FACT SHEET – Ebola Virus Disease

November 17, 2014 0 Comments

Last Updated on 8 years by Publishing Team 1. What is Ebola virus disease? Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission. Ebola first appeared in 1976 …

Increased human risk from communicable disease events (outbreaks) after disasters.

October 20, 2014 0 Comments

Natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes and droughts occur globally every year because of adverse weather conditions or poor land use.

Cyclone Dengue

October 19, 2014 0 Comments

Last Updated on 8 years by Publishing Team Cyclone Dengue Written By: Website Administrator 31/03/2014 Authors: Dr Devina Nand and Dr Eric Rafai   Global Approximately 40% of the world is at risk of Dengue (≈2.5 billion people). There are 50 – 100 million cases of Dengue every year. Almost 500 000 require hospitalization and …

POLHN Boosts Continuing Professional Development for Medical Professional

October 19, 2014 0 Comments

Last Updated on 8 years by Publishing Team POLHN Boosts Continuing Professional Development for Medical Professional Written By: Website Administrator 11/03/2013   Health professional across Fiji have begun taking Pacific Open Learning Health Net (POLHN) seriously to establish Continuing Professional development.   POLHN was created in 2003 in partnership with Pacific Health Ministries and the …

Dengue Interventions By A Small Mosquito Control Unit

August 4, 2014 0 Comments

Last Updated on 8 years by Publishing Team According to World Health Organization, preventing or reducing dengue virus transmission depends entirely the control of the mosquito vectors or interruption of human–vector contact. In essence, the prevention and control activity for dengue fever is centred on the control of the transmitting vector or agent i.e. the …