During his November 7, 2016, visit to Nigeria, Minister Dion announced that Canada is providing $395,000 to the Lagos State Ministry of Health to help in the design of a new biological laboratory and secure repository (biobank) of infectious diseases, such as Ebola virus disease and Lassa fever. The objective is to ensure fail-safe readiness for any subsequent breakouts of such diseases.
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.
October 7, 2016 - The magnitude of the natural disaster that has struck the island of Haiti is increasing by the hour, but we already know that we are facing a major crisis.
Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
British Virgin Islands and Singapore
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: None
Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week: 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:
Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time:
Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
Honduras and Suriname
Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
Costa Rica and Guatemala
As of 10 August 2016, 69 countries and territories (Fig. 1, Table 1) have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (66 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):
52 countries and territories with a first reported outbreak from 2015 onwards (Table 1).
Four countries are classified as having possible endemic transmission or have reported evidence of local mosquito-borne Zika infections in 2016.
San Salvador, 19 de 2016. --*El Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) y la Embajada de Canadá se unieron hoy a la lucha contra el Dengue, Zika y Chikungunya, iniciativa liderada por el Gobierno de El Salvador mediante el Ministerio de Salud (MINSAL). PMA, con financiamiento del Gobierno de Canadá, entregó al MINSAL una donación valorada en US$50,000, que consiste en 19,000 repelentes, 19,000 hojas volantes y 1,800 afiches con mensajes educativos para prevenir las enfermedades causadas por el vector.*
Canada announces funding for polio eradication in Nigeria at the Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen
I. Executive summary
Influenza - Multistate (Europe) - Monitoring 2015-2016 season
Influenza transmission in Europe shows a clear seasonal pattern, with peak activity during winter months. ECDC monitors influenza activity in Europe during the winter season and publishes its report weekly on the Flu News Europe website.
Update of the week
April 4, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced new programming to help stop the transmission of polio in Pakistan.
Minister Bibeau made the announcement following her first meeting with Tariq Azim Khan, High Commissioner of Pakistan in Canada.
Canada is contributing $40 million over three years toward two initiatives by UNICEF and by the World Health Organization (WHO).
10 March 2016
Distinguished President, Excellencies,
Over the past ten days, many delegations have shared with me their alarm about the growing disarray in many countries. And among other issues, I have raised with many of them my concerns about arrests, harassment and spurious prosecutions of journalists, activists, political opponents and human rights defenders.
In a bid to advance the collaboration for Polio Eradication, a delegation from Canadian High Commission led by Mr. Louis Verret Senior Director, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka division called on the Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio Eradication, Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq today. During the interaction, the members of the delegation were briefed on the year’s first nationwide polio campaign in the country and scale of the efforts being undertaken by the Government of Pakistan to knock the crippling disease from the country.
August 1, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced the renewal of the partnership between Government of Canada and Rotary Foundation Canada by providing a total of up to $18 million to help save the lives of vulnerable children and reduce poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
Since the beginning of the year, 11,675 measles cases were confirmed out of 12,421 reported cases. The Ministry of Health has not yet secured enough funding for the $38 million required to conduct the measles vaccination campaign for children under-15 planned for October.
The Government of Canada contributed $68,500 for the procurement and prepositioning of emergency education supplies. As of 13 May the education cluster was 2 per cent funded.
Canada and GPEI sign C$ 20 million contribution for IPV introductions in non-Gavi-eligible countries
Canada deploys multi-disciplinary team to tackle Ebola in Guinea and Ebola Rapid Response Team participates in Nova Scotia exercise
March 4, 2015 - Halifax, NS - Public Health Agency of Canada
OTTAWA — In support of the Government of Canada’s response to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and following an acclimatization period, 37 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) health care and support staff commenced operations today in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone.
CAF military doctors nurses, medics and support staff are operating at the UK’s Kerry Town Treatment Unit (KTTU). Canadians are working alongside their British counterparts in providing essential medical care to local and international health care workers.
Another mobile laboratory is set up in Sierra Leone and Canadian Armed Forces personnel depart the United Kingdom for Sierra Leone
The UK has so far pledged £230 million to help the people of Sierra Leone defeat Ebola. This will build 6 treatment centres across the country, provide food and supplies for thousands of quarantined homes and already has provided over 750 operational beds to isolate and treat cases of Ebola.
As well as giving its own money, Britain has asked other countries across the world to join them in supporting Sierra Leone. So far Norway, Denmark, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Canada have all agreed to provide health staff for Sierra Leone.