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30 Mar 2017 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Tonga

· Influenza-like illness: FSM, Vanuatu · Prolonged fever: Fiji, Kiribati

Other updates:

Mumps

24 Mar 2017 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

Maladies diarrhéiques : États fédérés de Micronésie, Tonga

Autres relevés :

Dengue

23 Mar 2017 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Tonga

Other updates:

Dengue

22 Mar 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins UN-Water, the organization that coordinates the UN’s work on water and sanitation, and the international community in celebrating World Water Day. Every year since 1993, the international community has celebrated World Water Day on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of safe, clean water while advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

16 Mar 2017 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Tokelau, Tonga

· Influenza-like illness: Solomon Islands, Vanuatu

· Prolonged fever: Tuvalu

Other updates:

Dengue

· American Samoa has declared a public health emergency following the confirmation of dengue serotype-2 by the Hawaii State laboratory. As of March 9 2017 there have been 179 suspected cases of which 8 were laboratory confirmed cases since 2 November 2017. Source: American Samoa Department of Health.

15 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Tonga

The implementation of eco-system based reduction and adaptation approaches that includes biodiversity should help Pacific countries reduce the increasing incidence and severity of disasters that is leaving more people vulnerable each year in the region.

That was something participants at the “Ecosystem Services for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction – a ‘win-win’ situation” workshop in Nadi, Fiji learned last week.

10 Mar 2017 description

Key updates

  • Countries, territories and subnational areas reporting vector-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) infections for the first time since 1 February: None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system malformations potentially associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Mexico, Saint Martin

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome cases associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Curaçao, Trinidad and Tobago

10 Mar 2017 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

· Maladies diarrhéiques : États fédérés de Micronésie, Îles Mariannes du Nord, Tonga

· Syndrome grippal : États fédérés de Micronésie

Autres relevés :

Dengue

· Les Samoa américaines ont déclaré l’état d’urgence de santé publique suite à la confirmation de la présence du sérotype DENV-2 par le laboratoire d’État de Hawaii. Source : Médias

· On note une augmentation du nombre de cas de dengue signalés aux Fidji où les relevés indiquent une circulation du sérotype DENV-2.

10 Mar 2017 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Northern Mariana Islands, Tonga

· Influenza-like illness: FSM

Other updates:

Dengue

· American Samoa has declared a public health emergency following the confirmation of dengue serotype-2 by the Hawaii State laboratory. Source: Media

· There is an increase in the number of dengue cases reported in Fiji, dengue serotype-2 has been identified in circulation.

06 Mar 2017 description

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme has launched its new Strategic Plan, which will provide guidance and direction for the Secretariat over the next ten years.

The new Strategic Plan was approved at the annual SPREP meeting held last year in Niue, and has now replaced the previous five year strategic plan.

03 Mar 2017 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

Syndrome grippal : Niue, Îles Salomon

Autres relevés :

Dengue

On note une augmentation du nombre de cas de dengue signalés aux Fidji et aux Samoa américaines. Le sérotype DEN-2 a été identifié dans les deux pays.

Nauru a déclaré l’état d’épidémie le 25 février 2017.

· Vanuatu : l’épidémie de dengue (sérotype DENV-2) se poursuit, avec 1 831 cas recensés au 2 mars 2017, dont 45 hospitalisations (depuis novembre 2016). Source : ministère de la Santé de Vanuatu.

02 Mar 2017 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Influenza-like illness: Niue

Other updates:

Dengue

· There is an increase in the number of dengue cases reported in Fiji and American Samoa, dengue serotype-2 has been identified in both countries.

· Nauru declared an outbreak on 25 February 2017.

· Vanuatu: dengue serotype-2 outbreak ongoing with 1,831 cases as of 2 March 2017, including 45 hospitalisations (since Nov 2016). Source: Vanuatu MoH

28 Feb 2017 description

28 February 2017 – The Government of New Zealand is collaborating with the United Nations Development Programme to design and secure financing from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for a new generation of climate change adaptation projects for vulnerable Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific.

27 Feb 2017 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

  • Fièvre éruptive : Vanuatu

  • Diarrhée : Îles Marshall, États Fédérés de Micronésie Syndrome grippal : Niue Fièvre prolongée : Vanuatu

Autres relevés :

Dengue

24 Feb 2017 description

The “Pacific Islands Meteorological Services in Action” Compendium which was compiled by SPREP-FINPAC Project in partnership with World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Climate and Oceans Support Programme for the Pacific (COSPPac) and Environment and Climate Change Canada is a result of a first “writeshop” for climate services in the Pacific.

23 Feb 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Vanuatu

· Influenza-like illness: Niue

· Prolonged fever: Vanuatu

Other updates:

Dengue

· Solomon Islands: As of 12 February 2017 there have been 10,498 cases across all ten (10) provinces since August 2016. A total of 2,917 rapid diagnostic tests (Dengue duo Standard Diagnostics) have been conducted from Week 33, 2016 to Week 6, 2017 and 1,276 (44%) were positive either NS1 or IgM.

15 Feb 2017 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :


· Maladies diarrhéiques : États fédérés de Micronésie

· Fièvre prolongée : Niue


Autres relevés :


Dengue

13 Feb 2017 description

Heavy rains continue to fall across the South Pacific, as islands from Papua New Guinea to Samoa experience simultaneous flooding in a "first time" event.

Heavy rains continue to fall across the South Pacific, causing flooding from Papua New Guinea's east to Samoa.

Parts of the Samoan capital, Apia, have flooded, with authorities advising families living near rivers to move to higher ground.

Mata'afa Keni Lese from the Samoa Observer says it is unusual to see flooding simultaneously across so many parts of the Pacific.

09 Feb 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Scott B. Power, Head of Climate Research/International Development Manager, Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Brad Murphy, Manager, Climate Data Services, Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Christine Chung, Research Scientist, Australian Bureau of Meteorology
François Delage, Assistant scientist, Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Hua Ye, Climate IT Officer, Australian Bureau of Meteorology