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10 Apr 2015 description

Caracas, 09 Abr. AVN.- Una brigada médica de Cuba viajó este jueves a Chile donde brindará atención a personas afectadas por las intensas lluvias y severas inundaciones que se han registrado en el país suramericano en los últimos días.

De acuerdo con una nota divulgada por Prensa Latina, la brigada la integran nueve médicos, cuatro licenciados en Enfermería y dos licenciados en Higiene y Epidemiología.

06 Apr 2015 description

UMCOR is working with the Methodist Church in Cuba to rebuild 100 homes and 21 churches

By David Tereshchuk*

March 31, 2015—Warmer relations between Cuba and the United States may be news to international observers, but for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), close collaboration with the Methodist Church in Cuba has undergirded successful disaster recovery work on the island since 2012, following Hurricane Sandy.

06 Apr 2015 description

The last batch of Ebola responders from the Cuban Medical Brigade will depart Sierra Leone on 1 April 2015, following a farewell ceremony with local dignitaries on Monday, 30 March in Freetown. The first contingent of 98 Cuban health workers departed Sierra Leone on Sunday 22 March after nearly 6 months supporting the Ebola outbreak response in the country.

02 Apr 2015 description

Freetown, Sierra Leone | | Wednesday 4/1/2015 - 22:57 GMT

The last remaining Cuban medics sent to Sierra Leone in October last year to help in the fight against Ebola left the country on Wednesday, as the number of infections there is falling.

But President Ernest Bai Koroma announced new restrictions on movement for the upcoming Easter weekend to prevent a resurgence of the deadly virus.

24 Mar 2015 description

A large-scale tsunami response exercise will take place in the Caribbean on 25 March. The purpose of this exercise is to test the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions, established in 2005 under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO). It is designed to evaluate the response capacity of Caribbean countries and adjacent regions* in the event of a dangerous tsunami. The organizers** of the test have prepared two scenarii.

23 Mar 2015 description

Havana, Cuba | | Monday 3/23/2015 - 13:36 GMT |

A group of 150 Cuban health workers arrived home Monday from battling Ebola in West Africa, where efforts to contain the deadly virus appear to have stemmed the epidemic.

The official communist newspaper Granma wrote that 98 of the returning doctors and nurses had been working in Sierra Leone, while 52 had been assigned to Liberia.

All told, Cuba sent 256 doctors and nurses to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea -- the three countries hardest hit by Ebola.

17 Mar 2015 description
report Government of Cuba

Sentido homenaje en Monrovia a los médicos y enfermeros cubanos que combatieron el Ébola

Autor: Enrique Ubieta Gómez* | internet@granma.cu 17 de marzo de 2015 01:03:38

MON­RO­VIA.—La Brigada médica cubana Henry Reeve que enfrentaba el Ébola en Li­beria ha concluido su trabajo. El Gobierno del país, y los representantes de la ONU y de la OMS en Mon­ro­via, le rindieron homenaje ayer, 16 de marzo, en el teatro del Palm Spring Resort.

17 Mar 2015 description

Monrovia, 16 March 2015 - As Liberia marks the second week of Zero cases of Ebola, the Cuban medical team through the Cuban Government Health Attaché announced conclusion of the team’s successful Ebola Response mission in the country. The Attaché was addressing a ceremony organized by the Ministry of Health in partnership with UNMEER, World Health Organization and US CDC to bid farewell to the team.

16 Mar 2015 description
Executive Summary

UNDP recognizes governance as a key unresolved issue in both the configuration and the reduction of disaster risk. With the aim of protecting development investments and ultimately building people’s resilience, UNDP has made strengthening disaster risk governance a cornerstone of its efforts to understand, reduce and manage risk.

13 Mar 2015 description

El conocimiento del riesgo asociado a los eventos de desastres, exige de cada territorio la gestión eficiente de la reducción progresiva de las vulnerabilidades que determinan el riesgo. Este proceso se conoce como gestión de la reducción del riesgo y tiene como objetivo su disminución permanente hasta un límite aceptable para el desarrollo económico, social y ambiental sostenible de la sociedad en esa instancia.

13 Mar 2015 description

Cuba mostrará su experiencia en la reducción de riesgo frente a miles de delegados de los estados miembros de las Naciones Unidas que participan en la Conferencia.

12 Mar 2015 description

Executive Summary

This report provides a UK perspective on the global human rights situation during 2014, and examples of what the government is doing to promote human rights and democratic values overseas. It reviews the situation in specific countries and against the thematic priorities around which our work is organised.

One of the most striking trends of 2014 was the pressure put by governments on civil society organisations in many parts of the world, damaging human rights and the economic interests of those same countries.

04 Mar 2015 description

Resumen de la situación del cólera en la Región de las Américas

El último caso confirmado de cólera en Cuba se registró a inicios de enero de 2015, y fue notificado por el Centro Nacional de Enlace para el Reglamento Sanitario Internacional (RSI) de Canadá, que informó sobre un caso de cólera con historia de viaje a Cuba.

04 Mar 2015 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

The last confirmed case of cholera in Cuba was notified by the Canada International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point in January 2015. The case was an individual with history of travel to Cuba.

In the Dominican Republic, in 2014 there were 597 suspected cholera cases registered, including 10 deaths. In comparison to 2013, this represents a 69.5% reduction in the number of cases and 76% reduction in the number of deaths.

28 Feb 2015 description

Risk Reduction Management Centers, a successful initiative in hurricane-prone Cuba, are being scaled up across partnering Caribbean states.

With a population of 36 million, the Caribbean region is home to a diverse array of languages and cultures, to islands large and small, to major coastal cities and small mountain villages. But for all its diversity, its countries and territories share an important trait – exposure to a yearly hurricane season that can, at times, have devastating impacts.

27 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Cuba

Lo aseguró este jueves en La Habana Pedro Medrano, coordinador principal de Naciones Unidas para la Respuesta del cólera en Haití

Autor: Ramadán Arcos | internet@granma.cu

El cólera representa la mayor epidemia del hemisferio occidental y se necesita mantener los esfuerzos para erradicarla, aseguró este jueves en La Habana Pedro Medrano, coordinador principal de Naciones Unidas para la Respuesta del cólera en Haití.

17 Feb 2015 description

New Zealand has signed an agreement with Cuba to support its medical assistance to Pacific Island countries.

Read the full article on the Radio New Zealand International

12 Feb 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Record 2014 cereal production is anticipated

  • Cereal imports are forecast to decrease slightly during 2014/15 marketing year (July/June)

Record 2014 cereal production is anticipated

09 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Cuba

Gota a gota, unas veces, y chorrito a chorrito, otras, se escapan niveles de agua que hoy hasta el mismísimo río Cauto envidiaría beber

Autor: Pastor Batista Valdés | pastor@granma.cu