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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

This report aims to build understanding of the existing disaster risk financing and insurance (DRFI) tools in use in the Solomon Islands and to identify gaps where engagement could further develop financial resilience. It also aims to encourage peer exchange of regional knowledge, specifically by encouraging dialogue on past experiences, lessons learned, optimal use of these financial tools, and the effect these tools may have on the execution of post-disaster funds.

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.

27 Feb 2015 description

26 Feb 2015 by Moortaza Jiwanji, Programme Manager for the Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP) at UNDP Pacific Centre

In January 2014, I was in Tonga working with the Government on recovery efforts following Tropical Cyclone Ian. While there, I heard about Digicel’s interest in supporting the recovery effort at the community level. This piqued my interest about the prospects for Private Public Partnerships (PPPs) and how they could work in the Pacific around the topic of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (CCDRM).

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.

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

12 Feb 2015 description

This Performance of Australian Aid report assesses the performance and results of the Australian aid program in 2013-14.

The report:

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

The Solomon Islands secretary for health says the new government has made a commitment to relocating the National Referral Hospital.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International