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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

 As of 22 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

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

22 Jun 2016 description
report World Bank

Regional partnership to better prepare for natural disasters

FIJI, June 21, 2016 – Delegates from the Pacific region came together today to officially launch the Pacific Resilience Program (PREP) – a series of projects to strengthen Pacific Island countries’ resilience to natural disasters and climate change.

21 Jun 2016 description
report Pacific Community

Delegates from the Pacific region came together today to officially launch the Pacific Resilience Program (PREP) – a series of projects to strengthen Pacific Island countries’ resilience to natural disasters and climate change.

The project was launched as part of a three-day workshop where participants from Pacific Island governments, regional bodies and project staff will receive training to support the implementation of the programme, which will include initiatives and activities related to early warning tools, risk reduction investments and financial planning for disasters.

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.

20 Jun 2016 description

There are calls for the construction of a proper drainage system in Tonga after heavy rains last week caused flooding in the capital Nuku'alofa.

Read the story on Radio New Zealand International.

16 Jun 2016 description

 The third meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus was held by teleconference on 14 June 20161. The committee concurred with the international scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and GBS, and, consequently, that Zika virus infection and its associated congenital and other neurological disorders is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

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

14 Jun 2016 description
report Government of Tonga

Low lying areas of Nuku’alofa experience heavy flooding as a result of the heavy rain from Friday 10 to Saturday 11 June 2016.

According to the Tonga Meteorological Services at Fua’amotu, a 273.1mm of rainfall was recorded in the 24 hours between 1:00pm Friday and 1:00pm Saturday 11 June 2016.

Photos: Fanga ‘o Pilolevu, Halaovave, Pahu, Ngele’ia

14 Jun 2016 description

Tonga's prime minister has told parliament there is not much the government can do to help victims of recent flooding because there is no money.

The main island, Tongatapu, experienced record rainfall last week which has flooded parts of the capital, Nuku'alofa.

Read the full story on Radio New Zealand.

13 Jun 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

Storms that battered Australia more than a week ago have brought widespread disruption to the Pacific islands.

Tonga is now drying out after several days of torrential rain. In the middle of what is supposed to be the dry season, the rain transformed the capital into a series of lakes.

09 Jun 2016 description

 As of 8 June 2016, 60 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 46 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

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.