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23 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Fiji

The Hon. Assistant Minister for Health Veena Bhatnagar has reminded the residents of Tavua to carry out precautionary measures to avoid contracting dengue fever.

Earlier this week the Minister for Health and Medical Services announced significant high cases of dengue fever in the Northern Division and pointed out the need for Fijians to take basic precautionary measures. This message was also reiterated by the Assistant Minister to residents of Tavua at a public consultation held in the town today.

23 Jan 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute fever and rash: Kiribati
· Diarrhoea: Guam, Tokelau
· Influenza-like illness: American Samoa
· Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

· Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in American Samoa, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Samoa and Tokelau.

· As of 20 January 2015, New Caledonia has seen 50 laboratory confirmed cases. For further information please refer to Dr Martine Noel’s PacNet post on 20 January 2015.

23 Jan 2015 description

Fiji's Ministry of Health says the number of laboratory confirmed cases of dengue fever this month has risen to 48 in the Northern Division up from 17 at the start of the week.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

23 Jan 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes sont à signaler cette semaine:

• Fièvre éruptive: Kiribati
• Diarrhée : Guam, Tokelau
• Syndrome grippal: Samoa américaines
• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

•Des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours auxSamoa américaines , en Polynésie française, Nouvelle-Calédonie,Samoa et Tokelau.

20 Jan 2015 description

Fiji's Ministry of Health has issued an alert about dengue and typhoid after a spike in the number of cases recorded in the north of the country.

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16 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Fiji

1/14/2015 Chiefs and Elders of the Welagi Village Community; My fellow Fijians,

Bula vinaka and a very good morning to you all.

I’m delighted to be in Welagi this morning to mark a very important occasion in the life of this community – the opening of an evacuation centre that is designed to keep you safe in the event of natural disaster.

13 Jan 2015 description

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on Monday 12th January, 2015, between the Fiji Red Cross Society (FRCS) and the Australian Government’s Fiji Community Development Program (FCDP).

Through FCDP, the Australian Government has committed to a total of AUD50,000 for emergency disaster relief that the FRCS can activate upon request from the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO).

31 Dec 2014 description

Tectonic Plates and Fault Lines

The region is home to extremes in elevation and the world's most active seismic and volcanic activity. Southwest of India, the Maldives has a maximum height of just 230cm, while far to the north, the Tibetan Plateau averages over 4,500m across its 2.5 million square kilometres and is home to all 14 of the world's peaks above 8,000 metres. The Himalaya were born 70 million years ago when the Arabian Plate collided with the Eurasian plate.

31 Dec 2014 description

Tropical Storm Risk Zones

This map was derived from the Munich Reinsurance Company's World Map of Natural Hazards and shows tropical storm intensity based on the five wind speeds of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

31 Dec 2014 description

Sixteen years of wildfires in Asia-Pacific

Wild land fires and other biomass fires annually burn a total land area of between 3.5 and 4.5 million km2, equivalent to the surface area of India and Pakistan together, or more than half of Australia. This makes it one of the most spatially prevalent hazards after drought.

31 Dec 2014 description

Volcanic Explosivity in Asia-Pacific

This map shows the density of volcanic eruptions based on the explosivity index for each eruption and the time period of the eruption. Eruption information is spread to 100km beyond point source to indicate areas that could be affected by volcanic emissions or ground shaking.

31 Dec 2014 description

Earthquake Intensity Risk Zones

This map shows earthquake intensity zones in accordance with the 1956 version of the Modified Mercalli Scale (MM), describing the effects of an earthquake on the surface of the earth and integrating numerous parameters such as ground acceleration, duration of an earthquake, and subsoil effects. It also includes historical earthquake reports.

31 Dec 2014 description

Physical Exposure to Drought

Drought is a phenomenon that affects more people globally than any other natural hazard. Unlike aridity, which refers to a semi-permanent condition of low precipitation (desert regions), drought results from the accumulated effect of deficient precipitation over a prolonged period of time.

The units used in this product refer to the expected average annual population (2010 as the year of reference) exposed (inhabitants). The dataset includes an estimate of the annual physical exposure to drought. It is based on three sources:

30 Dec 2014 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The 7 th PHT Regional Meeting was held at the Holiday Inn Suva in Fiji from 28 to 30 October 2014. The meeting has been held annually since 2008 to strengthen preparedness and response activities in support of disaster management authorities and affected people in the Pacific. This report aims to capture key points and actions arising from discussions and consultations during the meeting.

26 Dec 2014 description

Remote villages in Fiji's Yasawa island group now have a reliable water supply thanks to a project completed in time for Christmas.

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26 Dec 2014 description

Fiji's Minister for National Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu, met with relevant stakeholders on Friday to discuss the way forward to address raw waste discharged into the waterways as a result of the broken sewer line in Nabua.

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