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

3rd Pacific Heads of Nursing and Midwifery (PHoNM) Meeting

The PHoNM meeting is held in acknowledgement of the importance of nursing in the Pacific. It provides a platform to influence and drive nursing priorities and policies in the region. The PHoNM provides executive level oversight for regional nursing…

13th Directors of Clinical Services (DCS) Meeting

​The main objectives of the Thirteenth DCS meeting is to review, discuss and make recommendations on important issues related and/or impacting clinical services in the region.

[email protected] project: healthy child for a promising future

Discover how the [email protected] project, implemented by SPC, in conjunction with the Wallis and Futuna Catholic Education Office and with funding support provided by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Fonds d’…

Pacific NCD Youth Ambassadors: Getting youth involved in non-communicable diseases prevention and control

The Pacific Community (SPC) calls for application for the 2022 Pacific NCD Youth Ambassadors initiative. The initiative provides opportunities for the Pacific youth to share creative ideas, using their own language and creative thinking that could help…

24th PPHSN Coordinating Body Meeting

The key objective of the meeting is to review, discuss and make recommendations about PPHSN services to the Pacific Heads of Health. This meeting is funded through AFD.   

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…

Tonga One Health and Vector-borne Diseases Workshop

​The One Health approach relies on the interdependency of human, animal and environmental health. Zoonotic disease surveillance, management and control are better managed using a cross-sector, transdisciplinary approach. Of particular interest, the…

Delivery of 1000 Covid test kits to Samoa allows critical fisheries data work to continue

The recent surge in Covid cases in Samoa over the past two months has strained national government resources to provide Covid test kits to all personnel. The Samoa Health Department identified the Apia Fish Market and the International Wharf at Matautu…
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