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18 Jan 2017 description
report UN Women

As the Pacific braces itself for another cyclone season, UN Women is leading efforts to ensure that women and girls are at the centre of disaster preparedness, response and recovery work.

Date: 17 January 2017

12 Jan 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Influenza-like illness: Kiribati, Vanuatu · Diarrhoea: Samoa

Other updates:

Dengue

· Solomon Islands: As of 1 January 2017, there have been 8,007 suspected cases (dengue serotype-2). There is a reduction in the weekly number of cases reported in December which is likely due to fewer sentinel sites reporting.

06 Jan 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Influenza-like illness: Cook Islands, Kiribati

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia

Other updates:

Dengue

· Vanuatu - As of 5 January 2017, there have been 4,011 suspected cases since 11 November 2016. Dengue serotype-2 was confirmed in two samples by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR),New Zealand. Source: Vanuatu Ministry of Health

Hepatitis A

06 Jan 2017 description

The linkages between climate change, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development needs to be strongly emphasized in order to facilitate an integrated and holistic approach to climate action.

The Protection in the Pacific (ProPa) Network which include national government actors working for Ministries responsible for issues related to gender, human rights and protection from Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu, supported their national delegations to the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22).

06 Jan 2017 description

A three-year project to reduce Pacific nations’ vulnerability to the effects of climate change has just wrapped up after being successfully implemented in eight Pacific countries.

The FINPAC project was funded by the Government of Finland and coordinated through the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

05 Jan 2017 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

05 Jan 2017 description

More than 80 Red Cross staff and volunteers from four Pacific countries have benefited from recent Emergency Shelter Kit trainings.

The trainings used both classroom and practical sessions to teach Red Cross responders from Tonga, Fiji, Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands how to combine local materials such as bush timber and palm tree leaves with the contents of shelter kits to construct strong, weather-proof shelters.

05 Jan 2017 description
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This website allows you to explore how different scenarios of global greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change could change the geography of food insecurity in developing and least-developed countries. By altering the levels of future global greenhouse gas emissions and/or the levels of adaptation, you can see how vulnerability to food insecurity changes over time, and compare and contrast these different future scenarios with each other and the present day.

04 Jan 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Influenza-like illness: Cook Islands, Kiribati

Other updates:

Dengue

29 Dec 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
    None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
    None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
    Saint Martin

23 Dec 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

    • None
  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

    • None
  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

20 Dec 2016 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.
15 Dec 2016 description

Key updates

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

  • None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

  • None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

  • None

08 Dec 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federate States of Micronesia

· Influenza-like illness: American Samoa

Other updates:

Dengue

· Vanuatu- As of 8 December there have been thirty (30) suspected cases. Source: Vanuatu Ministry of Health.

Zika

· American Samoa: As o 1 December 2016; there have been 1,004 suspected cases of which 58 are laboratory confirmed, since 1 January 2016. Of these confirmed cases; 33 are pregnant women. The weekly number of cases is decreasing.

07 Dec 2016 description

For the very first time, the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) has been officially activated to support emergency preparedness activities. The request for activation and inclusion of the ETC in the list of Pacific Humanitarian Team clusters was endorsed by the Emergency Relief Coordinator on 30 November, with the World Food Programme (WFP) as nominated lead.

01 Dec 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

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

· Influenza-like illness: American Samoa

· Prolonged fever: Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Dengue

· Vanuatu- As of 30 November there have been 10 suspected cases of which 7 tested NS1 or IgM positive with the Standard Diagnostic’s Dengue Duo rapid diagnostic test (RDT). Samples have been sent to the Institute of Environmental Science and Research laboratory , New Zealand for confirmatory testing. Source: Vanuatu Ministry of Health.