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08 Nov 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Federal States of Micronesia, French Polynesia

Other Update:

Invasive Meningococcal Disease

07 Nov 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: American Samoa, French Polynesia

Other Update:

Polio

  • PNG: Southern Highlands has reported the country's 19th polio case since June 2018 and 3 cases are pending confirmation. The case a 1-year-old male did not receive the polio emergency vaccination. Source: PROMED

Dengue

26 Oct 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), French Polynesia

  • Prolonged fever: FSM

Other Update:

Polio

11 Oct 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

• Acute Fever and Rash: Samoa

• Influenza-like illness: Northern Marianna Islands

Other Update:

Invasive Meningococcal Disease

08 Oct 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Northern Mariana Is, Samoa
  • Dengue-like illness: French Polynesia, Palau

Other Updates:

Polio

28 Sep 2018 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, September 27, 2018 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$2.5 million grant to support the Republic of the Marshall Islands’ goal to strengthen resilience to natural hazards, including tropical cyclones and tsunamis, and its ability to respond quickly to disasters.

27 Sep 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Samoa

  • Influenza-like illness: Palau

  • Dengue-like illness: Samoa

Other Updates:

Dengue

21 Sep 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: American Samoa

  • Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other Updates:

Polio

13 Sep 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

• Acute Fever and Rash: Palau, FSM, Kiribati, Vanuatu, American Samoa

• Diarrhoea: Tokelau

Other Updates:

Polio

13 Sep 2018 description

By Roger Muller, Marshall Islands Red Cross Society

Marshall Islands Red Cross volunteers are working with the government to conduct a mass tuberculosis and leprosy screening in the North Pacific nation where it is estimated that one in four people are positive with tuberculosis.

Globally, the Marshall Islands ranks in the top ten countries with tuberculosis occurrence and top three for leprosy. While both diseases are infectious, they are both curable and screening is the first step for treatment.

10 Sep 2018 description

The Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT) is a network of humanitarian organizations that work together to assist the Pacific island countries prepare for and respond to disasters. During disasters, the PHT provides support to governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and communities in delivering a fast, effective and appropriate disaster response. Outside of disasters, the PHT works with the Pacific governments and partners to ensure that the necessary arrangements are in place to enable effective international support to nationally-led disaster response.

10 Sep 2018 description

The Country Preparedness Package (CPP) is a joint initiative by the Governments and the Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT). The CPP is intended to strengthen preparedness and collaboration between national and international actors in a disaster response. The CPP is developed and agreed with the national governments before a disaster. Throughout the process, national actors become more aware of the international tools and services and how they can be activated. This will enable a more ‘demand-driven’ response, tailored to the specific context.

06 Sep 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: CNMI, Fiji,Tonga

Other Updates:

Leptospirosis

  • Wallis and Futuna confirms 13 cases in since January 2018. For further details please refer to Patrick Lambruschini's PacNet post on 5 September 2018.

Dengue

30 Aug 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week: 

  • Acute Fever and Rash:  French Polynesia
  • Prolonged Fever: Fiji 

Other Updates:

Dengue

  • Ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreak in **American Samoa**. As of 25 August, 2018 there have been 1,085 confirmed cases since 1 November 2016;. The outbreak appears to be slowing down. For further details please refer to Aifili Tufa's PacNet post on 28 August 2018.

29 Aug 2018 description

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) has issued a Tsunami Threat for the following coasts, stating:

  • TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF FIJI... NEW CALEDONIA... AND VANUATU.

27 Aug 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week: 

  • Acute Fever and Rash:  Tonga, Northern Mariana Island  

Other Updates: 

Dengue

  • Ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreak in **Kiribati**. As of 16 August, 2018 there have been 1,778 cases since February 2018; including 217 hospitalised cases and two deaths in children. The outbreak appears to be slowing down.

Source: Dengue-like illness SitRep No 29, Ministry of Health and Medical Services. 

Polio 

16 Aug 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji, Kiribati, French Polynesia

Other Updates:

Dengue

  • Ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreak in Kiribati. As of 11 August, 2018 there have been 1,756 cases since February 2018; including 217 hospitalised cases and two deaths in children. The outbreak appears to be slowing down.

Source: Dengue-like illness SitRep No 28, Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

10 Aug 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: CNMI, Samoa, Kiribati, Niue

  • Prolonged Fever: Marshall Island

  • Diarrhoea: Marshal Island

  • Influenza like Illness: Tokelau

Other Updates:

Pertussis:

18 Jul 2018 description
report Pacific Community

Communities in the remote, drought prone, northern atolls of the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) are trialling new food security measures to increase the availability of local food crops, expand the use of drought resistant crop varieties, improve soil management practices, and establish nurseries.