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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

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.

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.

29 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Cuba

José Armando Fernández Salazar

Las Tunas, 29 ene (AIN) Para menguar los efectos ocasionados por las escasas lluvias, causa fundamental de que los embalses de agua ostenten solo un 35 por ciento de su capacidad, en la provincia de Las Tunas se activó un grupo gubernamental para el enfrentamiento a la sequía.

Alrededor de 80 mil personas de 287 asentamientos reciben el agua mediante carros cisternas, con una mayor incidencia en los municipios de Jobabo, Manatí, Amancio, Las Tunas, Majibacoa y Puerto Padre.

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.