ST GEORGE'S, GRENADA, TUESDAY, APRIL 18 2017, GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICE (GIS): - The Ministry of Health has announced that it is ramping-up its surveillance and monitoring systems in the wake of increase yellow fever reports emanating from a number of South American countries.
ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, July 5, 2016 –GIS: Health and Social Security Minister Nickolas Steele says there is need for a collective effort to mitigate against the effects of Zika, with nine confirmed and 30 suspected cases of the disease.
During the weekly post cabinet briefing, Minister Steele said two people are currently suffering from Guillain Barre Syndrome, a serious side effect of Zika, which causes temporary paralysis. Treatment for Guillain Barre Syndrome is Immunoglobin, and the cost for treatment is 23,000 dollars per person.
ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, MAY 4, 2016, GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICE (GIS): - The Ministry of Health wishes to advise that Grenada has reported its first laboratory confirmed case of Zika infection.
A 27year-old female non-Grenadian was diagnosed as the island's first, with the mosquito related illness. The case was confirmed today, Wednesday May 4 2016 at midday by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), based in Trinidad.
ST.GEORGE'S, GRENADA, JUNE 26, 2014 -GIS: Following reports from our medical personnel on the sister isle of Carriacou of suspected cases of the Chikungunya virus on the island, the Ministry of Health responded swiftly by taking a series of measures to contain the possible spread of the virus.
These included the taking of samples from suspected persons to confirm the presence of the virus on the Island. Today, Thursday the Ministry announces that there are five confirmed cases of Chikungunya on the sister Isle of Carriacou.
ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, Thursday, September 26, 2013: The Ministry of Health is taking aggressive measures to stem and prevent a major outbreak of dengue in Grenada.
The announcement was made by Grenada’s Chief Medical Officer - Dr. George Mitchell during an interview with the Government Information Services (GIS) on Thursday.
Mitchell said the Ministry’s surveillance unit has picked up cases of dengue in certain parts of the island which led to the Ministry putting measures in place and activating the necessary response systems to address the outbreak.
Thursday, November 22, 2012 11:16 AM - St. George's, Grenada
St George’s, Grenada, 22 November, 2012: A two member delegation from the German International Cooperation (GIZ), the implementing agency of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany met with Ministry of Environment officials this week to finalise plans for the implementation of climate change adaptation project for Grenada which will begin in 2013 for a period of four (4) years.
- On the 22nd of December (Friday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance totalling 1,026,538.3 US dollars (approximately 113.9 million yen), through the Trust Fund for Human Security to a project entitled "Restoring Livelihoods in Grenada after Hurricanes Ivan and Emily" that will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in …
Bridgetown, Barbados 16 July 2005 - UNICEF supplies arrived in Grenada today as the island continues to deal with the after effects of Hurricane Emily which impacted the island, especially the dependencies of Petite Martinique and Carriacou, almost thirty six hours ago.
Barbados, 15 July 2005 -- Barely ten months after Hurricane Ivan swept away 80 per cent of Grenada's infrastructure and destroyed 90 percent of the nation's 28,000 homes, Grenada was hit this week by Hurricane Emily -- a category 1 storm, which hit the country on 13 July. Over 50 percent of houses damaged by Ivan were still awaiting repair, and technical capacity even before this new hurricane struck was modest in most sectors.
Amount of decision: 1,500,000 euro
Decision reference number: ECHO/GRD/BUD/2004/01000
1 - Rationale, needs and target population:
1.1. - Rationale:
On 7 September 2004, Hurricane Ivan, one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the Caribbean region in the last 10 years, hit Grenada with rain and winds of 220 kilometers per hour. Fully exposing the vulnerability of a small island state of some 100,000 inhabitants, it left behind a vast trail of destruction on the country.
Most of Grenada's population was affected to a greater or lesser extent.
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.
Appeal No. 21/2004; Operations Update no.
Hilary Benn, Secretary of State for International Development today announced a further £5.5 million for Grenada, increasing the UK's support to £7million.
The devastating impact of Hurricane Ivan on the island's economy means the government will soon not be able to pay teachers' salaries or maintain other public services without help from donors.
Bridgetown, Oct 8, 2004 (PAHO) - Almost 80 percent of the health care services in Grenada have been restored exactly one month after Hurricane Ivan struck the Eastern Caribbean island causing widespread devastation including severe damage to the country's health infrastructure and a disruption of the health services in general.
Geneva, 4 October 2004 - Hurricane Ivan, a strong category 5 hurricane with speeds of 250 kph hit the Caribbean the second week of September, 2004. Ivan caused severe destruction to the island of Grenada and traversed the south coast of Jamaica causing significant damage to the island. ACT member Christian Aid (CAID) deployed an emergency officer to support its partners in Jamaica and Grenada to assess the needs and coordinate their efforts.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/166
OCHA Situation Report No. 15
Hurricane Ivan - Grenada Flash Appeal
On 7 September 2004, Hurricane Ivan, one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the Caribbean region in the last 10 years, ravaged Grenada with rain and winds of 220 kilometres per hour. ‘Ivan,’ a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, left behind an unimaginable scene of destruction and despair on this tri-island nation of 102,000 inhabitants.
UNICEF Crisis Appeal - Serial Hurricanes in the Caribbean
The 2004 hurricane season is proving to be one of the most damaging in recent memory. Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne have already claimed lives and sown destruction in communities throughout Barbados, St. Vincent, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Bahamas and Puerto Rico, reaching as far south as coastal Venezuela and even affecting Panama.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/158
OCHA Situation Report No. 14
Hurricane Ivan - Grenada
- Non-perishable food
- Bottled Water, Water Containers
- Toiletries: toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, sanitary napkins etc.
- Baby supplies - Pampers, formula etc.
- Medical Supplies (over the counter) such as aspirin and Tylenol
- Antibiotics, diarrheaol medication
- Lanterns, flashlights, batteries
- Sheets, blankets, pillows, pillowcases, beds/cots
- Tarpaulin, plastic sheeting, tents
- Building materials and supplies
- Emergency housing
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