693 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
24 Aug 2016 description

Emergency Appeal

Operation no. MDRDM002

Date of Issue: 23 August 2016

Glide number: TC-2015-000119-DMA

Date of disaster: 27 August 2015

Operation start date: 10 September 2015

Operation end date: 10 April 2016

Host National Society: Dominica Red Cross Society

Operation budget: 889,493 Swiss francs (CHF)

Number of people affected: 28,000

18 Aug 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

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

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

Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
 Costa Rica and Guatemala

15 Aug 2016 description
  • As of 10 August 2016, 69 countries and territories (Fig. 1, Table 1) have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (66 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

05 Aug 2016 description

The Parliament of Dominica has consented to establish a fund specifically to deal with the costs associated with natural disasters.

Recent incidents have proven that the island is prone to natural hazards including destructive rainfall events and earthquakes.

The bills for clean-up and restoration following both Tropical Storm Erika and the 2013 Christmas Eve trough were crippling.

Hence the reason for the vulnerability, risk and resilience fund.

04 Aug 2016 description

As of 3 August 2016, 68 countries and territories (Fig. 1, Table 1) have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (65 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

 51 countries and territories with a first reported outbreak from 2015 onwards (Table 1).

 Four countries are classified as having possible endemic transmission or have reported evidence of local mosquito-borne Zika infections in 2016.

04 Aug 2016 description

The largest chunk of the $33.2m allocated to the Ministry of Health and the Environment goes to an environment-sensitive project.

The Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project or DVRP emanates from Dominica’s Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) and was approved for funding from the World Bank’s climate investment fund four years ago.

Dominica’s project was selected in addition to projects of 17 other countries to pilot their climate proofing strategies.

28 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation Overview

  • ZIKV continues to spread: 65 countries around the world report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; 40 of these countries are in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.
  • 22,446 cases of Zika virus disease in pregnant women were reported through laboratory-confirmed by RT-PC.
  • Over 520,383 suspected/confirmed ZIKV cases in the LAC region as of 21 July 2016.
  • 1,745 confirmed cases of microcephaly and other fetal malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection reported in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, …
28 Jul 2016 description

 As of 27 July 2016, 67 countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (64 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

 50 countries and territories with a first reported outbreak from 2015 onwards.

 Four countries are classified as having possible endemic transmission or have reported evidence of local mosquito-borne Zika infections in 2016.

22 Jul 2016 description
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.

21 Jul 2016 description

A team from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank is impressed with Dominica’s response to the global Zika emergency.

The team visiting for a week is here to conduct a Rapid Needs and Cost Assessment of Dominica’s healthcare systems as it relates to managing Zika.

On Monday, July 18th, staff of the Ministries of Health and Finance met with the team for tabletop exercises as part of the assessment.

08 Jul 2016 description

To date, 40 countries and territories have confirmed local, vectorial transmission of Zika virus disease in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported Zika cases by sexual transmission (Argentina, Canada, Chile, Peru, and the United States of America). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 30 June 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

07 Jul 2016 description

Número de casos de infección por Zika (con rmados y sospechosos)
Producido el 21 de junio de 2016 con data del 16 de junio de 2016

Hasta el 16 de junio la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) ha reportado que 46 países y territorios en el mundo han sufrido un primer brote desde 2015 y presentan transmisión vectorial en curso.

06 Jul 2016 description

There is a need for community-based disaster relief groups to be recognized as equally important as professional disaster relief organizations.

This is the message that Dr. Terrence O’Sullivan of the Center of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy Research of the University of Akron, Ohio is bringing to the region.

In a series of lectures organized by Barbados-based environment conscious company, Octopus Three, Dr. O’Sullivan is touring the region lecturing on resilient community-based disaster response.

05 Jul 2016 description

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.