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03 Mar 2015 description

Seven recommendations to improve the regional response to climate change have been agreed to following a meeting of Pacific Island nations in Apia, Samoa on 26-27 February. The meeting, gathering eight Pacific countries, was part of a series of Climate Vulnerable Forum workshops currently being convened though to June 2015 in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

03 Mar 2015 description

Executive Summary

In 2012 Tropical Cyclone (TC) Evan offered a distressing reminder of Samoa’s exposure to natural hazards. TC Evan came only three years after the earthquake and tsunami of 2009, which affected 2.5 percent of the country’s population, causing 143 fatalities and associated economic losses equivalent to 20 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).

27 Feb 2015 description

Les alertes suivantzs ont été signalées:

Diarrhée: Samoa américaines, Tonga • Syndrome grippal: Polynésie française, Tonga • Fièvre prolongée: Kiribati, Niue

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours dans les îles Cook, Kiribati, Nouvelle-Calédonie et Samoa américaines. En Polynésie française et Samoa l’épidémie est en déclin.

26 Feb 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

Diarrhoea: American Samoa, Tonga Influenza-like illness: French Polynesia, Tonga Prolonged Fever: Kiribati, Niue

Other updates:

Chikungunya

  • Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in Cook Islands, Kiribati, New Caledonia. Outbreaks in American Samoa, French Polynesia and Samoa are waning.

20 Feb 2015 description

Ensuring that local communities better understand terms such as "trough of low pressure", "convergence zone" and "cold frontal system", was at the core of communications and media training for the Samoa Meteorological Service and partners this week.

The training was coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) as part of a project funded by the Government of Finland to reduce the vulnerability of local communities to climate change impacts.

19 Feb 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

Diarrhée: Samoa américaine, Polynésie française

Syndrome grippal: Samoa américaine, Polynésie française

Fièvre prolongée: Niue, Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

·Des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours aux Samoa américaines, Îles Cook, Polynésie française,**Kiribati**, Nouvelle-Calédonie et **Samoa

19 Feb 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

·**Diarrhoea:** American Samoa, French Polynesia

·**Influenza**-**like illness:** American Samoa, French Polynesia

·**Prolonged Fever:** Niue, Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

·Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Kiribati, New Caledonia and Samoa

·**Kiribati** reports 36 RT-PCR positive cases (of 98 samples tested) confirmed by the Institut Louis Malarde, French Polynesia.

13 Feb 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes sont à signaler cette semaine:

• Fièvre éruptive: Polynésie française, Kiribati, Palau, Tonga
• Diarrhée: Polynésie française
• Syndrome grippal: États fédérés de Micronésie, Polynésie française, Palau
• Fièvre prolongée: Kiribati, Tokelau, Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours aux Samoa américaines, Îles Cook, Polynésie française, Nouvelle-Calédonie et Samoa.

12 Feb 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Kiribati, Palau, Tonga
  • Diarrhoea: French Polynesia
  • Influenza-like illness: Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Palau
  • Prolonged Fever: Kiribati, Tokelau, Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

10 Feb 2015 description

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Director’s Note and About Us 2

If we save Tuvalu, we save the world 3

Solar power brings water in Tonga 3

The global early warning system 4

Solomon Islands at COP 4

Palau to continue Kyoto Protocol 4

Ecosystem-based Adaptation 5

Highlighting the power of solar in Tuvalu 5

Upheaval of Fiji communities 5

Marshall Islands at COP 6

Renewable energy summit 6

Cook Islands and the Adaptation Fund 6

Samoa Pathway 7

Monthly calendar 7

06 Feb 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes sont à signaler cette semaine:

  • Fièvre éruptive : Polynésie française, Kiribati, Palau, Tuvalu

  • Diarrhée: Guam

  • Fièvre prolongée: Samoa américaines, Îles Cook, Kiribati, les îles Salomon

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

  • Des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours aux Samoa américaines, Îles Cook, en Polynésie française, Nouvelle-Calédonie, à Samoa et Tokelau.

05 Feb 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Kiribati, Palau, Tuvalu

· Diarrhoea: Guam

· Prolonged Fever: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Chikungunya

· Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Samoa and Tokelau.

03 Feb 2015 description

The Director of the Samoa Meteorology Service says locals should prepare for the possibility of a Tropical Cyclone.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.