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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

06 Feb 2015 description

Vienna, Austria, February 6, 2015. The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has signed new loan agreements totaling over US$140 million to help boost socio-economic development in six partner countries. The agreements were signed by OFID Director-General Mr Suleiman J Al-Herbish and various ministers and other high-ranking officials of the beneficiary countries.

The bulk of the funding will help fund water-related projects aimed at helping strengthen the agriculture and water supply and sanitation sectors in the beneficiary countries.

06 Feb 2015 description

Vienna, Austria, February 6, 2015. The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has signed a US$400,000 grant agreement with Cuba to support Cuban medical brigades deployed for Ebola treatment/containment missions in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

The agreement was signed by OFID Director-General, Mr Suleiman J Al-Herbish and HE Ileana Núñez Mordoche, Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment of Cuba.

04 Feb 2015 description

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

Cuba, a inicios de enero de 2015, el Centro Nacional de Enlace para el Reglamento Sanitario Internacional (RSI) de Canadá informó sobre un caso de cólera con historia de viaje a Cuba. Las autoridades de salud de Cuba se encuentran conduciendo una investigación epidemiológica para determinar el origen de la infección e implementando las medidas correspondientes. No se registran casos adicionales en el país.

31 Jan 2015 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

In Cuba, at the beginning of January 2015, the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point of Canada reported a case of cholera with h i story of travel to Cuba. Health authorities in Cuba are conducting an epidemiological investigation to determine the source of infection and implementing appropriate public health action. No additional cases have been reported in the country.

27 Jan 2015 description

La terminal de contenedores del Puerto “Guillermón Moncada” en Santiago de Cuba quedará iluminada con una donación del Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA). La instalación de este nuevo sistema de luminarias forma parte del proyecto que se lleva a cabo para la recuperación de esta importante instalación portuaria, severamente dañada tras el paso del huracán Sandy.

05 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Cuba

La colaboración cubana en la lucha contra el ébola ha trascendido las fronteras de los países afectados por la actual epidemia para extenderse a otras naciones de América Latina y el Caribe en la preparación de sus recursos humanos, sin descuidar la de nuestros profesionales y el sistema de salud cubano

Autor: Lisandra Fariñas Acosta | lisandra@granma.cu

4 de enero de 2015 21:01:41

29 Dec 2014 description

KEY POINTS

  • A field hospital donated by Israel will be established as an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Dubreka, Guinea.

  • UNICEF joined partners in engaging the population of the quarantined and neighboring villages of Lonfaye town and Yekepa town, Liberia, following two separate outbreaks there.

  • In response to measles cases in Lofa county, Liberia, the UNICEF-supported periodic intensification of routine immunization, or PIRI, is ongoing across all of the 15 counties.

15 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Cuba

Baracoa, el municipio donde más llueve en Cuba, jamás había sufrido precipitaciones tan intensas

Autor: Jorge Luis Merencio Cautín | internet@granma.cu

BARACOA, Guantánamo.—La inundación de 749 viviendas, de las cuales cuatro fueron destruidas totalmente y nueve de ma­nera parcial, se enumeran entre las afectaciones provocadas por las intensas lluvias de los últimos días en Baracoa, donde se registraron acumulados de más de 500 milímetros.

12 Dec 2014 description

The UK has so far pledged £230 million to help the people of Sierra Leone defeat Ebola. This will build 6 treatment centres across the country, provide food and supplies for thousands of quarantined homes and already has provided over 750 operational beds to isolate and treat cases of Ebola.

As well as giving its own money, Britain has asked other countries across the world to join them in supporting Sierra Leone. So far Norway, Denmark, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Canada have all agreed to provide health staff for Sierra Leone.

10 Dec 2014 description
Reshumen ejecutivo

América Latina y el Caribe está muy cerca de lograr la meta de la Cumbre Mundial de la Alimentación

La región ha avanzado un 92% hacia la meta de reducir a la mitad el número total de personas que sufre hambre, mientras que a nivel global sólo se ha avanzado 41%

10 Dec 2014 description
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Executive Summary

Latin America and the Caribbean need final push to achieve World Food Summit Goal

Region has advanced 92 percent towards goal of halving the total number of people suffering from hunger

10 December 10 2014, Santiago, Chile - Latin America and the Caribbean have achieved 92 percent progress toward the the World Food Summit goal of halving the total number of people suffering hunger and final push is needed to fully achieve it, according to FAO's regional flagship report, the Panorama of Food and Nutritional Security 2014, released today.

04 Dec 2014 description

LA HABANA – El Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) celebra del 3 al 5 de diciembre el Taller Regional para la Reducción de Riesgo de Desastres en el Caribe con el fin de identificar posibles áreas de cooperación en materia de reducción del riesgo de desastres entre Cuba, Haití y la República Dominicana.

03 Dec 2014 description

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

Cuba, no se han confirmado nuevos casos desde la semana epidemiológica (SE) 38 del 2014.

03 Dec 2014 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

In Cuba, no new cases have been confirmed since epidemiological week (EW) 38 of 2014.

In the Dominican Republic, at the end of November of 2014 (EW 48) there were 112 suspected cholera cases identified, including two deaths, in the province of San Juan and 8 suspected cases in the province of Azua. Previously, no cholera cases had been registered in either province during 2014. Samples were taken and laboratory results are pending.