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13 Feb 2016 description

1. HIGHLIGHTS

 WHO has called for a coordinated and multisectoral response through an inter-agency Strategic Response Framework focusing on response, surveillance and research.

 39 countries have reported locally acquired circulation of the virus since January 2007. Geographical distribution of the virus has steadily expanded.

13 Feb 2016 description

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  • Mieux connaître le GARR

  • Les rapatriements en 2016

  • La situation dans les camps d’Anse à Pitres

  • Distribution à Anse à Pitres

  • Rencontre de la CCHD

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Mots d’introduction

12 Feb 2016 description

Santo Domingo.- El Ministerio de Salud informó este jueves el resultado positivo al Zika en ocho de 38 muestras enviadas al Centro de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) de los Estados Unidos, correspondientes a personas que presentaron síntomas característicos de la enfermedad.

11 Feb 2016 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • La CNSA alerte sur la situation de près de 4 millions de personnes vivant en d‟insécurité alimentaire ;

  • En 2016, la réponse à l‟épidémie de choléra constitue une priorité pour les agences des Nations et ses partenaires de la communauté humanitaire ;

  • Le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires a approuvé un montant total de près de 2 millions dollars dans le cadre du CERF pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires des personnes traversant la frontière entre Haïti et la République Dominicaine ;

11 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The National Food Security Coordination Committee (CNSA) alerts on the situation of nearly 4 million people affected by food insecurity ;

  • In 2016, the humanitarian response to the cholera outbreak remains a priority for the United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners;

  • The UN Under - Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs has allocated to Haiti nearly US $ 2 million from the CERF to meet the humanitarian and protection needs of people crossing the border bet ween Haiti and the Dominican Republic;

10 Feb 2016 description

Santo Domingo.- El Ministerio de Salud y el Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia (COE) presentan los avances alcanzados con la ejecución del Plan de Preparación y Respuesta, así como la situación actual del virus Zika a equipos humanitarios y organizaciones no gubernamentales (ONGs).

La reunión fue encabezada por el Viceministro de Salud Colectiva, doctor Nelson Rodríguez Monegro, en representación de la ministra, doctora Altagracia Guzmán Marcelino.

10 Feb 2016 description
report IRIN

By Susan Farkas

SANTO DOMINGO, 10 February 2016 (IRIN) - Hundreds of thousands of people of Haitian descent living in the Dominican Republic are at risk of arbitrary deportation or of becoming stateless. Even though many were born in the Dominican Republican or have lived there for decades, tens of thousands have either been forcibly deported or have fled the crackdown and legal uncertainty.

09 Feb 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Ivet González

SANTO DOMINGO, Feb 5 2016 (IPS) - A middle-aged woman arranges bouquets of yellow roses in a street market in Little Haiti, a slum neighbourhood in the capital of the Dominican Republic. “I don’t want to talk, don’t take photos,” she tells IPS, standing next to a little girl who appears to be her daughter.

Other vendors at the stalls in the street market, all of them black women, also refuse to talk. “They’re afraid because they think they’ll be deported,” one woman whispers, as she stirs a pot of soup on a wood fire on the sidewalk.

05 Feb 2016 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 04 févr. 2016 [AlterPresse] --- Le Collectif « Isleno », qui regroupe de jeunes étudiants haïtiens et dominicains d’origine haïtienne ainsi que des enseignants de la République Dominicaine, dit s’opposer à la continuité du gouvernement actuel, dans un document dont a pris connaissance l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

05 Feb 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • An Emergency Committee was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) on 1 February 2016. Following the advice of the Committee, the Director-General announced the recent cluster of microcephaly and other neurologic disorders reported in Brazil to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

05 Feb 2016 description

Introduction

This document outlines the strategy of the Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) for the enhancement of technical cooperation to Member States in light of the rapid regional dissemination of Zika virus since November 2015. This technical cooperation builds on ongoing efforts to strengthen the detection, prevention, and response to arboviral illnesses.

Background

05 Feb 2016 description

Oficiales de protección civil de Cuba y República Dominicana anunciaron un incremento de su colaboración en un sistema de alerta temprano ante eventos hidro-meteorológicos extremos, como sequias y huracanes, que impactan directamente la seguridad alimentaria de la población, en un encuentro organizado por el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) en Cuba.

04 Feb 2016 description
report Government of Chile

La Ministra de Salud, Carmen Castillo, concluyó su participación en la II Reunión Extraordinaria de Ministros de Salud de MERCOSUR y Estados Asociados, realizada a objeto de enfrentar la epidemia de los virus transmitidos por el vector Aedes aegypti.

Al término del encuentro, las Ministras y los Ministros de Salud del MERCOSUR y Estados Asociados, y los demás países integrantes de la CELAC (Costa Rica, México y República Dominicana), concordaron la siguiente declaración:

Considerando: