The Fiji National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) introduced a new Mobile Emergency Operations Centre this week, providing the office with a valuable tool for community disaster awareness, improved communication between Emergency Operation Centres (EOC’s), and better response times.
The Mobile Emergency Operations Centre, valued at FJD 59,000, was made possible through the Pacific Community’s (SPC), Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP) Project, with funding support from the European Union.
In August 2016, a collaborative decision by members of the Fiji FSL Cluster resulted in the establishment of the FSL Technical Working Group and the development of a multi-agency recovery needs assessment for TC Winston impacted areas (for the four major Divisions) for the purposes of:
provide evidence based analysis of recovery needs in the food security and livelihoods sector
identifying specific groups and/or communities that are/maybe particularly vulnerable
Dengue fever :
Lesser Dengue cases have been confirmed in 2013 compared to the previous year for the same period. Positivity rates for Dengue this year is 42% out of all test requested. The western health division alone submitted over 900 samples for testing.