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13 Jan 2017 description

In Mangaia, the second largest of the Cook Islands, five young leaders are being trained in organic farming practices so that they can supply their local markets, as well as export their crops to the capital island of Rarotonga, alleviating the country’s heavy reliance on foreign imports. Three of the five participants are women, who were not traditionally farmers on Mangaia.

FARMING REVOLUTION

12 Jan 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Influenza-like illness: Kiribati, Vanuatu · Diarrhoea: Samoa

Other updates:

Dengue

· Solomon Islands: As of 1 January 2017, there have been 8,007 suspected cases (dengue serotype-2). There is a reduction in the weekly number of cases reported in December which is likely due to fewer sentinel sites reporting.

06 Jan 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Influenza-like illness: Cook Islands, Kiribati

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia

Other updates:

Dengue

· Vanuatu - As of 5 January 2017, there have been 4,011 suspected cases since 11 November 2016. Dengue serotype-2 was confirmed in two samples by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR),New Zealand. Source: Vanuatu Ministry of Health

Hepatitis A

06 Jan 2017 description

A three-year project to reduce Pacific nations’ vulnerability to the effects of climate change has just wrapped up after being successfully implemented in eight Pacific countries.

The FINPAC project was funded by the Government of Finland and coordinated through the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

05 Jan 2017 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

05 Jan 2017 description
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This website allows you to explore how different scenarios of global greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change could change the geography of food insecurity in developing and least-developed countries. By altering the levels of future global greenhouse gas emissions and/or the levels of adaptation, you can see how vulnerability to food insecurity changes over time, and compare and contrast these different future scenarios with each other and the present day.

04 Jan 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Influenza-like illness: Cook Islands, Kiribati

Other updates:

Dengue

29 Dec 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
    None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
    None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
    Saint Martin

23 Dec 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

    • None
  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

    • None
  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

22 Dec 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Kiribati

Other updates:

Dengue

20 Dec 2016 description
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20 Dec 2016 description
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The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.

15 Dec 2016 description

Key updates

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

  • None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

  • None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

  • None

15 Dec 2016 description

Cook Islanders are being warned by the national met service to listen for weather warnings as the region moves deeper into the cyclone season.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

15 Dec 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federate States of Micronesia

· Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Vanuatu

Other updates:

Dengue

12 Dec 2016 description

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Australia's decision to take another step back from international broadcasting by ceasing its far reaching border crossing shortwave radio services has raised questions about who will fill the void.

08 Dec 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federate States of Micronesia

· Influenza-like illness: American Samoa

Other updates:

Dengue

· Vanuatu- As of 8 December there have been thirty (30) suspected cases. Source: Vanuatu Ministry of Health.

Zika

· American Samoa: As o 1 December 2016; there have been 1,004 suspected cases of which 58 are laboratory confirmed, since 1 January 2016. Of these confirmed cases; 33 are pregnant women. The weekly number of cases is decreasing.

07 Dec 2016 description

For the very first time, the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) has been officially activated to support emergency preparedness activities. The request for activation and inclusion of the ETC in the list of Pacific Humanitarian Team clusters was endorsed by the Emergency Relief Coordinator on 30 November, with the World Food Programme (WFP) as nominated lead.