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24 Jun 2016 description

Programa reducirá la mortalidad materna e infantil en zonas rurales priorizadas

El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) ha aprobado un préstamo de US$45 millones que contribuirá a la reducción de la tasa de mortalidad materna e infantil en los municipios rurales más vulnerables de Nicaragua.

24 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • According to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET), 240,000 people are living in stress levels of food insecurity as a result of El Niño phenomenon (IPC 2). Without current humanitarian assistance, households will fall in to crisis levels (IPC 3).

  • With the start of hurricane season (May-November), WFP supported the Government with an emergency simulation exercise for the Caribbean coast to strengthen local and national capacities to prepare for crises.

24 Jun 2016 description

Substantial rain returned to Uganda and the Lake Victoria region this past week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Low and infrequent rainfall since late March has resulted in drought across parts of southeastern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania. The potential for recovery remains unlikely.

  2. Consistently below-normal rainfall over the past 4 weeks has resulted in abnormal dryness for portions of Uganda and western Kenya. This pattern has resulted in low soil moisture and poor vegetation health index values.

24 Jun 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 40 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 16 June 2016, Anguilla has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

Congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus infection

23 Jun 2016 description

 As of 22 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

23 Jun 2016 description

Washington, DC, 22 de junio de 2016 (OPS/OMS)--Las perspectivas a largo plazo para las Américas como resultado de la epidemia del virus del Zika son inciertas y es difícil medir el número de personas afectadas, pero la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) está respondiendo con una estrategia fuerte de cuatro niveles, para apoyar a sus países, señaló Sylvain Aldighieri, gerente de incidentes de la OPS para zika.

23 Jun 2016 description

Washington, DC, June 22, 2016 (PAHO/WHO)—The long-term outlook for the Americas resulting from the Zika virus outbreak is uncertain and the number of people affected is difficult to gauge, but the Pan American Health Organization is responding with a strong, four-tiered strategy to support its countries, according to Dr. Sylvain Aldighieri, PAHO's incident manager for Zika.

21 Jun 2016 description

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.

19 Jun 2016 description
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Nicaragua, 18 de Junio 2016
Fuente: La Prensa

Dos sismos con magnitudes 3.0 en la escala abierta de Richter fueron reportados este 17 de junio entre un total de 13 réplicas del terremoto de magnitud 6.3 que afectó el noroeste de Nicaragua, el 9 de junio.

Los terremotos ocurrieron cerca del volcán San Cristóbal, el primero a las 00:24 de la mañana y el segundo a las 02:53 de la mañana, detalló el Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (Ineter).

18 Jun 2016 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2016

17 Jun 2016 description

Suma este programa insigne del Gobierno Sandinista otros 159 protagonistas en este municipio

Un total de 159 Bonos Productivos Alimentarios fueron entregados por el Gobierno Sandinista a través del Ministerio de la Economía Familiar en nueve comunidades del municipio de Mateare.

Cada una de estas familias se hizo acreedora, por vez primera, de una cerda reproductora, diez gallinas ponedoras y tres quintales de alimentos que ahora deberán multiplicar en beneficio de su economía personal.

17 Jun 2016 description

Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia

Desde 2015 y hasta la fecha, 39 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos (transmisión vectorial) de enfermedad por virus del Zika. Desde la última Actualización Epidemiológica de la OPS/OMS publicada el 9 de junio de 2016, ningún nuevo país/territorio ha confirmado transmisión autóctona.

17 Jun 2016 description
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17 June 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO)/the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and partners have set out their strategic response to Zika which will place a greater focus on preventing and managing medical complications caused by Zika virus infection. To date, US$121.9 million are necessary to effectively implement the Zika Strategic Response Plan, July 2016 to December 2017.

17 Jun 2016 description

Abnormal dryness in southern Haiti and parts of East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite enhanced rain over some areas of the Gulf of Guinea over the past few weeks, low and erratic rainfall during April and May has persisted and led to growing moisture deficits over Liberia and parts of Sierra Leone.

16 Jun 2016 description
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Nicaragua, 15 de Junio 2016
Fuente: El 19 digital

El Gobierno Sandinista, por instrucciones directas del Presidente Daniel Ortega y la compañera Rosario Murillo, ha entregado materiales para construir refugios temporales a las familias de Puerto Morazán, como parte del primer nivel de respuesta, tras el terremoto de 6.3 grados de magnitud, que sacudió a esta zona del Occidente del país el pasado jueves 9 de junio.

16 Jun 2016 description

 The third meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus was held by teleconference on 14 June 20161. The committee concurred with the international scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and GBS, and, consequently, that Zika virus infection and its associated congenital and other neurological disorders is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

14 Jun 2016 description

Informe del PMA destaca apoyo a los gobiernos para lograr hambre cero en el 2030

CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ. –El Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) presentó hoy un nuevo informe en el que destaca su apoyo a la labor de los gobiernos en América Latina y el Caribe, y en el fortalecimiento de capacidades para ayudar a sus poblaciones vulnerables a alcanzar el Hambre Cero para el 2030.

14 Jun 2016 description

UPDATE: More than 1,000 aftershocks have been reported around the country, one measuring as strong as 6.3 on the Richter scale. Many residents of Chinandega have been reluctant to sleep inside their homes, fearing more aftershocks. According to a scientific advisor to the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), the earthquake on Thursday was one of the largest earthquakes to have occurred in Nicaragua. Honduras also experienced damages due to the earthquake in Nicaragua: 164 houses were damaged, 12 destroyed, 24 are uninhabitable.

13 Jun 2016 description

Destacados

  • ACTIVIDAD SÍSMICA: Un sismo de 6.1 grados ocurrió el 9 de junio en Nicaragua. Las autoridades evalúan los daños mientras entregan asistencia humanitaria a los afectados. Se estiman que unas 3,000 casas tienen daños, en su mayoría menores.

  • EPIDEMIA – AH1N1: Un aumento en casos de gripe AH1N1 se ha presentado en varios países de la región. México, Ecuador, Panamá y Bolivia están entre los afectados.

13 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • SEISMIC ACTIVITY: A 6.1 earthquake occurred on 9 June in Nicaragua. Authorities are assessing the damage and delivering humanitarian assistance to affected people. It is estimated that some 3,000 houses have damages.

  • EPIDEMIC -AH1N1: An increase in cases of AH1N1 flu has appeared in several countries in the region. Mexico, Ecuador, Panama and Bolivia are among those affected.