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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

Strengthening vital partnerships in the Pacific to support health sector responses to COVID-19

The European Union (EU), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Pacific Community (SPC) today signed an agreement that will strengthen their existing partnership to support health sector responses to…

Healthy Tips: Plan your self-care time to start 2021 smoothly

What is SPC? - Presentation of the SPC's Public Health Division

Do you know that SPC works extensively in the region to improve the #health and wellbeing of the Pacific Islanders? The SPC’s Public Health Division advocates a holistic approach to health, supports sustainable capacity development and facilitates and…

No cases, but Nauru continues to train for potential COVID-19 outbreak

The Pacific region has been spared from the mass outbreaks of COVID-19 that have taken place throughout the world over the last year. But while Pacific nations can be rightly proud of their quick actions to control the disease,  they are not relaxing…

Pacific Heads of Health Virtual Meeting

Emergency funding support to strengthen Pacific Island countries’ health security response capacity

‘Agence française de développement’ (AFD - the French Development Agency) is providing the Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN) with an EUR 2 million package of emergency financial support, designed to strengthen the epidemic surveillance…

Pacific nurses playing an integral role in diabetes management and prevention

Over the last months health care systems and practitioners have been firmly placed in the global spotlight. There is increasing recognition of health care workers dedication, passion & commitment towards improving people’s health and quality of life…
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