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21 May 2015 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été identifiés:

• Fièvre éruptive: Palau

• Diarrhée: Niue, Tonga

• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Une épidémie de Chikungunya est en cours dans les îles Cook et les îles Marshall. Le nombre hebdomadaire des cas à Kiribati a réduit de manière significative.

• Les îles Cook rapportent 38 cas, dans la semaine s’achevant le 17 mai 2015. Au 20 mai 2015, il y a eu 539 cas depuis novembre 2014.

21 May 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:
- Acute Fever and Rash: Palau
- Diarrhoea: Niue, Tonga
- Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:*

Chikungunya

  • Chikungunya outbreak is on-going in Cook Islands and Marshall Islands. Weekly number of cases in Kiribati has reduced significantly.

  • Cook Islands reports 38 cases, in the week to 17 May 2015. As of 20 May 2015 there have been 539 cases since November 2014.

15 May 2015 description

Summary:

Tropical Cyclone Pam slammed Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, on Friday 13 March 2015, with Category V strength – the highest level rating for a severe tropical cyclone. The eye of the cyclone passed 25 km south-west of Tanna, Vanuatu’s southernmost province, with winds reaching an estimated speed of 250 kph. The Government of Vanuatu has issued a formal appeal for international assistance.

15 May 2015 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été identifiés:

  • Diarrhée: Niue, Tonga  
  • Syndrome grippal: Nauru  
  • Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Diarrhée:

  • Il y a une flambée continue à Kiribati. En date du 12 mai, il y a eu 308 cas, dont trois décès chez les enfants, depuis le 25 avril 2015. La majorité des cas sont en moins de 5 ans.

Chikungunya

14 May 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Niue, Tonga
· Influenza-like illness: Nauru
· Prolonged Fever: Tonga Other updates:

Diarrhoea:

· There is an outbreak ongoing in Kiribati. As of 12 May there have been 308 cases, including three deaths in children, since 25 April 2015. Majority of the cases are in under 5 year olds.

Chikungunya

11 May 2015 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été identifiés:

• Fièvre éruptive: Nauru
• Syndrome grippal: Nauru
• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Une épidémie de Chikungunya est en cours dans les îles Cook et les îles Marshall. Le nombre hebdomadaire de cas dans les Samoa américaines, Kiribati et Samoa a réduit de manière significative.

08 May 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Nauru

· Influenza-like illness: Nauru

· Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

· Chikungunya outbreak is on-going in Cook Islands and Marshall Islands. Weekly number of cases in American Samoa, Kiribati and Samoa has reduced significantly.

04 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 42 per cent of the 16,000 children targeted by UNICEF for access to temporary learning spaces in Shefa and Tafea provinces have been reached.

  • Almost 65 per cent of the 14,368 early childhood and primary-aged children (including children with disabilities) targeted by UNICEF have received learning materials and school supplies through support to the Ministry of Education and Training.

30 Apr 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes ont été identifiées:

• Fièvre éruptive: Tuvalu

• Diarrhée: Polynésie française, Palau

• Syndrome grippal: Nauru

• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga, Tuvalu

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Une épidémie de Chikungunya est en cours aux les îles Cook et îles Marshall. Le nombre hebdomadaire de cas aux Samoa américaines, Kiribati et le Samoa a réduit de manière significative.

30 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Tuvalu
· Diarrhoea: French Polynesia, Palau
· Influenza-like illness: Nauru
· Prolonged Fever: Tonga, Tuvalu

Other updates:

Chikungunya

· Chikungunya outbreak is on-going in Cook Islands and Marshall Islands. Weekly number of cases in American Samoa, Kiribati and Samoa has reduced significantly.

· Cook Islands reports 50 cases in the week to 26 April 2015. Mass clean-up campaign was conducted in Rarotonga on 27 April 2015.

28 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 6,735 affected girls and boys, (42 per cent of target) in Shefa and Tafea Province now have access to temporary learning spaces through UNICEF support.

  • 14,368 early childhood- and primary-aged children including children with disabilities (64 per cent of UNICEF target) have received learning materials and school supplies through support to the Ministry of Education and Training.

  • 23,962 children (96 per cent of target) have been immunized against measles in Shefa, Sanma and Tafea Provinces.

27 Apr 2015 description

The Pacific islands are renowned for their natural beauty. But sadly, poor waste management is a major threat to sustainable development in Pacific island countries and territories. It has negative impacts on biodiversity, water quality, fisheries, agriculture, tourism and quality of life in general. Notably, some types of waste also pose a grave threat to human health.

A partnership between the European Union and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) promises to address some of the Pacific region's most pressing, and dangerous, waste issues.

27 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Marshall Islands, Palau

· Diarrhoea:Palau

· Influenza-**like illness:**American Samoa, Tonga

· Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

· Outbreaks are on-going in Cook Islandsand**Marshall Islands.**Weekly number of cases in American Samoa, Kiribatiand Samoa have reduced significantly**.**

27 Apr 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

Fièvre éruptive: îles Marshall, Palau

Diarrhée: Palau

Syndrome grippal: Samoa américaines, Tonga

Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

21 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 1,535 affected girls and boys in Shefa Province now have access to temporary learning spaces

  • 3,468 early childhood- and primary-aged children including children with disabilities received learning materials and school supplies

  • 20,312 children (81% of target) immunised against measles & rubella, received Vitamin A and de-worming in Shefa, Sanma and Tafea Provinces.

21 Apr 2015 description

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.

17 Apr 2015 description

By Rosemarie North, IFRC

Every 16 February, the island of Nui in the north of Tuvalu commemorates surviving a great storm in the 1800s, which they call Bogin te Ieka (the Day of the Flood in the Kiribati language) but Tropical Cyclone Pam, which passed over the island on March 10, will go down as the worst storm in living memory.

16 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru

Diarrhoea: Niue

Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Nauru, Tonga, Vanuatu

Prolonged Fever: Marshall Islands, Palau, Tonga