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22 Mar 2013 description

Over 44,000 people from 30 Members States and 15 of the territories* in the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions participated in the second full scale regional tsunami exercise held on March 20, 2013.

28 Jun 2012 description

APEC lends support for health innovation, eyes greater worker productivity, economic sustainability

Issued by the APEC Health Working Group

St Petersburg, Russia, 28 June 2012 – APEC member economies participating in the APEC High-Level Meeting on Health & the Economy Wednesday recognized the urgent need for APEC member economies to invest in the health of their populations at all stages of life in order to fully capture the economic returns of a healthy and productive populations.

12 Nov 2011 description

Honolulu, Hawaii , United States, 11 Nov 2011

We, APEC ministers and senior government officials, along with private sector leaders, met in Honolulu, Hawaii for the High Level Policy Dialogue on Disaster Resiliency, under the chairmanship of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

11 Nov 2011 description

HONOLULU, Hawaii — The United States on Friday announced a new Internet platform to fight disasters across the Asia-Pacific region as it urged greater investment and cooperation to save lives and costs.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led a session of foreign ministers of the 21-member APEC bloc devoted to disaster resilience after a year of tragedy including earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand and floods in Southeast Asia.

24 Sep 2009 description

Washington/Nairobi, 24 September 2009 -The pace and scale of climate change may now be outstripping even the most sobering predictions of the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC).

An analysis of the very latest, peer-reviewed science indicates that many predictions at the upper end of the IPCC's forecasts are becoming ever more likely.

Meanwhile, the newly emerging science points to some events thought likely to occur in longer-term time horizons, as already happening or set to happen far sooner than had previously …

16 Jul 2009 description

The first data snapshot of the initial outbreak of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the Western Pacific Region suggests that the virus started spreading among countries in the Region in the third week of May, after arriving in late April from Mexico, the United States of America and Canada.

18 May 2009 description
report Reuters - AlertNet
  • Geneva meeting focuses on developing vaccines

    - Japan confirms 125 infected with H1N1 flu

    - 40 countries have confirmed cases - WHO

    - School principal dies in NY first flu death

    By Laura MacInnis and Isabel Reynolds

    GENEVA/TOKYO, May 18 (Reuters) - The new flu strain is spreading widely in the United States and Japan and is likely to circulate worldwide, health officials said on Monday.

    The H1N1 flu outbreak has put the world on the brink of a pandemic and ministers and experts were meeting in Geneva to discuss how to fight the virus with vaccines and …

13 May 2009 description

A las 06.00 TMG del 13 de mayo de 2009 se habían notificado oficialmente 5728 casos de infección humana por virus gripal A(H1N1) en 33 países.

Se habían notificado 2059 casos humanos confirmados mediante pruebas de laboratorio, 56 de ellos mortales, en México; 3009, 3 de ellos mortales, en los Estados Unidos de América; 358, 1 de ellos mortal, en Canadá, y 8, 1 de ellos mortal, en Costa Rica.

También se habían notificado casos confirmados mediante pruebas de laboratorio, ninguno de ellos mortal, en los países siguientes: Alemania (12), Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), …

12 May 2009 description

As of 06:00 GMT, 12 May 2009, 30 countries have officially reported 5251 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.

Mexico has reported 2059 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 56 deaths. The United States has reported 2600 laboratory confirmed human cases, including three deaths. Canada has reported 330 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

11 May 2009 description

Le 11 mai 2009 à 6 heures GMT, 30 pays avaient notifié officiellement 4 694 cas d'infection par le virus grippal A(H1N1).

Le Mexique a notifié 1626 cas d'infection humaine confirmés en laboratoire, dont 45 décès.

11 May 2009 description
report European Union

Main developments in past 24 hours

- 12 new confirmed cases reported from EU and EFTA countries;

- Norway reported its first 2 confirmed cases;

- One case in Italy, previously classified as in-country transmission, has been reclassified as travel-related;

- Seven additional confirmed cases reported from the UK with in-country transmission;

- Outside of EU and EFTA countries, 4936 confirmed cases;

- One more death from the US in a previously confirmed case

This report is based on official information provided by the national public health websites, or through …

11 May 2009 description

A las 06.00 TMG del 11 de mayo de 2009 se habían notificado oficialmente 4694 casos de infección humana por virus gripal A(H1N1) en 30 países.

