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29 Apr 2016 description

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Director’s Note and About Us

The Paris Agreement and the Pacific islands

Pacific islands display global leadership at signing of Paris Agreement

Multi-billion dollar climate fund approves Vanuatu Readiness proposal

New online Climate Prediction tool helps Vanuatu prepare for anticipated extreme climate events

Project focuses on resilience to climate change in urban environment

SPREP and Solomon Islands to strengthen Natural Solutions to Climate Change

26 Apr 2016 description

Climate change heightens Pacific island countries’ vulnerability, according to a new report by WHO

Ensuring a health-in-all-policies approach, health considerations should be incorporated into national policies and plans relevant to climate change

19 Apr 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji

· Diarrhoea: Fiji

· Influenza-like Illness: Kiribati, Tokelau, New Caledonia

· Prolonged fever: Fiji, Kiribati

Other updates:

Zika virus

· Tonga: As of 27 March 2016 there have been 2420 cases since 1 January 2016. The weekly number of cases is decreasing. For further information please refer to Dr Seini Kupu’s PacNet posting on 8 April 2016.

16 Apr 2016 description

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Saturday 4/16/2016 - 05:53 GMT

A refugee has been convicted of attempted suicide after being moved from an Australian-funded detention camp on the Pacific island of Nauru in a decision described as "sickening".

Prosecutors had pressed for jail time of one to two months, arguing a tough response was needed as a deterrent to those using self-harm "to get what they want", but he was instead reportedly fined Aus$200 ($154).

15 Apr 2016 description

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Director’s Note and About Us

Training and capacity building for a future filled with clean water - PIGGAREP+ in Tonga

Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere spike

February heatwave brought Tonga’s hottest day on record

El Niño Update: El Niño weakens but sectoral impacts remain

Making climate change adaptation in Kiribati understandable to all

Pacific iCLIM project team meets for 2016

SPREP honoured by UNFCCC for ’Green’ side event

03 Apr 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji

· Diarrhoea: American Samoa,Fiji, Northern Mariana Islands,

· Influenza-like Illness: French Polynesia, Guam, New Caledonia

· Prolonged fever: Fiji, Vanuatu

Other updates:

Zika virus

27 Mar 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji

· Diarrhoea: Fiji

· Influenza-like Illness: French Polynesia, Guam, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands

· Prolonged fever: Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Zika virus

20 Mar 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Fiji

· Influenza-like Illness: American Samoa, French Polynesia, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Samoa

· Prolonged fever: French Polynesia, Solomon Islands, Wallis and Futuna

Other updates:

Zika virus

· On 22 March, American Samoa reported 385 suspected cases of Zika virus infection and 14 confirmed cases, including 6 pregnant women. Source: Media

Conjunctivitis

· Increasing number of cases reported particularly from the Central health division of Fiji. Source: Media

18 Mar 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji, French Polynesia

· Diarrhoea: Fiji

· Influenza-like Illness: French Polynesia, Solomon Islands, Wallis and Futuna

· Prolonged fever: Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Zika virus

· Tonga: As of 6 March there have been 2173 cases since 1 January 2016. The weekly number of cases is decreasing. For further information, please refer to Dr Seini Kupu’s PacNet post on 14 March 2016

03 Mar 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Influenza-like Illness: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)

· Diarrhoea: FSM, Nauru, Northern Marianna Islands, Samoa.

· Prolonged fever: Kiribati, Niue

Other updates:

Tropical Cyclone Winston

01 Mar 2016 description

• Out of the 901 primary and secondary schools at least 103 schools (11%) are being used as evacuation centres.

• 38% of all healthcare facilities have been damaged.

• 26,125 people in the most affected areas, (7.5% of the estimated population in these areas), have been provided with WASH supplies to ensure safe drinking water and sanitation.

• The Emergency Coordinator Osnat Lubrani joined Fiji's Ambassador for Climate Change Amena Yauvoli in visiting the cyclonehit islands of Koro in the Lomaiviti Group.

Situation Overview

01 Mar 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Palau, Tokelau

· Influenza-like Illness: : Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Solomon Islands

· Diarrhoea: FSM, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands

· Prolonged fever: Tuvalu


Other updates:



Tropical Cyclone Winston