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PPHSN Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines – 2010

cover-infection-control-guidelines_small.jpg  PPHSN Infection Prevention and  Control Guidelines -  2010
Prepared by Mrs Margaret Leong, Infection Control Officer, Secretariat of the Pacific  Community (SPC/PRIPPP)   in collaboration with WHO and in consultation with Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) and other PPHSN partners

  © Copyright SPC 2010 - Published by SPC for Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) with financial assistance from AusAID and NZAID (through Pacific Regional Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Project - PRIPPP)

     
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WHO and SPC donate personal protective equipment and Tamiflu to Fiji Ministry of Health

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Wednesday 1 July, 2009 - The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) are supporting Fiji's response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic, with financial help from Australia and New Zealand. 

During the past two weeks, WHO donated 157,000 capsules of Tamiflu to Fiji. Approximately 10,000 additional capsules have also been sent to Fiji by SPC. Pandemic H1N1 influenza is a mild illness in most persons; therefore WHO recommends giving Tamiflu only to patients with risk factors for severe influenza. These supplies provide Fiji with enough antiviral medication to treat approximately 2% of the population.

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WHO/SPC response to influenza A (H1N1) threat in Pacific Islands region

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The human influenza A (H1N1) outbreak is evolving rapidly. As of 12 May 2009, 30 countries have officially reported 5251 cases of the infection. Three countries on the rim of the Pacific Islands have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths – New Zealand (7), Australia (1) and Hawaii (6)  – increasing the likelihood that the infection could spread to Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs)*.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) are working to support PICTs in responding quickly and efficiently to this public health threat. The priority is to ensure that countries’ surveillance systems are working, as well as their laboratory testing procedures to detect any suspected cases.
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Pacific Regional Avian & Pandemic Influenza Preparations
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