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21 Jul 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia

  • Influenza-like illness: Marshall Islands

Other updates


  • New Caledonia: As of 5 July 2017 there have been 4,467 cases since September 2016. Dengue serotype-1, 2 and have been identified in circulation . The weekly number of cases is decreasing. Source: Department of Health & Social Affairs, New Caledonia

Human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9)virus

19 Jul 2017 description

A project to reduce preventable deaths in the Pacific by improving medical data has received a significant funding boost from a US philanthropist.

Read the full story on Radio New Zealand International.

15 Jul 2017 description
report GFDRR


This performance evaluation using Case Study design and qualitative methods focused on the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research’s (NIWA) Challenge Fund (CF) Drought Risk Visualization Toolkit (DRVT) project in Solomon Islands, Samoa and Fiji. It addressed the following four theory-based evaluation questions:

  1. To what extent is NIWA achieving CF logic model results at the outcome and purpose levels in Solomon Islands, Samoa and Fiji? (Please note that these results refer to access and use of the toolkit.)

14 Jul 2017 description


Greetings from the PEBACC Project office in Honiara, Solomon Islands!

On behalf of the PEBACC team, I am pleased to introduce you to another edition of the PEBACC newsletter.

14 Jul 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Vanuatu 

Other updates


13 Jul 2017 description


in the month of June, the Pacific was in the spotlight at the highlevel UN Conference to Support the implementation of Sustainable development Goal 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development), demonstrating global leadership on ocean issues with Fiji and Sweden serving as co-chairs of the meeting.

12 Jul 2017 description

Bangkok, Thailand – Six years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of Japan has committed funding to UNDP to improve disaster risk information and carry out tsunami-awareness programmes in schools across the Asia-Pacific region. ­­­­

10 Jul 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) On Jan. 28, 2017, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook the western region of the Solomon Islands, leaving houses destroyed and affecting Salesian programs. Earthquakes of such magnitude are common in the region, which sits on what is known as the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a hot spot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates. In Nila (Shortland Islands), the Salesian kindergarten and local water system were completely destroyed. Salesian missionaries are currently seeking funding to rebuild their programs and help the local community.

05 Jul 2017 description


Today’s global challenges continue to grow. We currently have five ongoing emergencies ranked at the highest level of operational complexity and urgency in Iraq, Nigeria, South Sudan, in the Syria region and Yemen. While the majority of these are conflict emergencies, the frequency of natural disasters is also on the rise – with Cyclone Winston hitting Fiji in February 2016 and Hurricane Matthew striking Haiti last October. The need to strengthen preparedness and resilience is becoming more and more critical.

03 Jul 2017 description

The Solomon Islands police commissioner says he will not tolerate any brutality in his force and has called on the public to report any grievances to his office.

Read the full story on Radio New Zealand International.

02 Jul 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Vanuatu 
  • Influenza-like illness: Nauru, Marshall Islands
  • Diarrhoea: Fiji, Nauru
  • Prolonged fever: Solomon Islands, French Polynesia, Vanuatu

Other updates


01 Jul 2017 description

This final report provides an overview of the progress made throughout the operation which concluded on 28 February 2017. An allocation of CHF 78,771 was made from the IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 1 November 2016 to support the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society in delivering immediate humanitarian assistance, of which CHF 70,106 has been utilized. The balance of CHF 8,665 will be returned to DREF.

28 Jun 2017 description

Victims of Solomon Islands' worst flood disaster three years ago are still living in makeshift housing, without safe drinking water or electricity.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

27 Jun 2017 description

The prime minister of Solomon Islands says the country's partnership with the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) is a Pacific success story.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

25 Jun 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Nauru, Kiribati
  • Influenza-like illness: French Polynesia

Other updates


  • French Polynesia: Influenza B identified by the Institut Louis Malarde, French Polynesia, as the cause of the increase in the number of ILI cases on all archipelagos..

Influenza A (H7N9) virus

19 Jun 2017 description
report UN Security Council


19 June 2017
Security Council
7976th Meeting (AM)

Building upon the progress it had made in 2016, the Peacebuilding Commission would now seek to review its working methods to enhance efficiency and flexibility, the Security Council heard today in its regular briefing on the intergovernmental advisory body’s work.