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Bahamas + 22 others
USAID/OFDA Newsletter Aug 2009 - Regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean, San Jose, Costa Rica

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Latin American Countries Adopt the Incident Command System

USAID/OFDA is providing assistance to 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) that are implementing the Incident Command System (ICS).

The ICS is a predefined chain of command first employed in the U.S. state of California in the 1970s in response to extensive forest fires. The system helps response personnel - firefighters, police, medical staff, and others - collaborate more effectively during responses to emergency situations.

"USAID/OFDA is helping strengthen

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Argentina + 44 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 28 Aug 2009

This report was prepared based on the indicators in the document Human infection with pandemic (H1N1)2009 virus: updated interim WHO guidance on global surveillance available at: http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/notes/%20h1n1_surveillance_20090710/en/index.html

The qualitative indicators for surveillance of the Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 are described in Table 3 of this report. The information presented herein has been obtained through the official sites

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 21 Aug 2009

This report was prepared based on the indicators in the document Human infection with pandemic (H1N1)2009 virus: updated interim WHO guidance on global surveillance available at: (http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/notes/%20h1n1_surveillance_20090710/en/index.html)

The qualitative indicators for surveillance of the Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 are described in Table 3 of this report. The information presented herein has been obtained through the official sites

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 14 Aug 2009

This report was prepared based on the indicators in the document Human infection with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus: updated interim WHO guidance on global surveillance available at: (http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/notes/h1n1_surveillance_20090710/en/index.html).

The information presented herein has been obtained through the official sites of the Ministries of Health of the countries in the Region as well as official reports submitted by the

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 07 Aug 2009

This report was prepared based on the indicators in the document Human infection with pandemic (H1N1)2009 virus: updated interim WHO guidance on global surveillance available at this link.

The qualitative indicators for surveillance of the Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 are described in Table 3 of this report. The information presented herein has been obtained through the official sites of the Ministries of Health of the countries in the Region as well as official

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Anguilla + 22 others
Commission decision of on the financing of humanitarian actions from the general budget of the European Communities in the Caribbean (ECHO/DIP/BUD/2009/04000)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No.1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid( 1), and in particular Articles 2 (f), 4 and 15(2) thereof;

Having regard to Council Decision 2001/822/EC of 27 November 2001 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Community ('Overseas Association Decision(2)), and in particular Articles 21 and 30 thereof:

Whereas:

(1) The Caribbean Region is exposed to

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 31 Jul 2009

This report was prepared based on the indicators in the document Human infection with pandemic (H1N1)2009 virus: updated interim WHO guidance on global surveillance available at http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/notes/%20h1n1_surveillance_20090710/en/index.html.

The qualitative indicators for surveillance of the Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 are described in Table 3 of this report. The information presented herein has been obtained through the official sites