Se habían notificado 1626 casos humanos confirmados mediante pruebas de laboratorio, 48 de ellos mortales, en México; 2532, 3 de ellos mortales, en los Estados Unidos de América; 284, 1 de ellos mortal, en Canadá, y 8, 1 de ellos mortal, en Costa Rica.

También se habían notificado casos confirmados mediante pruebas de laboratorio, ninguno de ellos mortal, en los países siguientes: Alemania (11), Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), …

11 May 2009 description

As of 06:00 GMT, 11 May 2009, 30 countries have officially reported 4694 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.

Mexico has reported 1626 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 48 deaths. The United States has reported 2532 laboratory confirmed human cases, including three deaths. Canada has reported 284 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

11 May 2009 description
report UN News Service

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today that the number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the influenza A(H1N1) virus has increased to 4,694 - nearly double the figure reported last Friday - including 53 deaths.

Mexico and the United States top the list of the 30 countries which have reported laboratory-confirmed human cases of the virus so far, according to the latest WHO update.

11 May 2009 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 11 mai 2009 (IRIN) - Aucun cas de grippe A (H1N1) n'a encore été confirmé en Afrique, et les experts médicaux se demandent si ce constat est le fait de la chance ou si, bien au contraire, il s'explique par le manque de centres d'analyse de la grippe entièrement équipés.

Des cas de grippe A (H1N1) ont été confirmés en Amérique du Nord, en Amérique du Sud, en Asie et en Europe, mais ni en Australasie, ni en Afrique, selon l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS).

« Je suis très surpris qu'aucun cas n'ait encore été signalé ici ; le manque de …

10 May 2009 description
report European Union

Main developments in past 24 hours

- 11 new confirmed cases reported from EU and EFTA countries;

- Seven more confirmed cases with in-country transmission in the UK;

- One more confirmed case with possible in-country transmission in Italy;

- Outside of EU and EFTA countries, 4201 confirmed cases;

- Increase of the number of confirmed cases in the US of approximately 30%;

- Three more deaths in Mexico;

- First death in Costa Rica;

This report is based on official information provided by the national public health websites, or through other official communication …

10 May 2009 description

La situación de la gripe A(H1N1) en la Región de las Américas

El total de casos confirmados de gripe por A(H1N1) registrados en la Región es el siguiente:

- Estados Unidos ha notificado 2.532 casos confirmados, incluidas 3 defunciones.

- México ha notificado 2.062 casos confirmados, incluidas 48 defunciones.

- Canadá: 284 casos confirmados, incluida 1 defunción.

- Panamá: 15 casos confirmados.

- Costa Rica: 8 casos confirmados y 1 defunción.

- Brasil: 6 casos confirmados.

- El Salvador: 2 casos confirmados.

- Argentina: 1 caso confirmado.

- Colombia: 1 …

10 May 2009 description

As of 07:30 GMT, 10 May 2009, 29 countries have officially reported 4379 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.

Mexico has reported 1626 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 45 deaths. The United States has reported 2254 laboratory confirmed human cases, including two deaths. Canada has reported 280 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

10 May 2009 description

Status of Influenza A(H1N1) in the Americas

The total confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1) recorded in the Americas is as follows:

- USA, 2,532 confirmed cases with 3 deaths;

- Mexico has reported 2,062 confirmed cases, 48 deaths;

- Canada, 284 confirmed cases with 1 death;

- Panama, 15 confirmed case;

- Costa Rica, 8 confirmed case with 1 death;

- Brazil, 6 confirmed cases;

- El Salvador, 2 confirmed cases;

- Argentina, 1 confirmed case.

- Colombia, 1 confirmed case;

- Guatemala, 1 confirmed case.

The World Health Organization maintains pandemic …

10 May 2009 description

A las 07.30 TMG del 10 de mayo de 2009 se habían notificado oficialmente 4379 casos de infección humana por virus gripal A(H1N1) en 29 países.

Se había notificado 1626 casos humanos confirmados mediante pruebas de laboratorio, 45 de ellos mortales, en México; 2254, 2 de ellos mortales, en los Estados Unidos de América; 280, 1 de ellos mortal, en Canadá, y 8, 1 de ellos mortal, en Costa Rica.

También se habían notificado casos confirmados mediante pruebas de laboratorio, ninguno de ellos mortal, en los países siguientes: Argentina (1), Australia (1), Alemania (11), Austria (1), …