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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).

24 Jun 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

  • Maladies diarrhéiques : Fidji, Vanuatu

  • Syndrome grippal : États fédérés de Micronésie

  • Fièvre prolongée : Îles Salomon

Autres relevés :

Chikungunya

23 Jun 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Fiji, Vanuatu

· Influenza-like Illness: Federated States of Micronesia

· Prolonged fever: Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Chikungunya

· One imported case with travel history to Fiji reported by New Zealand ESR, (Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd) for the period 11/06/16–17/06/16. From 20 February to 17 June 2016 there have been 10 imported cases with travel history to Fiji reported by New Zealand ESR.

Yellow Fever

21 Jun 2016 description

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.

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

09 Jun 2016 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.

07 Jun 2016 description

IASC Regional Network for Asia-Pacific

The ongoing humanitarian impact of extreme weather events caused by El Niño, which began in 2015, are likely to continue in many cases in the Asia-Pacific region until the third quarter of 2016. While emergency needs in many countries are waning due to recent rainfalls, in many areas longer-term engagement, in particular around resilience and early recovery is still needed.

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

19 May 2016 description

19/05/2016 Bangkok, Thailand

The Asia-Pacific regional office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has offered to assist countries in the region as they implement a new international agreement to address illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU).

IUU fishing is about to become much more difficult once the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), a ground-breaking international accord championed by FAO, enters into force early next month.

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

MONGOLIA

The Government of Mongolia has officially declared the winter dzud over; however rains and unseasonal snow continue to impact vulnerable herders by putting stress on their livelihoods due to additional livestock deaths. Since January, some 1.1 million animals (up to 5.8 per cent) of the national livestock total have perished. Cash grants and cash-for-work interventions have begun as part of early recovery efforts. In March, CERF allocated $2.4 million to jumpstart health and nutrition, agriculture, protection and early recovery activities.

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.

10 May 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

Maladies diarrhéiques : États fédérés de Micronésie, Fidji

Syndrome grippal : Samoa américaines, États fédérés de Micronésie

Fièvre prolongée : Samoa américaines

Autres relevés :

Grippe

On observe une augmentation du nombre de cas déclarés à Pohnpei (États fédérés de Micronésie). Le virus grippal A (H1N1) pdm a été identifié. Source : ministère de la Santé des États fédérés de Micronésie.

Virus Zika

09 May 2016 description

9 May 2016 – The devastating impact of the El Niño phenomenon on more than 60 million people was the focus of a Special meeting of the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at UN HQ in New York on Friday.

“We must remember that El Niño is not a one-off event but recurring global phenomena that we must address for future generations and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” said President Oh Joon at the opening of a special meeting on "Impacts of the 2015/16 El Niño phenomenon: Reducing risks and capturing opportunities."

09 May 2016 description

Mongolia
• The UN reports that 41% of the country’s herder population is seriously affected by the dzud (225 000 people). Most affected were the provinces in the eastern and western parts of the country.
• The HCT updates the Dzud Response and Preparedness plan on 25 April for 12 months.
• Several UN agencies, international and national NGOs and the Red Cross are assisting the government’s response efforts.