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22 Jul 2016 description

Cólera en las Américas – Resumen de la situación

  • Desde la semana epidemiológica (SE) 1 del 2016 a la (SE) 27 de 2016, se registraron 22.556 casos de cólera en tres países en las Américas: Ecuador (1), Haití (21.661) y República Dominicana (894). Es decir, Haití registró el 96 % del total de casos notificados durante el 2016 en la Región de las Américas. La tabla 1 muestra el número de casos de cólera notificados en las Américas durante el 2015, y la tabla 2 los casos reportados en países seleccionados entre 2010 y el 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.

22 Jul 2016 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

  • Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 of 2016 until EW 27, a total of 22,556 cholera cases have been recorded from three countries in the Americas: Ecuador (1), Haiti (21,661), and the Dominican Republic (894). Haiti alone registered 96% of the total cases in 2016 in the Region of the Americas. Table 1 shows the number of reported cholera cases in the Americas during 2015 and table 2 shows the cholera cases reported in selected countries from 2010 to 2016.

21 Jul 2016 description

Suena el despertador de Ricardo a las siete de la mañana. Se asea y se desayuna. Como cada mañana. Ricardo se levanta y con el cepillo se encarga de barrer la casa y el patio. Como cada día. También cepilla la entrada de su casa y un tramo del estrecho callejón al que da la vivienda, en el sector Cristo Rey, en Santo Domingo. La casa es pequeña, pero vive en ella con su madre, su abuela, un hermano pequeño y una hermana “de crianza”. En el mismo callejón viven también una prima y una tía de Ricardo. “Esto no es un barrio que disque, guau, con mucha delincuencia...

19 Jul 2016 description

La Federación Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja(FICR) y Save the Children firmaron un convenio de cooperación que beneficiará a más de 2 millones de personas afectadas y en riesgo de adquirir el virus Zika en América Latina y El Caribe.

19 Jul 2016 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Save the Children International signed a cooperation agreement that will benefit more than 2 million people affected and at risk of acquiring the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean.

19 Jul 2016 description

Le Groupe d’Appui aux Rapatriés et Réfugiés (GARR) salue la décision du gouvernement dominicain d’étendre jusqu’au mois de juillet 2017 la validité de 143,000 permis de séjour migratoire des étrangers en République Dominicaine dont 130,000 immigrants haïtiens. Ces documents ne seraient plus valides dès le 17 juillet 2016. Il dit prendre note également de la déclaration faite par l’ambassadeur d’Haïti en République Dominicaine, Idalbert Pierre Jean, qui promet aux ressortissants haïtiens des documents avant l’expiration de l'extension.

14 Jul 2016 description

Summary

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.

14 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • In June, the Senate of the Dominican Republic approved the law on Food Sovereignty and Nutrition Safety. This process has been initiated in 2011 by WFP, FAO and the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger.

  • WFP and Vice-president of the Dominican Republic agreed on activities to be implemented in 2016 under the nutrition component of the Progresando con Solidaridad programme.

13 Jul 2016 description

Washington, DC, 11 de Julio de 2016 (OPS/OMS)—Para continuar el combate eficaz contra los mosquitos que transmiten los virus del Zika, el dengue y el chikungunya, expertos de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) y de la Fundación Oswaldo Cruz de Brasil han entrenado a entomólogos de 11 países en las técnicas más actuales para supervisar y gestionar la resistencia a los insecticidas en los mosquitos Aedes aegypti.

12 Jul 2016 description

OVERVIEW

This document represents a summary snapshot of monitoring activities conducted by IOM and border monitoring partners at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The monitoring was put in place following the movements observed at the border before and after the 17th June 2015 expiration of the registration component of the National Plan for the Regularization of Foreigners (PNRE in Spanish), established in the Dominican Republic. Monitoring of border movements began as of the first week of June 2015.

11 Jul 2016 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Un an après l’expiration du PNRE, plus de 120 000 personnes ont déjà traversé la frontière haitianodominicaine, selon OIM ;

  • Plus de 150 000 personnes ont bénéficié des programmes de réponse à l’épidémie de choléra mis en œuvre par les Nations Unies au cours des deux derniers mois ;

  • Entre mars et juin 2016, Les programmes de retour ont permis de relocaliser environ 1400 personnes déplacées; il reste encore environ 61 000 personnes vivant dans 33 sites ;

11 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• One year after the expiration of PNRE, about 120,000 people have already arrived in Haiti from Dominican Republic, according to the data collected by IOM;

• Over 150,000 people benefited from cholera response programs implemented by the United Nations over the past two months;

• Between March and June 2016, return programs have helped relocate some 1,400 displaced persons; there are still approximately 61 000 people living in 33 IDP sites;

09 Jul 2016 description

Slight relief to dryness possible over some parts of Guatemala and Honduras

Africa Weather Hazards

Above-average rain fell over the far western West Africa and many parts of the Sahel.

Abundant rain expected in western Ethiopia during the next week.

09 Jul 2016 description

Au cours d’une intervention dans la presse dominicaine, le mardi 5 juillet 2016, le ministre dominicain de l’intérieur et de la police, José Ramón Fadul, a rappelé que le 17 juillet 2016 est la date d’expiration du permis de séjour de 143 000 bénéficiaires étrangers. Une déclaration qui préoccupe les ressortissants haïtiens qui résident sur le territoire dominicain dont 130 000 sont concernés par cette mesure.

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

Summary

  • WHO and partners have established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of vector-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). In addition, this will facilitate public health recommendations for residents and travellers. Based on these definitions, countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission were reclassified.