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16 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru

Diarrhoea: Niue

Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Nauru, Tonga, Vanuatu

Prolonged Fever: Marshall Islands, Palau, Tonga

20 Mar 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

• Fièvre éruptive: Polynésie française

• Diarrhée: Tonga

• Syndrome grippal: Polynésie française, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Tonga, Tuvalu

• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Cyclone tropical Pam

13 Mar 2015 description

Suva, Fiji March 13 - As Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam, Tropical Storm Bavi and Cyclone Nathan make their way across the Pacific, the Red Cross is working with both communities and local authorities to prepare for what could become an unprecedented relief response.

“Cyclone Pam on its own has the capacity to do immense damage, but now with Bavi and Nathan, we could be looking at one of the biggest Pacific responses in recent memory,” says Aurelia Balpe, head of delegation for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the Pacific.

13 Mar 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute fever and rash: French Polynesia, Kiribati, Tuvalu
  • Diarrhoea: Tonga
  • Influenza-like illness: Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Tonga
  • Prolonged Fever: New Caledonia, Palau, Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

12 Mar 2015 description

As the world marks the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the international roadmap for gender equality, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is proud to release the Pacific regional report on progress made since 1995.

Launched overnight at a side event during the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York, the Beijing+20 report is one of the most significant reports released in recent years highlighting progress and setbacks in 16 Pacific Island countries and territories.

10 Mar 2015 description

A. Executive Summary

This compendium showcases programmes and projects from across the Pacific region that address climate change and disaster risks, through climate change adaptation (CCA), disaster risk management (DRM) and/or greenhouse gas emissions reduction.

09 Mar 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

• Diarrhée: Samoa américaines, Tonga
• Syndrome grippal: Kiribati
• Fièvre prolongée: Niue, Palau, îles Salomon, Tokelau

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

Des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours aux îles Cook, Kiribati, Nouvelle-Calédonie . L’épidémie est en déclin aux Samoa américaines, Polynésie française et Samoa.

09 Mar 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: American Samoa, Tonga

  • Influenza-like illness: Kiribati

  • Prolonged Fever: Niue, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tokelau

Other updates:

Chikungunya

Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in Cook Islands, Kiribati, New Caledonia. Outbreaks in American Samoa, French Polynesia and Samoa are waning.

09 Mar 2015 description

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Director’s Note and About Us 2

SPREP and Nauru formalise agreement to support adaptation activities 3

SPREP-USAID project supports 'Tamana' pump community training in Kiribati 3

Walking the Weather talk in Samoa 3

Weathering food and nutrition security in the Pacific 4

The realised importance of communication and knowledge management 4

FINPAC Project Prepares to work with Epau Community in Vanuatu 4

Solomon Islands enables Internet with solar power (UNDP) 5

03 Mar 2015 description

Seven recommendations to improve the regional response to climate change have been agreed to following a meeting of Pacific Island nations in Apia, Samoa on 26-27 February. The meeting, gathering eight Pacific countries, was part of a series of Climate Vulnerable Forum workshops currently being convened though to June 2015 in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

13 Feb 2015 description

The first Palau-Tonga exchange to share lessons learnt about coastal protection measures began this week.

The exchange involves a seven-member delegation of legislators and government officials from the Republic of Palau, including densely populated Koror State, visiting Tonga to learn about methods to enhance the resilience to climate change of coastal communities in eastern Tongatapu.

13 Feb 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes sont à signaler cette semaine:

• Fièvre éruptive: Polynésie française, Kiribati, Palau, Tonga
• Diarrhée: Polynésie française
• Syndrome grippal: États fédérés de Micronésie, Polynésie française, Palau
• Fièvre prolongée: Kiribati, Tokelau, Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours aux Samoa américaines, Îles Cook, Polynésie française, Nouvelle-Calédonie et Samoa.

12 Feb 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Kiribati, Palau, Tonga
  • Diarrhoea: French Polynesia
  • Influenza-like illness: Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Palau
  • Prolonged Fever: Kiribati, Tokelau, Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

10 Feb 2015 description

A team from Palau is in Tonga to study a government project constructing foreshores in eastern Tongatapu to combat erosion.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

10 Feb 2015 description

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Director’s Note and About Us 2

If we save Tuvalu, we save the world 3

Solar power brings water in Tonga 3

The global early warning system 4

Solomon Islands at COP 4

Palau to continue Kyoto Protocol 4

Ecosystem-based Adaptation 5

Highlighting the power of solar in Tuvalu 5

Upheaval of Fiji communities 5

Marshall Islands at COP 6

Renewable energy summit 6

Cook Islands and the Adaptation Fund 6

Samoa Pathway 7

Monthly calendar 7

06 Feb 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes sont à signaler cette semaine:

  • Fièvre éruptive : Polynésie française, Kiribati, Palau, Tuvalu

  • Diarrhée: Guam

  • Fièvre prolongée: Samoa américaines, Îles Cook, Kiribati, les îles Salomon

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

  • Des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours aux Samoa américaines, Îles Cook, en Polynésie française, Nouvelle-Calédonie, à Samoa et Tokelau.

05 Feb 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Kiribati, Palau, Tuvalu

· Diarrhoea: Guam

· Prolonged Fever: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Chikungunya

· Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Samoa and Tokelau.