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04 Apr 2018 description

The Cassidy Airport Meteorological Station in Kiritimati Island was officially opened today by His Excellency the Honourable President Taneti Maamau, alongside Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP) Project Manager Mr Taito Nakalevu.

22 Feb 2017 description

SUMMARY STATEMENT

  • Season: Kiribati is currently in Wet season, AU MEANG (Nov-April).

  • ENSO Status: Neutral

  • Drought Highlights based on rainfall records:

    • Butaritari , Beru and Kirimati were in drought for the 3 and 6 months while Butaritari remains in drought for the 12 month.

    • Tarawa, and Kanton were in warnings for 3 month and 6 month except Kanton currently in watch for 6 month.

16 Jan 2017 description

SUMMARY STATEMENT

  • Season: Kiribati is currently in Wet season, AU MEANG (Nov-April).

  • ENSO Status: In Neutral.

Drought Highlights:

  • Rainfall records show that Butaritari,Beru and Kiritimati are in drought for the 3 months period (affects crops and rainwater tanks) and 6 month periods (affects household wells). Butaritari is also in drought for the12 months period which can affect ground water lens in wells at households.

22 Dec 2016 description

SUMMARY STATEMENT

  • Season: Kiribati is currently in Wet season, AU MEANG (Nov-April).

  • ENSO Status: Remains in Neutral Phase

  • Drought Highlights:

    • Rainfall records show that Butaritari, Beru and Kiritimati are in drought for the 3 months period (affects crops and rainwater tanks). Butaritari and Kiritimati are also in drought for the 6 months period (affects household wells). Butaritari is also in drought for 12 month which can affect water lens.

28 Feb 2016 description

The Monthly Bulletin of Health Statistics is a comprehensive report which gives monthly information of the health sector in Republic of Kiribati.

The Bulletin presents information on four major areas, morbidity, mortality, resource availability and provision of services. The information has been revised and brought up to date to reflect, as far as possible the situation during 1st January to 29th February 2016.

31 Jan 2016 description

The Monthly Bulletin of Health Statistics is a comprehensive report which gives monthly information of the health sector in Republic of Kiribati.

The Bulletin presents information on four major areas, morbidity, mortality, resource availability and provision of services. The information has been revised and brought up to date to reflect, as far as possible the situation during 1st January to 31st January 2016.

31 Dec 2015 description

1. General Information

Country Background

Kiribati officially the Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation in the Central Pacific ocean. The nation comprises 33 atolls and reef islands and one raised coral island, Banaba. They have a total land area of 811 square kilometers and are dispersed over 3.5 million square kilometers.
Their spread straddles the equator and the International Date Line (Figure 1).

10 Feb 2015 description

OVERVIEW

ILI cases are still on going. Acute Fever & rash are also included in the line listing.

  • ILI type A has been found by the Laboratory department

  • Contact Tracing had been done by EH department: 7 AFR cases; 5 cases referred to Laboratory and 1 Positive case of Chikungunya 24 male from Taborio was found.

09 Feb 2015 description

The objective of the Kiribati Adaptation Program Phase III (KAPIII) is to ‘Improve the resilience of Kiribati to the impacts of climate change on freshwater supply and coastal infrastructure’. One of the infrastructure projects funded under KAPIII is the construction of rainwater harvesting systems on North Tarawa.

06 Feb 2015 description

A $ 23 million Euro commitment was just signed between the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica and President of Kiribati, His Excellency Anote Tong in Brussels.

The funding will help to improve economic opportunities and livelihoods in Kiribati by developing Kiritimati, thereby also helping to alleviate growing climate change threats affecting the main island Tarawa as well as poverty. It includes supportive measures such as enhancing administrative capacities and boosting civil society organizations.

02 Oct 2014 description

OVERVIEW

Diarrhoea & Vomiting Outbreak started on the 6/09/2014 to date. Media awareness already started when the outbreak started last week. All clinics been notified to do their linelisting as well as their advise on home hygiene.

78.6 (11/14) stool specimens tested and confirmed with Rota Virus positive from TCH laboratory. 21% tested negative.

43% cases reported having diarrhoea

83.2% are mostly Children < 5 yrs old affected.

2 deaths been reported from Betio hospital

24 Sep 2014 description

OVERVIEW

Diarrhoea & Vomiting Outbreak started on the 6/09/2014 and officially declared on the 11/09/2014.

No further tests done by lab to rule out rota virus but still continue doing routine tests for other pathogens.

43% cases reported having diarrhoea 83.2% are mostly Children < 5 yrs old affected.

4 (2 Betio hospital & 2 Paed Ward TCH)deaths been reported

02 Sep 2014 description

Executive Summary

Background

The Republic of Kiribati is made up of three main island groups:The Gilbert, Phoenix and Line Islands and one isolated raised limestone island, Banaba (Ocean Island).The groups of islands contain 33 scattered atoll islands, dispersed over 3.5 million square kilometers in the central Pacific Ocean.The three main island groups stretch over 800 kilometers from north to south and over 3,210 kilometers from east to west.

08 Jan 2014 description

This document sets out a 3 year plan for urgent and immediate actions in the Republic of Kiribati to begin  work in adapting to climate change. These actions forming the project profiles are developed through the  NAPA process.

08 Jan 2014 description

An act to provide for the organisation and management which is necessary to ensure mitigation of  preparedness for, response to and recovery from disaster in Kiribati  

07 Jan 2014 description

The Kiribati Adaptation Program (KAP) aims to reduce Kiribati’s vulnerability to climate change, climate variability and sea level rise by raising awareness of climate change, assessing and protecting available water resources and managing inundation.

KAP is a project of the Office of the President, Government of Kiribati and consists of three phases, running from 2003 to 2016:

Phase I: Preparation (2003-2005)

02 Jan 2014 description

The Office of Te Beretitenti (OB) through the Kiribati Meteorological Service (KMS) in partnership with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) through Climate and Ocean Support Program for Pacific (COSPPac) held a Kiribati Climate and Communication Workshop from November 18-22.

Together with the KMS climate section, the team delivered climate services stakeholder workshops and staff skills trainings. These sessions aimed to: