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28 Apr 2016 description

ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE, MICROCEPHALY AND GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME

 As of 27 April, 55 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; for 42 countries this is their first documented Zika virus outbreak (Fig. 1).

 Mosquito-borne transmission (Table 1):

 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

 13 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

27 Apr 2016 description
report Government of Cuba

Sería imperdonable que alguien se descuide en el momento en que nos encontramos, y vayamos a retroceder en la lucha por la erradicación del mosquito Aedes Aegypty en Cuba, expresó este sábado Roberto Morales Ojeda, miembro del Buró Político y Ministro de Salud Pública, durante la videoconferencia semanal acaecida en el Ministerio del ramo, con el fin de actualizar la situación del país en esta gesta.

27 Apr 2016 description
report Government of Cuba

LA HABANA.—Una población que ronda el millón de habitantes se ve afectada en Cuba por el fenómeno de sequía que atraviesa el país desde finales del 2014, informaron en esta capital fuentes del Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidráulicos (INRH).

Abel Salas, vicepresidente primero del organismo, declaró a la prensa que actualmente unas 70 000 personas reciben el agua por carros cisterna, al depender de fuentes de abasto ya deprimidas y en su mayoría ubicadas en Santiago de Cuba, provincia más golpeada por el fenómeno.

24 Apr 2016 description
report Government of Cuba

Aunque se acerca el periodo de lluvias, persiste la sequía en los embalses de acuerdo con las estadísticas brindadas por el Instituto Na­cional de Recursos Hidráulicos (INRH), durante su habitual encuentro con la prensa.

21 Apr 2016 description

SUMMARY

From 1 January 2007 to 20 April 2016, Zika virus transmission was documented in a total of 66 countries and territories.

Mosquito-borne transmission:

  • 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

  • 17 countries have reported evidence of Zika virus transmission prior to 2015, with or without ongoing transmission or have reported an outbreak since 2015 that is now over.

19 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • In March, WFP continued its capacity development activities to strengthen the bean value chain with linkages to food-based safety nets in the provinces of Granma, Holguin and Las Tunas.

  • WFP enhanced regional South-South cooperation by sharing best practices on how to enhance community resilience to climate change during a visit of Haitian experts to Cuba.

  • WFP supports government efforts in strengthening national capacities to implement school feeding programmes.

In Numbers

19 Apr 2016 description
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Technical Annex - Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2016/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 11 500 000

18 Apr 2016 description
report Redhum

Ecuador, 18 de Abril 2016
Fuente: La Prensa

Cuba envió a Ecuador su brigada médica especializada en desastres naturales para atender a las víctimas del sismo que afectó a ese país, a la que se unirán más de 700 profesionales de la isla que laboran en esa nación, informó este lunes el diario oficial Granma.

Se trata de 53 médicos y paramédicos del Contingente “Henry Reeve”, con amplia experiencia en servicios de salud en terremotos en otros países, al que en esta ocasión se unió un equipo de rescate y salvamento, que viajó la noche del domingo.

17 Apr 2016 description
report Government of Cuba

NIQUERO, Granma.—La puesta en marcha de cinco nuevos sistemas de riego favorecerán las producciones agrícolas en este costero municipio del oriente cubano.

La filial provincial de la empresa Labiofam es la encargada de la nueva estación de bombeo El Dorman, cuya inversión alcanzó casi el millón de pesos, y que consta de 20 máquinas enrolladoras, cinco electrobombas, y 12 kilómetros de conductoras.

14 Apr 2016 description

SUMMARY

From 1 January 2007 to 13 April 2016, Zika virus transmission was documented in a total of 64 countries and territories.

Mosquito-borne transmission:

 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.  17 countries have reported evidence of Zika virus transmission prior to 2015, with or without ongoing transmission or have reported an outbreak since 2015 that is now over.

Person-to-person transmission: 

14 Apr 2016 description

San José, Costa Rica | AFP | 4/14/2016 - 00:48 GMT

by Oscar NUNEZ

More than 1,000 migrants, most of them Cubans, thronged and then stormed across Panama's border into Costa Rica Wednesday in a desperate bid to reach the United States, officials said.

Although all but 120 voluntarily returned to Panama hours later, the incident risked reviving a recent crisis in which thousands of Cubans determined to make it to the United States became stranded in Costa Rica because their passage north through Central America was blocked.

12 Apr 2016 description

San José, Costa Rica | AFP | Tuesday 4/12/2016 - 19:28 GMT |

Costa Rica urged Latin American nations Tuesday to coordinate efforts on handling Cuban and African migrants traveling through the region in bids to enter the United States.

Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez told a meeting of regional migration and foreign ministry officials gathered in Costa Rica's capital that the migratory flows threatened to create a situation like the one in late-2015 to early-2016 when around 8,000 Cubans were stranded in his country and had to be flown out.

12 Apr 2016 description
report Government of Cuba

La Habana, 11 mar (AIN) Cuba acoge desde hoy y hasta el 14 de abril un taller organizado por el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) de la ONU para fortalecer las capacidades de respuesta de Latinoamérica y el Caribe ante emergencias alimentarias. Laura Melo, representante del PMA en La Habana, resaltó la preparación de la nación cubana en esta actividad, ejemplo para otros países del área y del mundo.