Zika virus – Incidence and trends
To date, 47 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015.1 In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.2 Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 6 October 2016, no additional countries and/or territories have confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the Americas (Figure 1).
29 agencies participated in the health group meeting today. Next meeting will be held on Friday 21 October at 10:00 am at PAHO/WHO.
Urgent need to repair non-functional essential health facilities and satellite warehouses housing medical supplies, however these actions have been delayed due to lack of funding and materials.
Suspected cholera cases data is currently being analyzed by DELR, this information will be updated tomorrow.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — October 21, 2016 — More than two weeks after Hurricane Matthew began its path of destruction, the American Red Cross has served more than a million meals and snacks, and provided 97,000 overnight shelter stays to people in need, prompting the charity to issue a call for the public’s help.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 16-22 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extremely drug-resistant TB.
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 Grenada
Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week: o None
318,816 arrivals by sea in 2016
published 09:00 CET 18 October
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
Distribution of medical supplies to health centers by PAHO/WHO has started in Grand’ Anse and Sud departments.
Next health group meeting will be held on Wednesday 19 October at 10:00 am at PAHO/WHO.
There are 46 confirmed deaths, and the number of people in shelters is continuing to decrease daily. There are currently 1,587 persons in 31 shelters.
By Terri Moon Cronk
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2016 — The 400 service members who took part in humanitarian relief efforts following Hurricane Matthew’s wrath in Haiti are expected to return home in a couple of days, Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, told reporters at the Pentagon today.
“We were told to prepare for a two-week mission and I think that looks like it is going to be a pretty accurate timeline,” Tidd said of Joint Task Force-Matthew relief work conducted out of Port-au-Prince.
UN’s special advisor on sustainable development visited Jérémie today to meet with local authorities and population.
MSPP’s main priority is cholera, due to the increase of suspected cases, mainly in Grand’ Anse department.
PAHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and MSPP are compiling the results from joint evaluations of health facilities in Sud, Grand’ Anse and Nippes Departments. The results will be shared shortly.
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$414.4 million of humanitarian assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since the beginning of 2016.
The UN-coordinated appeal for DRC requests US$690 million. It is currently 53% funded at US$365.2 million.
The US is currently the largest donor this year, having committed/contributed US$143.1 million.
Seasonal assessment finds deteriorating food security conditions
UNHCR issues $115 million supplemental appeal to support durable solutions for Somali refugees in Kenya
Secretary Kerry announces $146 million in additional humanitarian funding for Kenya and Somalia
PAHO/WHO will rehabilitate the operation room of Saint Antoine Hospital in Jérémie.
Many rural areas still need to be assessed in Grand’ Anse and Sud.
The Cholera Vaccination Working Group was held at PAHO/WHO.
Next Health Group Coordination Meeting will be held on Monday, October 17 at 10:00am at PAHO/WHO
HIC patients are being referred to St. Boniface Hospital for surgery interventions.
Due to ongoing security risks, transport operations are mostly restricted to daylight hours and delivery of program supplies needs military escort.
The MSSP leads the Health Coordination meetings with 105 persons (50 organizations). Next meeting will be held on Monday 17 October at 10:00 am at PAHO/WHO.
According to available data, 34 CTC out of 212 were completely destroyed.
PAHO/WHO has issued an appeal to donors for $9 million to carry out response operations in Haiti.
First shipment (10 TONS) of humanitarian assistant supplies, containing diarrheal and health emergency kits, arrived in Haiti. Supplies will arrive to the affected areas on Sunday. These supplies may be potentially distrubted by the Netherlands armed forces.
According to UNFPA/UNICEF evalution, the Nippes department is in need or urgent interventions in the health sector.
Vulnerability and Exposure Metrics (Population, Infrastructure, Economic)
Après la destruction et les pertes causées par le passage de l'ouragan Matthew, le gouvernement des États-Unis s’est mobilisé pour venir en aide au peuple haïtien.
MSPP presented the Medical Information and Coordination Cell to health partners. All partners were advised that any new medical team wishing to work in Haiti has to be registered and approved by this Cell. Currently there are nine teams registered.
o Register EMTs: