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18 Jun 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Kiribati

Other updates

Dengue

  • Nauru: dengue serotype-2 ( confirmed by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Arbovirus Reference and Research Laboratories in Queensland, Australia) outbreak appears to be ending. From January to May there have been 964 cases of which 35 were hospitalised. Of the hospitalised cases 8 had haemorrhagic features. There have been three deaths. Source: Nauru Ministry of Health.

11 Jun 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati

Other updates

Dengue

  • Fiji: As of 4 June 2016, there have 1612 cases reported since January this year. Majority of the cases are from the Central and Western Health division. Dengue serotype-2 has been identified in circulation by the Institut Louis Malardé, French Polynesia.

05 Jun 2017 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 30 April 2017, there were 1,392 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1,108 in immigration detention on the mainland and 284 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 556 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 23,573 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

04 Jun 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash:Kiribati, French Polynesia

  • Diarrhoea: French Polynesia

Other updates

Acute Fever and Rash:

31 May 2017 description

Children at a school in Fiji are celebrating the opening of new cyclone resistant classrooms today built with donations from New Zealanders.

Read the full story on Radio New Zealand International.

28 May 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash:American Samoa, Fiji, French Polynesia, Niue

  • Prolonged fever: Kiribati

Other updates

Dengue

  • New Caledonia: As of 31 May 2017, there have been 3,933 cases since 1 September 2016. Dengue serotype 1, 2 and 3 are in circulation. There have been 10 deaths reported. The weekly number of cases is decreasing. Source: Department of Health & Social Affairs, New Caledonia

Mumps:

26 May 2017 description

WHY A REGIONAL FOCUS MODEL?

A key challenge faced by humanitarian agencies is how to ensure that limited available resources are allocated where they are most needed and are efficiently delivered in a principled manner. Decisions to allocate resources must strike a balance between meeting the immediate needs of crisis affected communities and supporting efforts to strengthen resilience and response preparedness to future emergencies.

23 May 2017 description

Benjamin Robinson-Drawbridge, Reporter
benjamin.robinson@radionz.co.nz

Men detained by Australia on Manus Island say they requested asylum from New Zealand as it is not safe for them to settle in Papua New Guinea.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

21 May 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Commonwealth of Northern Marianna Is (CNMI), Fiji, French Polynesia, Niue
  • Diarrhoea: CNMI, Niue

Other updates

Dengue

19 May 2017 description

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the signing of a letter of commitment between New Zealand and Turkey which will see $1.3 million provided for a new school for Syrian refugee children.

“Since the start of the Syrian conflict over six years ago, Turkey has taken in more than 2.75 million Syrian refugees,” Mr Brownlee says.

“The refugee crisis is placing a major burden on Turkey and the region and New Zealand is committed to helping address the needs of these refugees, such as access to basic health care and education.

16 May 2017 description

At 31 March 2017, there were 1,328 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1,048 in immigration detention on the mainland and 280 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 544 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 24,063 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

15 May 2017 description

New Zealand will provide a further $5 million in relief assistance to pressing humanitarian crises across Africa and the Middle East, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced.

“An estimated 45 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance across South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen, of which 20 million face starvation and famine,” Mr Brownlee says.

“Conflict and insecurity have exacerbated drought conditions, causing widespread humanitarian need.

14 May 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Niue, Fiji

  • Diarrhoea: Niue

Other updates

Dengue

  • New Caledonia: As of 3 May 2017, there have been 3,569 cases since 1 September 2016. Dengue serotype 1, 2 and 3 are in circulation. Source: Department of Health & Social Affairs, New Caledonia

30 Apr 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM),

Other updates

Dengue

  • Fiji reports 913 cases as of 22 April 2017 since 1 January 2017. Majority (>80%) of these cases are from the Western and Central health division; over 105 of the cases required hospitalisation. There has been one death. For further details please refer to PacNet post on 3 May 2017. Source: Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

26 Apr 2017 description

At 28 February 2017, there were 1,383 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1,119 in immigration detention on the mainland and 264 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 550 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 24,760 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

16 Apr 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM),

  • Influenza-like illness: Vanuatu

  • Prolonged fever: Fiji

Other updates

Dengue

  • Vanuatu: dengue serotype-2 outbreak ongoing with 2,701 cases as of 20 April 2017, including 113 (4%) hospitalisations (since Nov 2016). The weekly number of cases is decreasing. Source: Vanuatu MoH

14 Apr 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone COOK passed through Vanuatu on 8 April and reached New Caledonia on 10 April, causing strong winds, heavy rains and floods. After having passed New Caledonia, it continued moving south towards New Zealand, weakening.

  • Vanuatu: TC COOK caused floods and damage to crops and infrastructures, especially on the island of Efate.