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17 Aug 2016 description

Pacific syndromic surveillance report

Week 31, ending 7 August 2016

The following syndromes have been flagged:

10 Aug 2016 description

Executive Summary

Purpose

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) commissioned Adam Smith International to conduct an independent evaluation of its country programmes in the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau. The evaluation assessed the quality of New Zealand’s aid delivery, the results of its programme of assistance, and suggested ways New Zealand could better support the above countries.

The Key Evaluation Question is:

03 Aug 2016 description

Climate Change Matters.

The month of July has brought new and expanding partnerships for SPREP as you will read between SPREP and the Australian Government’s key research institution: the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and a second with German Government’s international aid agency (GIZ). We are working together to strengthen support to Pacific island countries’ national efforts to tackle climate change and ultimately improve their overall resilience.

22 Jul 2016 description

21 July 2016, Rarotonga Cook Islands - A new Automated Weather Station in Niue will assist with improving the safety standards of Niue's aviation and the quality of weather and climate data for development planning and early warning services in Niue.

Funded by the Finnish-Pacific (FINPAC) Project, the iSTAR Automated Weather Station is a new milestone achievement for the Pacific islands. FINPAC aims at reducing the vulnerability of the livelihoods of Pacific islanders to the impacts of climate change through strengthening the Meteorological Services.

18 Jul 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

Maladies diarrhéiques : Fidji, Palau, Vanuatu Syndrome grippal : Îles Cook, États fédérés de Micronésie Fièvre prolongée : Îles Salomon

Autres relevés :

Infection à virus Zika

06 Jul 2016 description
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Overview

The current 2015-2016 El Niño cycle has been one of the strongest on record and has had significant impacts on agricultural production and food security across the globe.

At present, the agriculture, food security and nutritional status of more than 60 million people are affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and extreme hot and cold weather.

01 Jul 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

· Maladies diarrhéiques : Fidji, Vanuatu

· Syndrome grippal : Samoa américaines, Îles Cook, Fidji, Vanuatu

· Fièvre prolongée : Îles Salomon

Autres relevés :

Infection à virus Zika

30 Jun 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Fiji, Vanuatu

· Influenza-like Illness: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu

· Prolonged fever: Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Zika virus

28 Jun 2016 description

Foreword About 6.9 million people in Pacific island countries cannot access improved sanitation. More than 4.8 million cannot access improved water supplies. The United Nations General Assembly recognizes water and sanitation as basic human rights. The General Assembly has called upon governments and international organizations to provide financial resources, build capacity and technology transfer to provide safe, clean, accessible and affordable drinking-water and sanitation for all (UN Resolution A/RES/64/292).

20 Jun 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

Fièvre éruptive : Tokelau Maladies diarrhéiques : Fidji, Vanuatu Syndrome grippal : Samoa américaines, Tonga, Tuvalu Fièvre prolongée : Îles Salomon

Autres relevés :

Troisième réunion du Comité d’urgence du RSI concernant le virus Zika

Le Comité s’est réuni le 14 juin 2016. L’infection à virus Zika, ainsi que les malformations congénitales et troubles neurologiques qui lui sont associés, constituent toujours une urgence de santé publique de portée internationale.

16 Jun 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Tokelau

· Diarrhoea: Fiji, Vanuatu

· Influenza-like Illness: American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu

· Prolonged fever: Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Third International Health Regulation Emergency Committee meeting on Zika

12 Jun 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

Diarrhoea: Fiji, Vanuatu
Influenza-like Illness: Fiji

Other updates

Influenza

  • Fiji: Increased Influenza-like illness cases reported for week ending 5 June 2016.

Zika virus

  • American Samoa: As of 2 June 2016, there have been 654 cases of which 23 were laboratory confirmed (including 12 pregnant). For further details please refer to PacNet post by Fesili Foifua on 4 June 2016.

Yellow Fever

03 Jun 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

  • Maladies diarrhéiques : Fidji, Vanuatu

  • Syndrome grippal : Fidji

Autres relevés :

Grippe

  • Fidji : Un nombre accru de cas de syndrome grippal a été enregistré au cours de la semaine qui s’est achevée le 29 mai 2016.

Chikungunya

02 Jun 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Fiji, Vanuatu

· Influenza-like Illness: Fiji

Other updates:

Influenza

· Fiji: Increased Influenza-like illness cases reported for week ending 29 May 2016.

Chikungunya

· One imported case with travel history to Fiji reported by New Zealand ESR, (Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd) for the period 21/05/16–27/05/16. From 20 February to 27 May 2016 there have been 9 imported cases with travel history to Fiji reported by New Zealand ESR.

Conjunctivitis

27 May 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

  • Maladies diarrhéiques : Fidji, Vanuatu

  • Syndrome grippal : Nouvelle-Calédonie

  • Fièvre prolongée : Îles Salomon

Autres relevés :

Virus Zika

26 May 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Fiji, Vanuatu

· Influenza-like Illness: New Caledonia

· Prolonged Fever: Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Zika virus

23 May 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

· Maladies diarrhéiques : États fédérés de Micronésie, Fidji, Vanuatu · Syndrome grippal : Samoa américaines, États fédérés de Micronésie

Autres relevés :

Virus Zika

· Kosrae (États fédérés de Micronésie) : Au 7 mai 2016, on dénombrait au total 78 cas d’infection à virus Zika : 11 cas confirmés en laboratoire, 1 cas probable et 66 cas suspects. Aucune femme enceinte ne figurait parmi les cas confirmés. Source : ministère de la Santé des États fédérés de Micronésie.

Conjonctivite

19 May 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, Vanuatu · Influenza-like Illness: American Samoa, FSM

Other updates:

Zika virus

· Kosrae state, FSM: As of 07 May 2016, a total of 78 cases (suspected, probable, and confirmed) were identified. Eleven were laboratory confirmed, one probable and 66 were suspected cases. None of the confirmed Zika cases are pregnant. Source: FSM Ministry of Health.

Conjunctivitis

16 May 2016 description

Climate change is now recognised as a factor driving the movement of people around the world.

Internationally, migration, displacement and human mobility are recognized in the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage, and further reinforced through the Paris Agreement in 2015. As Pacific Island countries increasingly experience the effects of climate change, more Pacific governments will need to consider options for dealing with human mobility.