20/04/2015 - by Patricia Wilden, Australian National University, Fiji
In a first for the Pacific, community-focused teams from ten Pacific island nations have come together to experience the power of games in helping communities understand risk in a changing climate, and build resilience critical in a region highly vulnerable to climate impacts and disaster.
The following syndromes have been flagged:
Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru
Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Nauru, Tonga, Vanuatu
Prolonged Fever: Marshall Islands, Palau, Tonga
Thirty percent of rural communities in Solomon Islands are in need of clean drinking water.
A program is helping communities find the best water solutions through community partnerships.
Seventy one percent of families now have satisfactory water access through the Rural Development Program.
Beginning in 2011, WHO underwent a restructuring of its emergency work to align it with the ongoing reform of the global humanitarian system led by the Inter-agency Standing Committee (IASC). This report describes the emergency risk and crisis management work of the Organization in 2013 and 2014, in the wake of this restructuring, and provides examples of how its new policies and procedures guided the implementation of specific activities for risk management and emergency response.
Governments of storm-affected countries and the international community continue response and early recovery efforts in Kiribati, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu
Donors have contributed nearly $28 million—including $13.6 million toward the $29.9 million flash appeal for Vanuatu—for humanitarian activities in response to Tropical Cyclone Pam
• 17,105 children (69 per cent of target) have been immunized for measles in Shefa, Sanma and Tafea Provinces, Vanuatu. The immunization campaign (measles and rubella) continues on Tanna.
• Participants in a UNICEF-supported orientation produced eight books for children and 10 posters for children and caregivers on psychosocial support.
• Approximately 10,000 affected children to be reached in Tafea Province through Ministry of Education & Training with UNICEF education supplies this week.
Submitted by George Herming on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:34
Communities across the Solomon Islands will be better able to construct and maintain their own water systems with the support of 27 newly trained Construction Supervisors from government and non-government organisations in all nine provinces.
It's been a year since flash flooding hit the Solomon Islands capital Honiara, killing 22 people and leaving 9,000 people homeless.
Gardens and livelihoods were destroyed and even today, the recovery process continues.
World Vision's Peter Weston says aid groups are now focusing on teaching locals how to prepare for a disaster.
Presenter: Liam Fox
Speaker: Peter Weston, World Vision quality manager in Solomon Islands
Veuillez trouver ci-joint le rapport de surveillance syndromique du Pacifique pour la semaine 13 qui s’est achevée le 29 mars 2015.
Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:
• Diarrhée: Tonga
• Syndrome grippal: Polynésie française, Tonga
• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga
Autres mises à jour:
12,220 children have been immunized for measles in Shefa and Sanma Provinces. The immunisation campaign (measles and rubella) will be expanded to Tanna.
60 health, education and justice professional, artists, photographers and designers participate in orientation on psycho-social support for children with UNICEF support
23 % of the affected population reached with hygiene kits through cluster coordination led by the government with UNICEF support
This years World Health Day highlights the need for better access to quality health care particularly for the people in the remote communities of Solomon Islands on the islands far from Honiara.
The country’s 187 nurse aid posts and 102 rural health clinics chronically lack essential equipment and medicine to save mothers and children’s lives, says international humanitarian organisation World Vision.
10,865 children have been immunized for measles in Shefa and Sanma Provinces
2,572 children in Shefa Province now have access to temporary learning spaces through UNICEF support
6,400 children across four provinces to be registered through UNICEF support to the Government
2,300 people on Epi and Emae Islands in Shefa Province have access to water through UNICEF support