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13 Feb 2016 description

EVENTO ADVERSO: El primero de febrero de 2016, El Comité de Emergencias de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, decreto Emergencia Sanitaria de Importancia Internacional, por la asociación de complicaciones de casos de microcefalia y desórdenes neurológicos aparecidos en Brasil, al mismo tiempo que se presentan circulación del virus Zika.

13 Feb 2016 description

The number of people facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes in the region will increase in the coming months

Key Messages

  • The ongoing El Niño caused one of the worst droughts in recent decades in Central America and Haiti during the primary 2015 agricultural seasons (Central America: May – August; Haiti: April – July), leading to extensive losses in production of staples for many small-scale producers across the region.

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.

12 Feb 2016 description

La Primera Dama, Ana García de Hernández inauguró a nombre del Presidente Juan Orlando Hernández, este martes, la remodelación del Centro de Atención para Niñez y Familias Migrantes Belén (CANFM- Belén) en San Pedro Sula.

Para el mandatario hondureño es una prioridad en su agenda de Gobierno brindar un recibimiento digno e integral a nuestros compatriotas que son retornados al ser detenidos en su intento por llegar en condiciones irregulares hacia los Estados Unidos.

12 Feb 2016 description
report Redhum

Guatemala, 11 de Febrero 2016

Fuente: Prensa Libre

El director de operaciones de la Oficina para la Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios (OCHA), John Ging, aseguró hoy que la malnutrición, agravada por la sequía provocada por el fenómeno de El Niño, es una de las grandes amenazas para el futuro de Guatemala.

10 de Febrero de 2016 a las 17:23h

11 Feb 2016 description

Debido a que en los últimos años la población hondureña se ha visto afectada por enfermedades vectoriales como Dengue, Chicungunya y últimamente el Zika.

Ante la posible asociación del virus Zika con microcefalia y Guillain Barré y otras manifestaciones neurológicas por esta enfermedad

Y a la declaración de emergencia de salud pública de importancia internacional establecida por la Organización Mundial de La Salud.

Por tanto, mediante este decreto se declara Emergencia Sanitaria Nacional.

10 Feb 2016 description

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09 Feb 2016 description

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been monitoring forecasts for the current El Niño since early 2015. It is using early warning information to design and implement early actions knowing that anticipatory action can mitigate or even prevent disasters from happening.

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific. While the main threats to food production are reduced rainfall and drought in some regions, El Niño can also cause heavy rains and flooding in others.

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

The El Niño global climatic event has had a devastating impact on millions of people across the globe in 2015 and 2016. East Africa, Southern Africa, the Pacific Islands, South East Asia and Central America will continue to be at risk of extreme weather, including below-normal rains and flooding. The humanitarian fallout in certain areas includes increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; and forced displacement.

05 Feb 2016 description

Crisis overview

The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean is most affecting Brazil, with over one million cases estimated. Colombia reports over 18,000 confirmed and 2,000 suspected cases and anticipates over 650,000. El Salvador reports over 6,000 suspected cases. Venezuela reports over 4,500 confirmed cases, however unofficial estimates are thought to be as high as 400,000 (AFP 30/01/2016; AFP 01/02/2016; AP 29/01/2016).