Building outbreak investigation capacity in Vanuatu

Public health, clinical and laboratory professionals across Vanuatu convened in Port Vila this week to reinforce their outbreak investigation skills with the Pacific Data for Decision-Making (DDM) training programme. This is the second DDM training…

Sustainable agriculture and agroforestry replacing unproductive land use

A new publication from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural (ACIAR) provides a clear view of the current status of mixed species agroforestry in Fiji and Vanuatu and offers valuable insights into the potential for agroforestry development…

Vanuatu and Solomon Islands to conclude historic maritime boundary treaty

The Pacific Community (SPC) is welcoming the conclusion of 33 years of negotiations between Vanuatu and Solomon Islands with the signing of a Maritime Boundary Agreement between the countries. A signing ceremony involving the Solomon Islands Prime…

Vanuatu paravet trainees successfully complete summer school

The Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with Vanuatu’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity (MALFFB) recently completed a paravet training course for 22 livestock and biosecurity officers. The training was…

Para-vet training to support Vanuatu’s livestock industry

Twenty-two animal health and production workers as well as biosecurity officers from Vanuatu are undergoing specialised summer school training in Port Vila and Santo, Vanuatu, over the next two weeks (19–30 September) to become certified para…

Queensland Fire support Pacific disaster preparation

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is today hosting a professional development workshop with disaster managers from 15 Pacific Island countries to help strengthen the region’s ability to best respond to disasters.

Scaling up public health surveillance in Vanuatu with data training

Over 20 health professionals from all six provinces of Vanuatu are in Port-Vila this week to scale up public health surveillance with the Pacific Data for Decision-Making (DDM) training programme. The week-long training is jointly organised by Vanuatu…

National Freshwater Aquaculture Centre re-opens in Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s newly rehabilitated National Freshwater Aquaculture Centre which was severely damaged by Tropical Cyclone Pam last year, was officially re-opened in Port Vila on Friday (8 July).

Cyclone Pam report released for Vanuatu

A reflection on what worked well and what could be improved upon in the Government of Vanuatu’s response to tropical cyclone Pam has been released today.

Support for emergency response capacity in Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s ability to respond more effectively to disasters has been bolstered today with the handing over of three emergency boats, two vehicles and a flatbed truck.
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