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08 Dec 2011 description

By Denis McClean

DURBAN, 8 December 2011 - While good news remains in short supply from the main climate change talks here in Durban, there is a growing sense that local government is taking the lead on mitigation and adaptation without waiting for their central governments to direct their efforts.

08 Jul 2011 description

Contact:

Jaya Vadlamudi
Senior Communications Officer
jvadlamudi@InternationalMedicalCorps.org
+1 310.826.7800

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 7 2011 – International Medical Corps is working with the Republic of Philippines and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to improve the country’s ability to respond to public health crisis and potential socio‐economic disruptions brought on by influenza pandemics and other global disasters.

27 Jun 2011 description
report La Nación

Ante la confirmación de más de 50 casos confirmados de gripe A en la provincia de Mendoza, una veintena en estudio y dos personas fallecidas con diagnóstico positivo del virus H1N1, el Ministerio de Salud de esa provincia intensificó la campaña de vacunación antigripal para los grupos de riesgo, pero descartó que ese distrito afronte una epidemia de gripe A. También desestimó la suspensión preventiva de clases, y teme que el brote perjudique el turismo invernal.

25 May 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.

17 May 2011 description
  1. Get Prepared for More Complex Scenarios
    Disasters claimed the greatest number of lives worldwide in 2010—more than any other single-year period in the last several decades. In just Haiti alone, the death toll was estimated at 230,000, although the actual number may never be known. The variety, frequency and complexity of these events will continue to increase, as we live in a more sophisticated and interdependent world, and countries must prepare for this.

17 Apr 2011 description

GENEVA, 17 April 2011 – After a week of negotiations continued through Friday night and into Saturday morning, an open-ended working-group meeting of Member States successfully agreed upon a Framework that ensures that in a pandemic, influenza virus samples will be shared with partners who need the information to take steps to protect public health.

The working-group meeting was convened under the authority of the World Health Assembly and coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO).

10 Mar 2011 description

GENEVA - A WHO-appointed group of experts published on Thursday a damning report on the UN agency's handling of the H1N1 flu pandemic, saying that it failed to issue timely guidance and that its flu plans needed revision.

The independent experts, appointed by the World Health Organization to examine its management of the 2009-2010 pandemic, however, rejected claims that the UN agency was influenced by commercial interests in its decision to declare a pandemic.

The draft report released by the agency found that a "lack of a sufficiently robust, systematic and open set of …

18 Feb 2011 description

Influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus: current situation and post-pandemic recommendations

Since its emergence in April 2009, pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus has affected all parts of the world, causing the first influenza pandemic since 1968. Following the observation that 1 or 2 epidemic periods had occurred in most countries and in most WHO Regions, WHO declared on 10 August 2010 that the world was moving into the post-pandemic period.

05 Jan 2011 description

Miércoles, 05 de Enero de 2011 10:49 PO Presidencia de la República

Quito (Pichincha).- El ministro de Salud, David Chiriboga, hizo un llamado a la ciudadanía, farmacias, clínicas y hospitales privados y medios de comunicación para tener una actitud responsable y de prevención frente a incremento de casos de influenza.

12 Dec 2010 description

Highlights of the week ending November 2010:

- 41 cholera cases reported , 27 in retrospect

- No confirmed measles outbreaks in the last 4 weeks

- No new Influenza A H1N1(2009)cases reported in the last 5 weeks

05 Dec 2010 description

Highlights of the week ending November 2010:

20 new cholera cases reported in Makonde and Zvimba

1 confirmed measles case and 178 suspect measles cases reported

No new Influenza A H1N1(2009)cases reported

28 Nov 2010 description

Highlights of the week ending November 2010:

- 7 new cholera cases reported in Makonde

- 246 suspect measles cases reported

- More Rubella IgM positive being reported compared to Measles IgM positive cases

- No new Influenza A H1N1(2009)cases reported

14 Nov 2010 description

Highlights of the week ending November 2010:

- No new cholera cases reported

- 203 suspect measles cases reported

- Further Decline in Influenza A H1N1(2009)cases reported

12 Nov 2010 description

Meeting of the WHO working group on polymerase chain reaction protocols for detecting subtype influenza A viruses - Geneva, June 2010

The WHO working group on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) protocols for detecting subtype influenza A viruses held its third meeting in Geneva in June 2010.

10 Nov 2010 description
report European Union

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Executive summary

This extended report aims to provide a broad overview of the epidemiology and virology of the 2009 pandemic in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries (27 EU Member States (MS) and Norway and Iceland). Relevant background information on influenza epidemics and pandemics, notably their variability and unpredictability, is provided.

10 Nov 2010 description

Executive summary

The People's Republic of China, with a population of 1.3 billion people, is the most populous country in the world, and has both one of the most dynamic and fastest growing economies, while at the same time very marked disparities in income distribution, health status and other vulnerability indicators.