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13 Feb 2016 description

1. HIGHLIGHTS

 WHO has called for a coordinated and multisectoral response through an inter-agency Strategic Response Framework focusing on response, surveillance and research.

 39 countries have reported locally acquired circulation of the virus since January 2007. Geographical distribution of the virus has steadily expanded.

10 Feb 2016 description

Between 27 and 30 January 2016, PAHO/WHO was notified of cases of Zika virus infection in Costa Rica, Curaçao, Jamaica and Nicaragua.

Costa Rica

On 27 January, the National IHR Focal Point of the United States reported of a case of Zika virus infection in a patient returning from Costa Rica.

05 Feb 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • An Emergency Committee was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) on 1 February 2016. Following the advice of the Committee, the Director-General announced the recent cluster of microcephaly and other neurologic disorders reported in Brazil to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

05 Feb 2016 description

Introduction

This document outlines the strategy of the Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) for the enhancement of technical cooperation to Member States in light of the rapid regional dissemination of Zika virus since November 2015. This technical cooperation builds on ongoing efforts to strengthen the detection, prevention, and response to arboviral illnesses.

Background

04 Feb 2016 description
report Government of Chile

La Ministra de Salud, Carmen Castillo, concluyó su participación en la II Reunión Extraordinaria de Ministros de Salud de MERCOSUR y Estados Asociados, realizada a objeto de enfrentar la epidemia de los virus transmitidos por el vector Aedes aegypti.

Al término del encuentro, las Ministras y los Ministros de Salud del MERCOSUR y Estados Asociados, y los demás países integrantes de la CELAC (Costa Rica, México y República Dominicana), concordaron la siguiente declaración:

Considerando:

01 Feb 2016 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the fourth quarter of 2015 (October to December). The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

• During Q4-2015, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by a further 15.2 percent year-on-year because of abundant supplies and sluggish demand. The index returned to the level seen before the food price crisis of 2007-08.