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13 Nov 2018 description

Faits marquants intervenus depuis la diffusion de la carte précédente sur PacNet, le 5 novembre 2018 :

Vanuatu : L’épidémie d’oreillons a été déclarée éteinte.. ‒ Source: communication personnelle avec les autorités sanitaires le 9 novembre 2018. ‒ L’alerte ne figure plus sur la carte.

Autres informations utiles (cas importés/personnes ayant séjourné dans un ou plusieurs États et Territoires insulaires océaniens) :

12 Nov 2018 description

Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 5 November 2018

The mumps outbreak in Vanuatu has been declared over. – Source: personal communication with country officials on 9 November 2018. – The alert has been removed from the map.

Additional information of relevance (e.g. imported cases with travel history to Pacific Island countries and territories):

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

07 Nov 2018 description

Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 29 October 2018

  • The DEN-2 outbreak in New Caledonia has been declared over. – Source: Bulletin Épidémiologique and personal communication with country officials, Direction des Affaires Sanitaires et Sociales de Nouvelle-Calédonie, 5 November 2018. – The alert has been removed from the map.

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

22 Oct 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 86 security incidents affecting aid delivery in seven countries in the Pacific region between January 2017 and March 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).

19 Oct 2018 description

A flood alert has been issued for low lying areas in Fiji and disaster authorities are advising people to be prepared with heavy rain forecast across the country.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

17 Oct 2018 description

The need to accelerate climate change adaptation and improve multi-hazard early warning systems to increase resilience to extreme weather took centre-stage at WMO’s Regional Association for Asia and the Pacific (RAV), hosted by Tonga from 15-17 October.

17 Oct 2018 description

Pacific countries presented the status of progress in the development of their early warning systems as part of a three-year project entitled “Strengthening Hydro-meteorological and Early Warning Services in the Pacific”.

Representatives from Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu provided updates at a session in Tonga on progress and priorities.

16 Oct 2018 description

Warmer temperatures and increased rainfall can pose threats to our livelihoods and health by impacting the quality of water we drink, the food we consume, and the weather we experience.

But there are also vector-borne diseases (carried by mosquitoes and other insects), and water-borne bacteria and viruses, that become prevalent during periods of high and low rainfall, which pose great health risks to local populations. For example, increased risks of contracting dengue fever, chikungunya, malaria, and other diseases.

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

09 Oct 2018 description

Faits marquants intervenus depuis la diffusion de la carte précédente sur PacNet, le 1 octobre 2018 :

  • Tonga : L’épidémie de dengue de type 2 a été déclarée éteinte.. ‒ Source: communication personnelle avec les autorités sanitaires le 8 octobre 2018. ‒ L’alerte ne figure plus sur la carte.

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

04 Oct 2018 description
report Caritas

The Caritas State of the Environment for Oceania Report: Waters of Life, Oceans of Mercy - Releases today

Climate action should prioritise the poor – Caritas Report

In its fifth environment report for Oceania, Caritas has called for an integrated approach to tackling climate change that prioritises the needs of the poor. The call comes ahead of the release of a Special Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

03 Oct 2018 description

From the editors

In her Foreword to this issue of FMR, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, poses the question: Where do we go from here?