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22 Dec 2009 description

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Summary

- In North America, acute respiratory disease activity continued to decrease and is lower than expected in some areas

- In the Caribbean, all countries reported unchanged and decreasing trends in acute respiratory disease, except Barbados, which reported an increasing trend

- Central America reported decreasing or unchanged …

17 Dec 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/January/2009 30/June/2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: Support the seven National Societies in the Central America and Mexico region, ensuring closer work with the National Societies, to effectively implement the Inter-American Plan 2007-2011.

Programme(s) summary: During this reporting period, the regional Disaster Risk Reduction programme has seen the implementation and updating of the Well Prepared National Society diagnosis, having now a total of six National Societies with current diagnostics, as well as an updated regional diagnostic.

16 Dec 2009 description

Se activarán en caso de ser necesario en coordinación con dependencias estatales

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.- Con el objetivo de salvaguardar a la población ante el descenso de temperatura y la presencia de lluvias que puedan registrase, provocadas por la ocurrencia de los frentes fríos de la temporada invernal, el Instituto de Protección Civil para el Manejo Integral de Riesgos de Desastres informó que se encuentran listos 710 albergues en el estado.

El director de Administración de Emergencias del Instituto de Protección Civil, Alfredo Chan Chim, destacó que en el estado hay un …

14 Dec 2009 description

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Summary

- In North America, acute respiratory disease activity continued to decrease and is lower than expected in some areas

- In the Caribbean, unchanged and decreasing trends in acute respiratory disease were reported

- Central America reported decreasing or unchanged trends in acute respiratory disease

- South America …

14 Dec 2009 description

En gira de trabajo, el gobernador recorrió la infraestructura destruida a causa de la inundación del año pasado

EMILIANO ZAPATA, Tab., 14 de diciembre.

Supervisa AGM obras de rehabilitación.

Asimismo, inauguró obras de pavimentación a base de concreto hidráulico en la colonia Ganadera de la cabecera.

El gobernador Andrés Granier Melo supervisó en este municipio los trabajos de rehabilitación del malecón denominado Balcón del Usumacinta, el cual fue destruido en su totalidad por la inundación de 2008.

Acompañado por el alcalde Jorge Luis González Marín, y el secretario de …

11 Dec 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2009 to 30/06/2009

In brief

Programme purpose: The Federation secretariat in the Americas Zone seeks to provide all possible and relevant support to the 35 Red Cross Societies of the Americas with the aim of increasing their capacities, skills and tools; to assist them in reaching a greater number of people living in conditions of high vulnerability and risk; to enhance their work in strengthening community resilience, as well as to be present where and when needs are greatest and the Red Cross can make a difference.

The Americas Zone Office …

01 Dec 2009 description

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Update

- In North America, acute respiratory disease activity remained above what is expected for this time of year; however, overall trends in acute respiratory disease are decreasing

- In the Caribbean, variable trends in acute respiratory disease are being reported

- Central America reported decreasing or unchanged trends in …

01 Dec 2009 description

Tegucigalpa M.D.C., 01 de diciembre de 2009.

01 Dec 2009 description

El Sistema Estatal de Protección Civil presentó el informe general de afectaciones provocadas en esa región por el frente frío No.

26 Nov 2009 description

GLIDE n°EP-2009-000249-MEX

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

25 Nov 2009 description
report World Bank

More than 10 million Mexicans will be vaccinated against the H1N1 virus

Press Release No:2010/165/LAC

WASHINGTON, DC, November 24, 2009 - The World Bank (WB) Board of Executive Directors approved today a $US491 million loan for influenza virus prevention and control in Mexico. The loan seeks to improve the Mexican health care system's ability to monitor the propagation of the different influenza viruses and control epidemic waves.

The capacity to monitor the propagation of these viruses depends on the robustness of the National Epidemiological Surveillance System (SINAVE).

24 Nov 2009 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, November 24, 2009 - The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved the following project:

IBRD Loan: US$491 million

Terms: Maturity = 18 years; Grace Period = N/A

Project ID: P116965

Project Description: The Influenza Prevention and Control Project for Mexico aims to finance the costs associated with the Mexican Government's effort to monitor and control the A/H1N1 influenza epidemic, which originated in Mexico in March of this year and has occasioned more than 350 fatalities in the country.

24 Nov 2009 description
report World Bank

Comunicado de prensa Nº:2010/165/LAC

WASHINGTON, DC, 24 de noviembre de 2009 - La Junta de Directores del Banco Mundial (BM) aprobó hoy un préstamo por $US491 millones para la prevención y control de la influenza en México. El préstamo busca mejorar el desempeño del sistema de salud mexicano para monitorear la propagación de los diferentes virus de influenza y controlar las olas epidémicas.

La capacidad de monitorear la propagación de dichos virus recae en la fortaleza del Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiológica (SINAVE).

24 Nov 2009 description

SILVER SPRING, Md. - A devastating cold front hit Mexico's Gulf Coast in early November, bringing freezing wind, rains, and triggering severe flooding that forced tens of thousands of people from their homes. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is responding to the disaster, distributing emergency food supplies among survivors, the agency reports.

"Although the weather has improved and flood waters are nearly completely gone, the situation for thousands of families remains critical," said Rafael Garcia, country director for ADRA Mexico.

23 Nov 2009 description

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Summary

- Respiratory illness activity remained above what is expected for this time of year in Canada, Mexico, and the United States; in the United States, the proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza remained above the epidemic threshold

- The United States is investigating a possible cluster of four …