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07 Nov 2017 description

NATIONAL SITUATION REPORT 05

Event: Tinakula Volcanic Eruption

Date of Issue: Monday 6th November 2017

Time of Issue: 18:30 pm

Approved by: N-DOC Chair

Issued By: SLB NEOC

Next Update: Friday 10th November 2017

Sitrep Ref: SR061117005

A. HIGHLIGHTS

  • Volcanic asessment on Tinakula indicated a decrease in the volcanic tremor and explosion

07 Nov 2017 description

NATIONAL SITUATION REPORT 04

Event: Tinakula Volcanic Eruption

Date of Issue: Friday 3rd November 2017

Time of Issue: 7:00 pm

Approved by: N-DOC Chair

Issued By: SLB NEOC

Next Update: Monday 6th November 2017

Sitrep Ref: SR401117004

A. HIGHLIGHTS

  • Temotu P-DOC was briefed on Monday 30th October 2017 upon the arrival of relief items on board MV. Onogou

03 Nov 2017 description

NATIONAL SITUATION REPORT 03

Event: Tinakula Volcanic Eruption

Date of Issue: 30th October 2017

Time of Issue: 8:00 pm

Approved by: N-DOC Chair

Issued By: SLB NEOC

Next Update: Friday 3rd November 2017

Sitrep Ref: SR301017003

A. HIGHLIGHTS

27 Oct 2017 description

NATIONAL SITUATION REPORT 02

Event: Tinakula Volcanic Eruption

Date of Issue: 26th October 2017

Time of Issue: 15:30 PM

Approved by:  N-DOC Chair

Issued By:  SLB NEOC

Next Update: As information become available

Sitrep Ref: SR261017002

A. HIGHLIGHTS

30 Mar 2017 description

Executive Summary

Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands, faces a myriad of resilience challenges. Not only is the city already exposed to multiple natural hazards, a changing climate will amplify many of the adverse impacts into the future. At the same time, rapid urbanization - most obviously expressed through the growth of informal settlements in urban and peri-urban areas - is heightening community exposure and sensitivity to a range of climate and non-climate shocks and stresses.

28 Nov 2016 description

From Epidemiological Weeks 33-46 (15 August to 20 November) 2016

Summary

  • An outbreak of dengue was declared for Honiara and Guadalcanal on 8 October 2016 (Week 40) and expanded to include other provinces on 19 October.

04 Nov 2016 description

Summary

  • Since August 2016, an unusual increase in dengue-like illness, including the number of NS1 positive cases, has been observed through the National Syndromic Surveillance System of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS).

  • An outbreak of dengue was declared for Honiara and Guadalcanal on 8 October 2016 and expanded to include other provinces on 19 October.

18 Oct 2016 description

Summary

  • Since August 2016, an unusual increase in dengue-like illness has been observed through the National Syndromic Surveillance System of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) including the number of positive cases.

  • An outbreak of dengue has been declared for Honiara and Guadalcanal on 8 October 2016.

27 May 2015 description

• Malaria is a microscopic parasite that can be passed to humans through a mosquito bite.

• The number of mosquitos and spread of malaria are seasonal, and depend on local climate conditions.

• Rainfall plays an important role in creating the conditions that support the spread of malaria.

26 Sep 2014 description

HONIARA, Solomon Islands – A dramatic rise in cases of measles in Solomon Islands reminds the community that the fight against measles is not yet over.

Reports that “measles cases are slowly decreasing” are inaccurate. In fact, cases of measles are increasing and spreading throughout the provinces.

“The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) can confirm that over 2300 cases of measles have been reported since the outbreak began in July this year,” said Dr. Aaron Oritaimae, Incident Controller of the Ministry of Health’s Emergency Operations Centre.“

07 Sep 2014 description

Summary

  • In June 2014, a returned traveller from PNG was identified with measles. Measles has been circulating in PNG for the pastyears.

  • Surveillance for acute fever and rash, and now measles, was implemented atHCC clinics and Good Samaritan Hospital as well as continuing through the national syndromic surveillance system.
    Choiseul did not report this week. Cases are under-­‐reported from NRH ED as data was not available fordays due to changes in the triage process.

31 Aug 2014 description

Summary

  • In June 2014, a returned traveller from PNG was identified with measles. Measles has been circulating in PNG for the pastyears.

  • Surveillance for acute fever and rash, and now measles, was implemented atHCC clinics and Good Samaritan Hospital as well as continuing through the national syndromic surveillance system.
    All sites reported this week.

  • 953 cases have been reported sinceJuly 2014. 436 new cases have been reported since the last report.

28 Jul 2014 description

by George Herming

Given the suspected measles outbreak, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) and World Health Organization (WHO) remind parents to have their children immunized with the free vaccination available in Solomon Islands.

“Measles is a highly contagious and deadly disease, but can be easily prevented with a vaccine”, said Dr. Lester Ross, Permanent Secretary of MHMS.

“The measles vaccine is safe, effective and free. It is at available at local health clinics in Solomon Islands”, added Dr. Ross.

16 Jun 2014 description

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has declared a nationwide diarrhoea outbreak.

Outbreaks of diarrhoea have affected over one thousand people and have resulted in at least 16 deaths in young children in the past two weeks.

These outbreaks have been reported in six provinces, including Guadalcanal, Western Province, Choiseul, Malaita, Central and Makira.

14 May 2014 description

1. SITUATION DESCRIPTION

On periods between 2nd to 5th April 2014 a trough lies over the Solomon Islands. The weak low then developed into a Tropical Depression and later further developed into Tropical Cyclone Ita.

The 24 hours rainfall collected over the 3 days period recorded a total of 715mm rainfall, this almost triple the normal average rainfall for the month of April.

29 Apr 2014 description

1. SITUATION DESCRIPTION

On periods between 2nd to 5th April 2014 a trough lies over the Solomon Islands. The weak low then developed into a Tropical Depression and later further developed into Tropical Cyclone Ita.

The 24 hours rainfall collected over the 4 days period recorded a total of 715mm rainfall, this almost triple the normal average rainfall for the month of April.

24 Apr 2014 description

In early April 2014, three days of heavy rain over the Solomon Islands resulted in widespread flash flooding in Honiara City and all of Guadalcanal Province. The worst-affected areas were communities living next to the Mataniko and Lungga Rivers in the capital, Honiara, which burst their banks on 3 April. A total of 22 fatalities have been confirmed across Honiara, Guadalcanal and Isabel Provinces, with an estimated 52,000 people affected.