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Bahamas + 22 others
USAID/OFDA Newsletter Aug 2009 - Regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean, San Jose, Costa Rica

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Latin American Countries Adopt the Incident Command System

USAID/OFDA is providing assistance to 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) that are implementing the Incident Command System (ICS).

The ICS is a predefined chain of command first employed in the U.S. state of California in the 1970s in response to extensive forest fires. The system helps response personnel - firefighters, police, medical staff, and others - collaborate more effectively during responses to emergency situations.

"USAID/OFDA is helping strengthen

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Argentina + 44 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 28 Aug 2009

This report was prepared based on the indicators in the document Human infection with pandemic (H1N1)2009 virus: updated interim WHO guidance on global surveillance available at: http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/notes/%20h1n1_surveillance_20090710/en/index.html

The qualitative indicators for surveillance of the Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 are described in Table 3 of this report. The information presented herein has been obtained through the official sites

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Argentina + 2 others
Argentina: Manzur - "El gran desafío es eliminar al mosquito junto a Brasil y Paraguay"

En la semana previa a las eliminatorias del Mundial

Lo afirmó este mediodía al presentar el Plan Nacional de Prevención y Control del Dengue y la Fiebre Amarilla en la ciudad de Puerto Iguazú.

"Nos encontramos próximos a una eliminatoria futbolística con Brasil y Paraguay, pero el gran desafío es eliminar entre todos al mosquito transmisor del dengue", afirmó el ministro de Salud de la Nación, Juan Manzur, al lanzar junto a la vicegobernadora de Misiones, Sandra Giménez, y a su par de la cartera sanitaria provincial,

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 21 Aug 2009

This report was prepared based on the indicators in the document Human infection with pandemic (H1N1)2009 virus: updated interim WHO guidance on global surveillance available at: (http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/notes/%20h1n1_surveillance_20090710/en/index.html)

The qualitative indicators for surveillance of the Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 are described in Table 3 of this report. The information presented herein has been obtained through the official sites

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 14 Aug 2009

This report was prepared based on the indicators in the document Human infection with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus: updated interim WHO guidance on global surveillance available at: (http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/notes/h1n1_surveillance_20090710/en/index.html).

The information presented herein has been obtained through the official sites of the Ministries of Health of the countries in the Region as well as official reports submitted by the

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Argentina + 8 others
Unasur propone Plan Estratégico para la producción de medicamentos contra la influenza AH1N1

Fuente: Presidencia de la Rep=FAblica

Sábado, 08 de Agosto de 2009 15:45

Quito (Pichincha).- Los Ministros de Salud del Consejo de Salud Suramericano de Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela y Ecuador, acordaron la conformación de un Plan Estratégico para fortalecer la producción de vacunas y definieron las líneas de acción conjunta para enfrentar la epidemia de Influenza AH1N1.

Así lo dieron a conocer durante la rueda de prensa realizada en uno de los salones del Hotel Hilton Colón de Quito,

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 07 Aug 2009

This report was prepared based on the indicators in the document Human infection with pandemic (H1N1)2009 virus: updated interim WHO guidance on global surveillance available at this link.

The qualitative indicators for surveillance of the Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 are described in Table 3 of this report. The information presented herein has been obtained through the official sites of the Ministries of Health of the countries in the Region as well as official

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Afghanistan + 15 others
Global medical assistance: Johanniter International assistance presents 2008 project report

Berlin - In 2008, Johanniter mainly focused on providing medical care throughout 22 countries, and invested donations and subsidies in the amount of nine million Euros - half a million more than the previous year. Although, the share of donations has slightly decreased from 2007, subsidies from third-party donors, such as Germany's Foreign Office, have increased. More than half of the funds were used to provide aid in Asia, and over forty percent were spent on relief efforts in Africa.
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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 31 Jul 2009

This report was prepared based on the indicators in the document Human infection with pandemic (H1N1)2009 virus: updated interim WHO guidance on global surveillance available at http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/notes/%20h1n1_surveillance_20090710/en/index.html.

The qualitative indicators for surveillance of the Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 are described in Table 3 of this report. The information presented herein has been obtained through the official sites

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Burkina Faso + 9 others
Agriculture development and food security - Report of the Secretary-General (A/64/221)

Sixty-fourth session
Item 62 of the provisional agenda
Agriculture development and food security

Summary

The impacts of the 2008 food crisis have been complex and far-reaching, increasing the number of hungry and undernourished people in the world and jeopardizing the progress made in achieving internationally agreed development goals. Climate change, energy needs, diminishing natural resources and ailing or outdated market systems all are factors that affect the ability to respond to the food security challenge in a strategic and