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28 May 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Palau
  • Diarrhoea: Niue, Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

Chikungunya outbreak is on-going in Cook Islands and Marshall Islands. Weekly number of cases in Kiribati has reduced significantly.

Cook Islands reports 33 cases, in the week to 24 May 2015. As of 27 May 2015 there have been 572 cases since November 2014.

Dengue

28 May 2015 description

More than 180 people have been killed in the Solomon Islands and over half the population affected in recent years by disasters such as droughts, earthquakes, floods and storms. As recently as 2014, severe flooding killed people and affected more than 50,000.The nation’s capital, Honiara, was worst hit with entire houses washed away and infrastructure damaged.

To address these challenges the Solomon Islands Government is committed to the better integration of climate change and disaster risk management (CCDRM) into broader socio-economic development processes.

27 May 2015 description

• Malaria is a microscopic parasite that can be passed to humans through a mosquito bite.

• The number of mosquitos and spread of malaria are seasonal, and depend on local climate conditions.

• Rainfall plays an important role in creating the conditions that support the spread of malaria.

25 May 2015 description

NEPAL

Following the 7.8M earthquake which struck on 25 Apr and the 7.3M earthquake on 12 May, a total of 8,631 people are confirmed dead, with 14 bodies still unidentified. Nearly 460 health facilities are destroyed. Over 25,000 classrooms collapsed while an additional 10,000 require repair. 456 health facilities destroyed 25,000 classrooms destroyed The monsoon rains are expected to arrive in two weeks, further complicating relief efforts by blocking access routes and exposing over 760,000 families with damaged or destroyed homes to heavy rainfall.1

21 May 2015 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été identifiés:

• Fièvre éruptive: Palau

• Diarrhée: Niue, Tonga

• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Une épidémie de Chikungunya est en cours dans les îles Cook et les îles Marshall. Le nombre hebdomadaire des cas à Kiribati a réduit de manière significative.

• Les îles Cook rapportent 38 cas, dans la semaine s’achevant le 17 mai 2015. Au 20 mai 2015, il y a eu 539 cas depuis novembre 2014.

21 May 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:
- Acute Fever and Rash: Palau
- Diarrhoea: Niue, Tonga
- Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:*

Chikungunya

  • Chikungunya outbreak is on-going in Cook Islands and Marshall Islands. Weekly number of cases in Kiribati has reduced significantly.

  • Cook Islands reports 38 cases, in the week to 17 May 2015. As of 20 May 2015 there have been 539 cases since November 2014.

21 May 2015 description

Lami, Fiji – Achievements and challenges over the past five years with addressing climate protection through conserving forests in the Pacific region are being reviewed in Fiji this week.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) are hosting a workshop to evaluate a major project called Climate Protection through Forest Conservation, ahead of the launch of a new phase.

15 May 2015 description

Summary:

Tropical Cyclone Pam slammed Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, on Friday 13 March 2015, with Category V strength – the highest level rating for a severe tropical cyclone. The eye of the cyclone passed 25 km south-west of Tanna, Vanuatu’s southernmost province, with winds reaching an estimated speed of 250 kph. The Government of Vanuatu has issued a formal appeal for international assistance.

15 May 2015 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été identifiés:

  • Diarrhée: Niue, Tonga  
  • Syndrome grippal: Nauru  
  • Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Diarrhée:

  • Il y a une flambée continue à Kiribati. En date du 12 mai, il y a eu 308 cas, dont trois décès chez les enfants, depuis le 25 avril 2015. La majorité des cas sont en moins de 5 ans.

Chikungunya

14 May 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Niue, Tonga
· Influenza-like illness: Nauru
· Prolonged Fever: Tonga Other updates:

Diarrhoea:

· There is an outbreak ongoing in Kiribati. As of 12 May there have been 308 cases, including three deaths in children, since 25 April 2015. Majority of the cases are in under 5 year olds.

Chikungunya

11 May 2015 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été identifiés:

• Fièvre éruptive: Nauru
• Syndrome grippal: Nauru
• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Une épidémie de Chikungunya est en cours dans les îles Cook et les îles Marshall. Le nombre hebdomadaire de cas dans les Samoa américaines, Kiribati et Samoa a réduit de manière significative.

08 May 2015 description

(Solomon Islands) – Communities in Santa Cruz Island, in the remote Solomon Islands province Temotu, are combining their farming resources to ensure they have enough food during a disaster time.

Eight communities with already-established risk-resilient agricultural training and research plots – known as Knowledge Hubs – are joining forces to create a ‘Super’ Knowledge Hub, to better share risk-resilient food crops and information on climate and disaster resilient agriculture.

08 May 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Nauru

· Influenza-like illness: Nauru

· Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

· Chikungunya outbreak is on-going in Cook Islands and Marshall Islands. Weekly number of cases in American Samoa, Kiribati and Samoa has reduced significantly.