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14 Dec 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in K’Ser Doh Township, Mergui-Tavoy District during the period between June and September 2017, including healthcare, education, livelihoods, transportation and development.

  • Many villages, especially Karen villages in K’Ser Doh Township, Mergui-Tavoy District face a shortage of teachers so students’ education has been interrupted. Some villages have resolved this problem by internally recruiting new teachers; however, it is a challenge for villagers to pay the new teachers’ salaries.

14 Dec 2017 description

BANGKOK, 13th December 2017 (NNT) - The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has held a strategic seminar on insect-borne communicable disease prevention to promote healthy lifestyles in rural areas.

DDC Director-General Dr. Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai said during the recent seminar that Thailand has successfully implemented an insect-borne disease prevention program and completely eliminated elephantiasis from the country.

11 Dec 2017 description

Summary of the situation

Between October 2016 and September 2017, countries of the European Region reported 15,941 confirmed measles cases; 86% (n=13,712) of these cases were reported in 2017. In this period, the highest incidence was reported in Romania (252.4 cases per 1 million population), followed by Italy (82.4 cases per 1 million population) and Tajikistan (77.3 cases per 1 million population). In 2017, there were 20 measles deaths, including 10 reported in Romania.

09 Dec 2017 description

SEAR/PR/1673

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar 8 December 2017 – Representatives from Cambodia, China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam today called for accelerated action to eliminate malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by the year 2030.

06 Dec 2017 description

This Interview with U Fm--- describes his perspective events occurring in Dwe Lo Township, Hpapun District in November 2016, including education, healthcare, fighting, killing cases, land confiscation, a lack of justice, military activity, freedom of movement and the human rights situation. This interview was conducted for KHRG’s thematic report, ‘Foundation of Fear: 25 years of villagers’ voices from southeast Myanmar’.

04 Dec 2017 description

BANGKOK, 3rd December 2017 (NNT) - Relief aid and urgent assistance have been rushed to flood victims in southern Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Governor Chamroen Thippayapongtada led a team of local officials on Saturday to deliver 150 sets of essential items and offer moral support to 58 households of Lang Bueng Community in Mueang District, who were among those hit hard by recent flooding.

02 Dec 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 26 November - 2 December 2017 and includes updates on influenza, plague, monkeypox, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue and Zika.

30 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Global agreements on migration and refugees should include commitments to protect children, UNICEF urges world leaders

Ahead of international meeting on migration in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, UNICEF releases blueprint for how to protect children on the move

Download photos, broll and the full report: http://uni.cf/2BlX6ga

29 Nov 2017 description

One of the key humanitarian concerns for many migrants in the Asia Pacific region is the ability to live and work in safe and healthy conditions and to enjoy access to health services and expect health outcomes similar to those of the rest of the population.

26 Nov 2017 description

BANGKOK, 26th November 2017 (NNT) - More help has been rushed to flood victims in Thailand’s southern region.

Phetchaburi governor Chatporn Ratdusadee has led a group of local officials and officers from related agencies to King Mongkut Memorial Hospital or Phra Chom Klao Hospital to offer support to medical personnel, who have been preparing to join the Phetchaburi Provincial Health Office in receiving patients affected by recent flooding and in a tour to all flood-hit areas to distribute basic medical supply.

17 Nov 2017 description

NONTHABURI, 15 November 2017 (NNT) – The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has delivered 50,000 sets of medicine to flood victims in the southern region.

Deputy MOPH Permanent-Secretary Opas Karnkawinpong said the ministry has continued to provide assistance to the southern flood victims while the flood water has begun to decrease in the central, northern, and northeastern regions with many clinics and hospitals to continue their operations, but some areas still remain affected requiring them to provide services at other makeshift locations nearby.

09 Nov 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

WRITER: CHAIWAT SATYAEM

10 hours of rain hits western province

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Patients at Bang Saphan Hospital were forced to evacuate Wednesday after the province was battered by heavy rains for more than 10 hours, causing floodwater in several districts.

08 Nov 2017 description

YALA, 7 November 2017 (NNT) - Thailand's Yala Provincial Public Health Office has warned people of the risk of contracting dengue fever amid recent rainfall.

Dr. Songkran Maichum, of the Yala Provincial Public Health Office, said the rain may have contributed to creating more breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitoes. He said people will become infected if they do not take precautions.

31 Oct 2017 description

Resumen de la situación

En el periodo comprendido entre septiembre de 2016 y agosto de 2017, los países de la Región Europea notificaron 15.516 casos confirmados de sarampión; el 83% (n=12,921) de estos casos fueron notificados en 2017. En este periodo, la mayor incidencia se registró en Romania (259 casos por 1 millón de habitantes), seguido de Italia (80,5 casos por 1 millón de habitantes) y Tayikistán (77 casos por 1 millón de habitantes).