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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 …

The ‘hidden’ health danger of climate change

A Public Lecture by the Director-General of the Pacific Community by DR COLIN TUKUITONGA

Healthy Tips: Get Active!

Physical inactivity (insufficient physical activity) is the leading risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and death worldwide. Failure to enjoy adequate levels of physical activity increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and…

Stat of the week: Food nutrients contained in Pacific food

Taro leaves contain 5.7g of dietary fibre per 100g. Eating a variety of foods high in fibre has a protective effect against colon cancer and helps to control your weight. Are you interested to know the nutrient composition of some other common Pacific…

Healthy Tips: Aim to eat from each food group at every meal

Aim to eat from each food group at every meal. Your meal should contain food from the 3 food groups: Energy, body building and protective foods. Fill half your plate with vegetables and remember that one plate is enough. Find out more here.

Stat of the week: Protein contained in fish and seafood consumed in the Pacific

Photo credit: Francisco Blaha Fish is one of the main sources of dietary protein in the Pacific. Raw yellowfin tuna flesh contains 24.4g of protein per 100g. Are you interested to know how much protein is contained in other fish and seafood consumed in…

Microbiology equipment distributed for anti-microbial surveillance and control

Over the past 2 months, Clinitek urine chemistry analyser equipment has been distributed to Cook Islands, Fiji and Nauru, enhancing the countries microbiology diagnostic capacity. Microbiology is the study of all living organisms that are too small to be…

World Health Day 2021: Building a fairer healthier world for everyone

The Pacific Community (SPC) is working with Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) to roll out their COVID-19 vaccination plans. So far COVID-19 vaccine has been administered in 12 PICTS. Building a fairer, healthier world in the Pacific region…

Stat of the week: COVID-19 vaccination in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories

As of 30 March 2021 a little over 260k doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in 12 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (Am. Samoa, Fiji, Fr. Polynesia, Guam, Marshall Ils, FSM, New Caledonia, Mariana Ils, Palau, PNG, Solomon Islands,…

Healthy Tips: Help stop the spread of COVID19

The coronavirus can contaminate surfaces for a few hours or even up to several days. The virus can then transfer to your hands and to your face. To help reduce the spread of coronavirus, wash your hands regularly with water and soap, disinfect and…
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