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08 Feb 2016 description

San Salvador, 03 de febrero de 2016.Antes que la Organización Mundial de la Salud ( OMS) declarara emergencia de salud pública de importancia internacional, El Salvador ya había declarado, el pasado 11 de enero, una Alerta Nacional contra el zancudo Aedes aegypti que permitió la activación temprana de 253 Comisiones Municipales de Protección Civil y 9 que progresivamente se han ido incorporando al trabajo intersectorial.

07 Feb 2016 description
report Redhum

El Salvador, 06 de Febrero 2016
Fuente: Diario Co Latino

José Vicente Coto, quien está al frente de la Dirección Nacional de Medicamentos (DNM), anunció que El Salvador es el cuarto país a nivel mundial en autorizar la primera vacuna contra el virus del dengue.

06 Feb 2016 description
report AmeriCares

AmeriCares is on the frontlines of the Zika crisis, caring for patients with suspected infections and providing education on how to prevent the disease. Clinicians at the AmeriCares Family Clinic in El Salvador are diagnosing suspected Zika infections and providing ultrasounds to pregnant patients concerned about the health of their unborn babies.

05 Feb 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • An Emergency Committee was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) on 1 February 2016. Following the advice of the Committee, the Director-General announced the recent cluster of microcephaly and other neurologic disorders reported in Brazil to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

05 Feb 2016 description

Introduction

This document outlines the strategy of the Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) for the enhancement of technical cooperation to Member States in light of the rapid regional dissemination of Zika virus since November 2015. This technical cooperation builds on ongoing efforts to strengthen the detection, prevention, and response to arboviral illnesses.

Background

05 Feb 2016 description

The El Niño global climatic event has had a devastating impact on millions of people across the globe in 2015 and 2016. East Africa, Southern Africa, the Pacific Islands, South East Asia and Central America will continue to be at risk of extreme weather, including below-normal rains and flooding. The humanitarian fallout in certain areas includes increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; and forced displacement.

05 Feb 2016 description

Para controlar el brote El Salvador aplica un método que consiste en entregar peces zambos a las familias que almacenan agua para que estos se coman las larvas

El Salvador aplica un método alternativo para combatir el brote de zika, mediante el empleo de peces zambos.

Consiste en la entrega de esa especie a las familias que almacenan agua en tanques, guacales o barriles, pues se alimenta de las larvas de los mosquitos y así evitan que se conviertan en zancudos adultos.

05 Feb 2016 description

Crisis overview

The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean is most affecting Brazil, with over one million cases estimated. Colombia reports over 18,000 confirmed and 2,000 suspected cases and anticipates over 650,000. El Salvador reports over 6,000 suspected cases. Venezuela reports over 4,500 confirmed cases, however unofficial estimates are thought to be as high as 400,000 (AFP 30/01/2016; AFP 01/02/2016; AP 29/01/2016).

05 Feb 2016 description
report Redhum

Costa Rica, 04 de Febrero 2016

Fuente: Periódico La Nación

El segundo grupo de migrantes cubanos que viajará a Estados Unidos saldrá esta noche desde el aeropuerto de Liberia rumbo al El Salvador.

En esta ocasión viajarán 184 personas, de las cuales 75 son niños que vienen de los albergues de La Cruz en Guanacaste.

04 Feb 2016 description
  • Terminó reubicación de migrantes en centros educativos.

  • Hoy parte otro grupo de 184 personas hacia El Salvador.

03 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

As per the 2012–2016 Country Strategy, WFP supports the development of sustainable government run social protection programmes, nutrition oriented interventions, and restores food security and livelihoods through assistance to vulnerable groups affected by recurrent natural disasters.