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17 Aug 2018 description
report WaterAid

It has been the driest start to a summer in over 45 years in the UK. Yet, much of the country had water in reserve when it began, ensuring a continued safe supply for drinking and washing. Millions around the world are not that lucky: despite high rainfall, they go thirsty.

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.

14 Aug 2018 description

Faits marquants intervenus depuis la diffusion de la carte précédente sur PacNet, le 6 août 2018 :

14 Aug 2018 description

Australia's Federal Court has thrown out a government appeal, calling into question it's right to detain 1600 refugees on Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

14 Aug 2018 description

Highlights since the last map was sent on PacNet on 6 August 2018

14 Aug 2018 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 544K people affected

  • 270K people targeted

  • 5 provinces targeted

  • $62M funding required

SITUATION OVERVIEW

14 Aug 2018 description

Efforts to help earthquake-affected communities rebuild their lives in Papua New Guinea's Highlands region are in full swing.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

14 Aug 2018 description

A refugee on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island has mounted a protest against four companies providing services to about 600 men exiled there by Australia.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

14 Aug 2018 description

Another case of polio has been reported in Papua New Guinea, this time in the Eastern Highlands province.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

13 Aug 2018 description

Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific Journalist

"We have no home, our village is devastated, therefore I have to move my people to other location."

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

12 Aug 2018 description

The deputy provincial administrator of Hela in Papua New Guinea says the local law and order has improved in the past couple of months.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

12 Aug 2018 description

Children in 9 provinces to be reached in August; nationwide in September and October

9 AUGUST 2018, PORT MORESBY - Almost 300 000 children under the age of 5 in Morobe, Madang and Eastern Highlands Provinces were vaccinated in the first round of the polio campaign in Papua New Guinea.

10 Aug 2018 description

In Papua New Guinea, a third case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) has been confirmed, from a newly-infected province (Enga province). Emergency outbreak response is being enhanced and reviewed, including to potentially expand vaccination geographically. More information is available here. and in the ‘Papua New Guinea’ section below.

10 Aug 2018 description

Department of Health and WHO conducting joint field investigation following confirmation of case in another province

6 AUGUST 2018, PORT MORESBY - The National Department of Health of Papua New Guinea (NDOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) today announced a case of polio in a 3-year old boy from Mulitaka, Laigam District in Enga Province. The case is the third in the country, following confirmation of two cases from Lae, Morobe Province in June and July 2018.

10 Aug 2018 description

Refugees receiving medical treatment in Papua New Guinea are no longer provided with interpreters, a Kurdish refugee says.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

10 Aug 2018 description

By Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific Journalist

Communities affected by February's major earthquake in Papua New Guinea's Highlands region are getting little help from government, according to a local Catholic Bishop.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

07 Aug 2018 description

There is growing concern over the presence of polio in Papua New Guinea, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

06 Aug 2018 description
  • In the Democratic Republic of Congo, provincial governors at a high-level emergency meeting signed the ‘Kinshasa Declaration for Polio Eradication’, committing to providing the necessary oversight, accountability and resources to urgently improve quality of outbreak response.

31 Jul 2018 description
report The Guardian

Undernutrition in under fives causes damage that has an impact throughout their lives – a legacy that is borne by nearly 50% of the nation’s children

Spiderman is coiled for action across three-year-old Samuel’s bloated tummy. But the boy under the superhero T-shirt is floppy with lethargy. He mutely eyes the doctor from his aunt Margaret’s lap and clutches a half-eaten frankfurter in one grubby hand.