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The ‘hidden’ health danger of climate change

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

Specialised education for Pacific nurses continues amidst COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to impact the world and place a burden on health care workers, the Pacific region identified that an increase in the confirmed number of cases will strain the already fragile Pacific public health sector. When countries in the…

Pacific response to COVID-19 is demonstrating power of regionalism

Health supplies being loaded for PNG as part of the PHP-C The Pacific Heads of Health recently held a virtual meeting under the shadow of COVID-19. The tone was understandably sombre and serious. The crisis being faced across the globe has certainly not…

Infection Prevention and Control Workshop

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 …

Microbiology training to strengthen AMR Surveillance & Control & shipping of infectious substances training

COVID 19: 20,000 posters to help promote hand washing in Fiji

The Pacific Community (SPC) has provided the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) with 20,000 hand washing posters in support of its efforts to mitigate COVID-19 transmission.

Now available: Pacific guidelines for healthy eating during pregnancy

A healthy diet is critical to the healthy development of a growing baby and pregnancy presents an opportunity to promote good health and break the cycle of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).  The Pacific guidelines for healthy eating during pregnancy is a…

Over 1000 COVID-19 testing cartridges delivered to Vanuatu

Stranded because of COVID-19, but supported by colleagues: the story of Jocelyn

The COVID-19 pandemic led to abrupt closure of borders, leaving many people on mission stranded abroad, far from their loved ones. Several Pacific Community (SPC) staff members have experienced such a difficult situation. Jocelyn Cabarles, an…
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