06 Apr 2017 description
report Maplecroft

The risk of human rights tainted tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold (3TG) entering the supply chains of tech firms is extending well beyond the traditional home of ‘conflict minerals,’ DR Congo and the Great Lakes Region of Africa, according to new research from risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft.