Solomon Islands Flash Floods - Health Situation Report No. 5

Report
from World Health Organization
Published on 13 May 2014 View Original
  • An application has been prepared and submitted for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). This is a stand - by fund established by the United Nations to enable more timely and reliable humanitarian assistance to victims of disasters and complex emergencies.

  • Diarrhoea cases continue to increase in Honiara City Council (HCC) and Guadalcanal Province (GP) and influenza - like - illnesses (ILI) have increased in some areas of both HCC and GP.

  • Dengue mosquito surveys are being conducted in 15 high transmission areas of HCC and GP to help determine the effectiveness of current vector control measures as well as providing clues on the current endemic vector/disease dynamic .

  • The National Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Services is preparing to launch a Measles campaign in HCC and GP .

  • A n additional 28 beds have been added to the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara over the past week, increasing the total bed capacity to 330 beds.