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12 Feb 2016 description

In El Salvador, a gram of yeast, two glasses of hot water, 50 grams of brown sugar, adhesive tape, plastic or black paper and a 2-litre plastic bottle are helping communities to reduce their risks of catching Zika virus disease.

Zika is a virus disease primarily transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. The same mosquito that transmits dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. The virus is now present in 26 countries and areas in the Americas.

11 Feb 2016 description

Durante tres dias el Director Regional para América de la Federación Internacional de la Cruz Roja y la Media Luna Roja (FICR), Walter Cotte realizó una visita a Cruz Roja Salvadoreña, con el principal objetivo de mejorar el trabajo humanitario que la Sociedad Nacional ejecuta, dicha visita según comentó Cotte es para realizar una petición de poseer buenas virtudes y prácticas en la realización de actividades y a la vez aprender y crear mecanismos de apoyo, y llevarlas hacia otros puntos de la red que la FICR posee en América.

10 Feb 2016 description
report Oxfam

Posted by Elizabeth Stevens

Oxfam’s Elizabeth Stevens visited villages in El Salvador, where crops have been badly damaged by drought and heavy rains—and where a food voucher program has made a difference.

The roads in the mountains of Usulatan, El Salvador, are narrow and twisting. On one side you might see a hillside so steep you’d need all fours to climb it; on the other, a landscape of staggering beauty, traced by graceful raptors gliding across the valleys.

10 Feb 2016 description

Cientos de sonrisas se enmarcan en los rostros de los habitantes de las diferentes comunidades de San Miguel que se benefician con la ejecución del Fondo de Emergencia para desastres (DREF) que se desarrolla en el oriente del país, con el fin de beneficiar a miles de familias que a raíz de la falta de lluvias en el periodo invernal perdieron sus cosechas.

09 Feb 2016 description

Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.

09 Feb 2016 description

The National IHR Focal Point of El Salvador has notified PAHO/WHO of an unusual increase of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) in the country. In El Salvador, the annual average number of GBS is 169; however, from 1 December 2015 to 6 January 2016, 46 GBS were recorded, including 2 deaths.

09 Feb 2016 description

El Centro Nacional de Enlace para el RSI de El Salvador ha notificado a la OPS/OMS un aumento inusual del número de casos de síndrome de Guillain-Barré en el país. En El Salvador, donde el número medio anual de casos es de 169, se han registrado 46 casos, 2 de ellos mortales, entre el 1 de diciembre de 2015 y el 6 de enero de 2016.

09 Feb 2016 description

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been monitoring forecasts for the current El Niño since early 2015. It is using early warning information to design and implement early actions knowing that anticipatory action can mitigate or even prevent disasters from happening.

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific. While the main threats to food production are reduced rainfall and drought in some regions, El Niño can also cause heavy rains and flooding in others.

08 Feb 2016 description

San Salvador, 03 de febrero de 2016.Antes que la Organización Mundial de la Salud ( OMS) declarara emergencia de salud pública de importancia internacional, El Salvador ya había declarado, el pasado 11 de enero, una Alerta Nacional contra el zancudo Aedes aegypti que permitió la activación temprana de 253 Comisiones Municipales de Protección Civil y 9 que progresivamente se han ido incorporando al trabajo intersectorial.

07 Feb 2016 description
report Redhum

El Salvador, 06 de Febrero 2016
Fuente: Diario Co Latino

José Vicente Coto, quien está al frente de la Dirección Nacional de Medicamentos (DNM), anunció que El Salvador es el cuarto país a nivel mundial en autorizar la primera vacuna contra el virus del dengue.

06 Feb 2016 description
report AmeriCares

AmeriCares is on the frontlines of the Zika crisis, caring for patients with suspected infections and providing education on how to prevent the disease. Clinicians at the AmeriCares Family Clinic in El Salvador are diagnosing suspected Zika infections and providing ultrasounds to pregnant patients concerned about the health of their unborn babies.

05 Feb 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • An Emergency Committee was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) on 1 February 2016. Following the advice of the Committee, the Director-General announced the recent cluster of microcephaly and other neurologic disorders reported in Brazil to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

05 Feb 2016 description

Introduction

This document outlines the strategy of the Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) for the enhancement of technical cooperation to Member States in light of the rapid regional dissemination of Zika virus since November 2015. This technical cooperation builds on ongoing efforts to strengthen the detection, prevention, and response to arboviral illnesses.

Background

05 Feb 2016 description

The El Niño global climatic event has had a devastating impact on millions of people across the globe in 2015 and 2016. East Africa, Southern Africa, the Pacific Islands, South East Asia and Central America will continue to be at risk of extreme weather, including below-normal rains and flooding. The humanitarian fallout in certain areas includes increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; and forced displacement.

05 Feb 2016 description

Para controlar el brote El Salvador aplica un método que consiste en entregar peces zambos a las familias que almacenan agua para que estos se coman las larvas

El Salvador aplica un método alternativo para combatir el brote de zika, mediante el empleo de peces zambos.

Consiste en la entrega de esa especie a las familias que almacenan agua en tanques, guacales o barriles, pues se alimenta de las larvas de los mosquitos y así evitan que se conviertan en zancudos adultos.