COVID-19: Pacific Community Updates

This page will be regularly updated as new information is received  The COVID-19 (COrona VIrus Disease 2019) outbreak was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020. Globally, nations are taking actions to reduce and …

Let’s build on 75 years of health progress in the Pacific to achieve a healthier future: Tonga Ministry of Health, SPC, WHO

  These are just some of the many public health milestones that we should be proud of as people in the Pacific. These successes are a testament to what we can achieve if we all –leaders, health workers, volunteers, communities, partners and donors –…

Pacific Island countries get boost in health data with ICD-11 centre

Mosquito-borne diseases become climate reality in warming Pacific

Disease surveillance by the WHO shows mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever are rising sharply.   Climate change forecasters have warned for years that the warmer and wetter world created by the climate crisis will drive a surge in…

Stat of the week: There was a 6.4% reduction in the age-standardised prevalence of tobacco use among men and women in Nauru between 2015 and 2020

There was a 6.4% reduction in the age-standardised prevalence of tobacco use among men and women in Nauru between 2015 and 2020. This is a significant progression for our own health and the health of our loved ones.

Transforming Public Health in Vanuatu

Strengthening Health Interventions in the Pacific – Data for Decision-Making (SHIP-DDM) programme in Vanuatu.

Pacific alliance to combat mosquito-borne diseases

Photo: Oni Lewakulati (Fiji) separating female mosquitoes from males in the QIMR Berghofer Mosquito Control Lab. - Credit: PacMOSSI   This content has been shared here with permission and was originally published on QIMR Berghofer website.  

Sharing health resources to reduce wastage

Every consumable product has a shelf life, and it is no different when it comes to health resources and medical supplies. Medicines and medical supplies tend to lose their effectiveness over time and lead to wastage. According to the World Health…

How a simple and robust communication network has improved Pacific regional epidemic surveillance

Pacific Way Podcast S04 - E05: Safeguarding Pacific Health

From the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Pacific Community has worked with donor agencies and partners to strengthen and safeguard the health of Pacific Islanders. Working with international agencies and local authorities, SPC, the World Health…
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