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20 Sep 2019 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Samoa

Other updates:

Dengue

  • French Polynesia: From week 6 to week 36, there have been 832 autochthonous cases and two imported DENV-2 cases as well as 277 DENV-1 cases reported. In week 35 and 36, 254 DENV-2 cases were reported, which is a marked increase compared to previous two weeks. [Source: MoH]

13 Sep 2019 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Samoa, Marshall Islands, Northern Marianna Islands

Other updates:

Dengue

  • In a press release on 12 September 2019, the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services confirmed the first case of dengue fever-dengue serotype-3. This is the first locally acquired dengue case detected and reported on Guam in the last 75 years. [Source: Guam Dept of Health and Social Services].

10 Sep 2019 description

by Tricia Wilden, Climate Centre, Suva Fiji

Disaster managers from 13 Pacific National Societies met in Nadi, Fiji at the end of last month to discuss priorities for building resilience and strengthening disaster preparedness, response and recovery, including preparing for the 2019–20 cyclone season and reviewing the current status of El Niño.

A consensus emerged over the “value of reliable climate information from national meteorological services in reducing risk for people and communities vulnerable to extreme or deficient rainfall,” one participant said.

10 Sep 2019 description

Police in Solomon Islands are responding to a landslide which happened this morning in the western provincial capital of Gizo.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

06 Sep 2019 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

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

Other updates:

Dengue

  • French Polynesia: Ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreak. As of 2 September there have been 580 cases autochthonous cases and 2 imported cases since the beginning of the outbreak.

[Source: Surveillance bulletin for Epi week 33 & 34 shared on PacNet on 5 September 2019]

Measles

03 Sep 2019 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Northern Marianna Islands

Other updates:

Dengue

27 Aug 2019 description
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23 Aug 2019 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

  • Fièvre éruptive : Fidji, Îles Mariannes du Nord

Autres relevés :

Dengue

23 Aug 2019 description

NADI, Fiji, 23 August, 2019: Parliamentarians from 20 Asian and Pacific nations delivered a clear message yesterday, naming the climate crisis as one of the region's most critical threats to human health.

20 Aug 2019 description
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The map is regularly updated by SPC’s Public Health Division. For further information, please contact FocalPointPPHSN-CB@spc.int.

16 Aug 2019 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Palau

  • Dengue-like illness: Tuvalu

Other updates:

Dengue

  • On 6 August 2019, the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) declared a State of Health Emergency due to dengue outbreak on Ebeye island. There have been 9 confirmed dengue serotype-3 and 103 probable cases as of 9 August in Ebeye. [Source: MoH]

13 Aug 2019 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Palau

Other updates:

Dengue

· On 6 August 2019, the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) declared a State of Health Emergency due to dengue outbreak on Ebeye island. There has been one confirmed dengue serotype-3 and 22 probable cases on 1 August in Ebeye.

The last dengue outbreak (serotype-4) on RMI was in 2011, where there were 1,603 cases; including 867 laboratory confirmed cases. [Source: RMI Ministry of Health]

Measles

13 Aug 2019 description

Joint media release

  • The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister

  • Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • The Hon Alex Hawke MP, Minister for International Development and the Pacific

The Morrison Government is stepping up its renewable energy investment and climate and disaster resilience support in the Pacific by partnering with our nearest neighbours to protect their security and livelihoods.

09 Aug 2019 description

BY LEANNEM

8 August 2019, Apia, Samoa - According to Solomon Islands' Meteorological Service (SIMS) Director David Hiba, the SIMS faces infrastructure challenges and the ongoing risk of tsunamis hitting Solomon Islands.

Mr. Hiba said the SIMS had expanded its network of seismographic equipment and tsunami detection in recent years. Further, work on tsunami inundation modelling for populated areas is to be done with Taiwan National University.

01 Aug 2019 description
  • 20 times the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM) provided environmental expertise to the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) since 2014.

  • EUCPM prepares and responds to environmental emergencies, including incidents that arise as secondary effects of disasters.

  • DG ECHO, operating through the EUCPM, is among JEU’s most important partners.

  • DG ECHO’s collaboration with the JEU has been constantly increasing during the past years, raising at a level of 80% of all JEU missions in 2018

01 Aug 2019 description
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Family support and early childhood education programmes improve Pacific Island students’ progress, PILNA 2018 report affirms

29 Jul 2019 description

Éléments nouveaux/faits marquants intervenus depuis la diffusion de la carte précédente sur PacNet, le 22 juillet 2019

Grippe

· La Direction de la santé de la Polynésie française a annoncé une épidémie de grippe B depuis la semaine 28 : 17 cas confirmés de grippe B ont été signalés au cours de cette même semaine.– Source : Bulletin de surveillance sanitaire en Polynésie française posté sur PacNet le 23/07/2019

28 Jul 2019 description

The following syndromes has been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Marshall Islands, Palau

· Dengue-like illness: Marshall Islands

Other updates:

Dengue

· There has been a constant decline in the weekly number of dengue-like illness and dengue confirmed (Dengue Duo Rapid Diagnostis Test positive) cases since the epi week 25 in Tuvalu. Febrile illness cases reported from the outer islands also show a decline in cases. [Source Dengue SitRep Epi week 30]

Measles

26 Jul 2019 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Samoa

  • Diarrhoea: Niue

  • Influenza-like illness: Tokelau

Other updates:

Dengue