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17 Apr 2015 description

POP/1040

Commission on Population and Development, Forty-eighth Session,
7th Meeting (AM)
Economic and Social Council
Meetings Coverage

Island States Warn Natural Disasters Could ‘Undo Decades of Development in a Day’

The impact of conflict and natural disasters and the often resulting flows of refugees and displaced persons must be included when considering contemporary population trends and transitions and their integration into the new development agenda, the Commission on Population and Development heard today.

16 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru

Diarrhoea: Niue

Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Nauru, Tonga, Vanuatu

Prolonged Fever: Marshall Islands, Palau, Tonga

08 Apr 2015 description

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le rapport de surveillance syndromique du Pacifique pour la semaine 13 qui s’est achevée le 29 mars 2015.

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

• Diarrhée: Tonga
• Syndrome grippal: Polynésie française, Tonga
• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Typhoon Maysak

06 Apr 2015 description

The government of Fiji says it has received a formal request from the Vanuatu to extend its rehabilitation mission after Cyclone Pam.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

06 Apr 2015 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan are to help developing countries in Asia and the Pacific tap the latest technologies, including satellite maps, to help them prepare and respond more effectively and quickly to natural disasters.

02 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Tonga

· Influenza-like illness: French Polynesia, Tonga

· Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Typhoon Maysak

· Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia has been declared a state of emergency after a category 5 super typhoon struck the island resulting in five deaths. The typhoon has since weakened and is expected to reach the Philippines this weekend.

Tropical Cyclone Pam

01 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Fiji

The Fiji Response Team operating from Port Vila in Vanuatu has sent a team of health officials to assist local health practitioners in Tanna Island in the province of Tafea.

Led by Dr. Luke Nasedra and Dr. Mark Rokobuili of the Ministry of Health, the team will assist in meeting a high demand for health services in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam.

27 Mar 2015 description

(Fiji) - Remote island communities in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands will be better prepared to have food supplies in times of disaster, even if their crops are destroyed.

A new Food Bank project will help villages have a ready supply of food and water, with risk-resilient crops and farming techniques being introduced to help the communities become more resilient to climate change and disasters.

27 Mar 2015 description

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le rapport de surveillance syndromique du Pacifique pour la semaine 12 qui s’est achevée le 22 mars 2015.

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

  • Diarrhée: Polynésie française, Pitcairn ;

  • Syndrome grippal: Polynésie française, Pitcairn, Wallis & Futuna ;

  • Fièvre prolongée: Iles Salomon.

Autres mises à jour:

Cyclone tropical Pam

26 Mar 2015 description

Fiji's sugar industry is donating five tonnes of sugar to Vanuatu for cyclone relief, with the Fiji Sugar Corporation and the Ministry of Sugar handing over the first tonne to the National Disaster Management Office in Lautoka on Wednesday.

Sitiveni Tavaga says this is one way the sugar industry can contribute to Fiji's overall effort to assist it's next door neighbour.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Sitiveni Tavaga, Fiji's divisional planning officer Western