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04 Mar 2017 description

Lessons learned from Tropical Cyclone Winston



03 Mar 2017 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

Syndrome grippal : Niue, Îles Salomon

Autres relevés :


On note une augmentation du nombre de cas de dengue signalés aux Fidji et aux Samoa américaines. Le sérotype DEN-2 a été identifié dans les deux pays.

Nauru a déclaré l’état d’épidémie le 25 février 2017.

· Vanuatu : l’épidémie de dengue (sérotype DENV-2) se poursuit, avec 1 831 cas recensés au 2 mars 2017, dont 45 hospitalisations (depuis novembre 2016). Source : ministère de la Santé de Vanuatu.

02 Mar 2017 description


  • Joint FAO-WFP support to Fiji Food Security & Livelihoods Cluster to complete Tropical Cyclone Winston Recovery Needs & Vulnerability Assessment

  • Cluster support, such as (training, workshops and remote support) activities and plans proposed for Solomon Islands, Fiji, and Vanuatu

  • Joint WFP-UNDP-rPFSCsupport to Solomon Islands Rapid Sectoral Assessment and 72-hr assessment tool training for Makira earthquake response

02 Mar 2017 description

Fiji's Sodelpa party leader has called on the Prime Minister to admit the failure of the government's Help for Homes initiative that was supposed to assist those hardest hit by last year's Cyclone Winston.

Read the full story on Radio New Zealand International.

02 Mar 2017 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Influenza-like illness: Niue

Other updates:


· There is an increase in the number of dengue cases reported in Fiji and American Samoa, dengue serotype-2 has been identified in both countries.

· Nauru declared an outbreak on 25 February 2017.

· Vanuatu: dengue serotype-2 outbreak ongoing with 1,831 cases as of 2 March 2017, including 45 hospitalisations (since Nov 2016). Source: Vanuatu MoH

01 Mar 2017 description

The World Health Organisation says the latest dengue outbreaks suggest it is spreading across the Pacific.

Read the full story on Radio New Zealand International

28 Feb 2017 description

In 2016, the Surge Capacity Section (SCS) managed 144 deployments to 32 countries.

27 Feb 2017 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

  • Fièvre éruptive : Vanuatu

  • Diarrhée : Îles Marshall, États Fédérés de Micronésie Syndrome grippal : Niue Fièvre prolongée : Vanuatu

Autres relevés :


24 Feb 2017 description

The “Pacific Islands Meteorological Services in Action” Compendium which was compiled by SPREP-FINPAC Project in partnership with World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Climate and Oceans Support Programme for the Pacific (COSPPac) and Environment and Climate Change Canada is a result of a first “writeshop” for climate services in the Pacific.

23 Feb 2017 description

By Lauren Hayes, IFRC

Only a few days before Tropical Cyclone Winston tore across Fiji, Seru Sevutia was sitting in a disaster preparedness and response training session.

He knew the training would be useful for his work as a Red Cross volunteer, but he didn’t think he would have to put it into practice so soon.

“The training was that week. On Saturday, Winston came,” he says.

23 Feb 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Vanuatu

· Influenza-like illness: Niue

· Prolonged fever: Vanuatu

Other updates:


· Solomon Islands: As of 12 February 2017 there have been 10,498 cases across all ten (10) provinces since August 2016. A total of 2,917 rapid diagnostic tests (Dengue duo Standard Diagnostics) have been conducted from Week 33, 2016 to Week 6, 2017 and 1,276 (44%) were positive either NS1 or IgM.

23 Feb 2017 description
report CARE

Scraps of wood, broken bricks and sheets of corrugated iron are piled atop the foundations where family homes once stood.

Alumita, a mother of three girls, points to the spot in her former home where she huddled her children during the storm.

As the house was crumbling down around them, she used her own body to shelter her daughters. Heavy timber railings collapsed on her back causing injuries and pain that would burden her for weeks.

23 Feb 2017 description
  • Severe weather, including heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds, has been affecting several areas of the country over the past few days, causing floods.

  • Local media reported, as of 22 February at 0.00 UTC, that two people died on Viti Levu island.

  • Over the next 24 h, moderate to locally heavy rain may still affect most of the country, including the areas already affected.

22 Feb 2017 description
Fiji + 1 other
Visit to Fiji

I will visit Fiji from 19 to 21 February on the first anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Winston, which hit Fiji on 20 February 2016 and resulted in the tragic death of 44 Fijians.

During my visit, I will attend a formal commemoration service in Suva.

I will visit the Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) which, through the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), is growing seedlings to help communities recover from Tropical Cyclone Winston.

20 Feb 2017 description

Sally Round RNZI Journalist @RoundSally sally.round@radionz.co.nz

Trauma is still rife and life remains hard for many of the survivors of Cyclone Winston which hit Fiji a year ago.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

17 Feb 2017 description

Aucun syndrome n’a été signalé cette semaine.

Autres relevés :


· Îles Salomon : Entre le mois d’août 2016 et le 5 février 2017, 10 095 cas ont été déclarés dans l’ensemble des dix provinces du pays. Au total, 2 721 tests de diagnostic rapide ont été réalisés (diagnostic rapide classique Dengue Duo) entre la semaine 33 de 2016 et la semaine 5 de 2017, dont 1 178 (43 %) se sont révélés positifs (NS1 ou IgM).

17 Feb 2017 description

Suva / Kuala Lumpur, 17 February, 2017 – One year after Tropical Cyclone Winston struck Fiji, many survivors are still struggling to recover, says Fiji Red Cross. According to Red Cross Director General, Filipe Nainoca, significant progress has been made since the Category 5 cyclone hit on 20 February, 2016, but some people in the worst affected areas of the country are still living in tents or temporary shelters.