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24 Mar 2017 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

Maladies diarrhéiques : États fédérés de Micronésie, Tonga

Autres relevés :

Dengue

23 Mar 2017 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Tonga

Other updates:

Dengue

16 Mar 2017 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Tokelau, Tonga

· Influenza-like illness: Solomon Islands, Vanuatu

· Prolonged fever: Tuvalu

Other updates:

Dengue

· American Samoa has declared a public health emergency following the confirmation of dengue serotype-2 by the Hawaii State laboratory. As of March 9 2017 there have been 179 suspected cases of which 8 were laboratory confirmed cases since 2 November 2017. Source: American Samoa Department of Health.

16 Mar 2017 description

By Corinne Ambler, IFRC

Red Cross staff and volunteers are scaling up efforts to tackle outbreaks of dengue fever which have been confirmed in at least nine Pacific Island Nations. The Solomon Islands has experience the highest number of cases, with more than 10,000 suspected infections since a dengue outbreak was declared in October 2016.

15 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Tonga

The implementation of eco-system based reduction and adaptation approaches that includes biodiversity should help Pacific countries reduce the increasing incidence and severity of disasters that is leaving more people vulnerable each year in the region.

That was something participants at the “Ecosystem Services for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction – a ‘win-win’ situation” workshop in Nadi, Fiji learned last week.

10 Mar 2017 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

· Maladies diarrhéiques : États fédérés de Micronésie, Îles Mariannes du Nord, Tonga

· Syndrome grippal : États fédérés de Micronésie

Autres relevés :

Dengue

· Les Samoa américaines ont déclaré l’état d’urgence de santé publique suite à la confirmation de la présence du sérotype DENV-2 par le laboratoire d’État de Hawaii. Source : Médias

· On note une augmentation du nombre de cas de dengue signalés aux Fidji où les relevés indiquent une circulation du sérotype DENV-2.

10 Mar 2017 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Northern Mariana Islands, Tonga

· Influenza-like illness: FSM

Other updates:

Dengue

· American Samoa has declared a public health emergency following the confirmation of dengue serotype-2 by the Hawaii State laboratory. Source: Media

· There is an increase in the number of dengue cases reported in Fiji, dengue serotype-2 has been identified in circulation.

06 Mar 2017 description

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme has launched its new Strategic Plan, which will provide guidance and direction for the Secretariat over the next ten years.

The new Strategic Plan was approved at the annual SPREP meeting held last year in Niue, and has now replaced the previous five year strategic plan.

03 Mar 2017 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

Syndrome grippal : Niue, Îles Salomon

Autres relevés :

Dengue

On note une augmentation du nombre de cas de dengue signalés aux Fidji et aux Samoa américaines. Le sérotype DEN-2 a été identifié dans les deux pays.

Nauru a déclaré l’état d’épidémie le 25 février 2017.

· Vanuatu : l’épidémie de dengue (sérotype DENV-2) se poursuit, avec 1 831 cas recensés au 2 mars 2017, dont 45 hospitalisations (depuis novembre 2016). Source : ministère de la Santé de Vanuatu.

03 Mar 2017 description

By Liam Fox

A group of seven Pacific island nations is calling on the United Nations to investigate allegations of widespread human rights abuses in Indonesia's Papua region, also known as West Papua.

Vanuatu's Justice Minister Ronald Warsal made the request to a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, and spoke on behalf of his own country as well as Tonga, Nauru, Palau, Tuvalu, the Marshall Islands and Solomon Islands.

02 Mar 2017 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Influenza-like illness: Niue

Other updates:

Dengue

· There is an increase in the number of dengue cases reported in Fiji and American Samoa, dengue serotype-2 has been identified in both countries.

· Nauru declared an outbreak on 25 February 2017.

· Vanuatu: dengue serotype-2 outbreak ongoing with 1,831 cases as of 2 March 2017, including 45 hospitalisations (since Nov 2016). Source: Vanuatu MoH