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08 Dec 2017 description

A parliamentary select committee in New Zealand has heard that $US2-million dollars in aid for Manus Island refugees could also benefit the island's hospital.

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02 Dec 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 26 November - 2 December 2017 and includes updates on influenza, plague, monkeypox, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue and Zika.

01 Dec 2017 description

There have not been any syndromes flagged for the reporting week 47.

Other updates

Dengue

A dengue outbreak is ongoing in Wallis and Futuna. Clean up of communities to eradicate mosquito breeding sites is ongoing. As of 6 November there have been 7 confirmed cases, of which two have had dengue serotype-1 identified. Source: Health Agency Wallis and Futuna There is an ongoing dengue-serotype 2 outbreak in Samoa

Mumps

29 Nov 2017 description

One of the key humanitarian concerns for many migrants in the Asia Pacific region is the ability to live and work in safe and healthy conditions and to enjoy access to health services and expect health outcomes similar to those of the rest of the population.

27 Nov 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji, French Polynesia

Other updates

Dengue

  • A dengue serotype-2 outbreak is ongoing in Samoa. Clean up of communities to eradicate mosquito breeding sites is ongoing. Source: Samoa Ministry of Health.
22 Nov 2017 description

WELLINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - New Zealand and Australia have begun talks about screening procedures for asylum seekers holding out in a Papua New Guinea detention centre, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, amid reports of worsening health conditions there.

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21 Nov 2017 description

Refugees occupying the former detention centre on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island have called on Australia to accept New Zealand's resettlement offer.

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20 Nov 2017 description

Resettlement Figures 2005-2017

  • Total number of submissions: 134,142

  • Total number of departures: 107,885

17 Nov 2017 description

Rt Hon Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister of **New Zealand** and Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that New Zealand has earmarked US$2.5 million to support agricultural development and food security in **Mindanao**. The New Zealand assistance will fund a project that is expected to reach at least 3 000 farming families in Maguindanao and Cotabato provinces.

17 Nov 2017 description

Mei Heron, Political Reporter

New Zealand's offer to take Manus Island and Nauru refugees is unaffected by allegations in Australian media of sex with underage girls, the government says.

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15 Nov 2017 description

New Zealand will give Papua New Guinea and aid agencies up to $3 million to help care for Manus Island refugees.

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10 Nov 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Vanuatu

  • Diarrhoea: Cook Islands, Vanuatu

  • Influenza-like illness: Vanuatu

Other updates

Influenza:

  • French Polynesia: Increase number of cases reported, Influenza A (H3N2) has been identified by the Institut Louis Malarde, French Polynesia. Source: French Polynesia Ministry of Health.

Dengue:

08 Nov 2017 description

WMO report highlights impacts on human safety, well-being and environment

6 November 2017 (WMO) - It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains below average and previously stable Antarctic sea ice extent was at or near a record low.

06 Nov 2017 description

Un rapport de l'OMM met en évidence les répercussions sur la santé humaine, la qualité de vie et l'environnement

03 Nov 2017 description

Week 43, ending 29 October 2017

The following syndrome was flagged this week.

Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji, French Polynesia

Updates

Mumps Ongoing outbreaks in Vanuatu and Pohnpei and Kosrae,state (FSM).

03 Nov 2017 description
report Caritas Australia

“My country is in peril from rising seas so I am here to appeal for urgent climate action, otherwise we will lose our homes. Kiribati is going under water,” said Eri Aram.

Eri, a 28-year old father of three from Kiribati, is in Australia this week to tell the story of his country. He will then attend the UN climate summit in Germany to ensure his people are given a voice in determining future climate policy.

For Eri, forced relocation as a result of climate change is a very real and grim prospect.

03 Nov 2017 description

This is one of the outcomes of the project "Building response capacity, recovery and adaptation to disaster risks and climate for men and women" (RADCC) in Ben Tre province.

The project funded by the New Zealand Agency for International Development via the Oxfam Foundation. The total capital disbursed was over 60.8 billion.

The project will be implemented from December 2012 to October 2017. 15 communes in three coastal districts of Ba Tri, Binh Dai and Thanh Phu will benefit from the project.

03 Nov 2017 description

Refugees on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island are begging the New Zealand prime minister for help.

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01 Nov 2017 description

New Zealand and Australia are assisting with the delivery of relief supplies to communities affected by volcanic activity in Solomon Islands.

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31 Oct 2017 description

The government will consider creating a new visa category for people displaced by climate change, the New Zealand Climate Change Minister James Shaw says.

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