Infection prevention and control standards strengthened in Vanuatu
Health workers in Vanuatu have taken part in Infection Prevention Control (IPC) training measures on new the surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance program, the prevention of antimicrobial resistance and the strengthening of infection surveillance.
A conversation with: Supporting health research projects with Dr Deral Nand
The Pacific Community (SPC) supports opportunities for capacity development of health experts who specialise in specific health areas while furthering their studies.
Stat of the week: 1.6% of household expenditure in the Cook Islands is spent on Recreation and Culture
On average, 1.6% of household expenditure in the Cook Islands is spent on Recreation and Culture. Did you know? Household Income and Expenditure Surveys (HIES)s provide information on people’s living conditions and income/expenditure patterns. Data from…
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…
Health: Tongan national wins FNU Deans Award
Anaseini Fatafehi Tu’iha’angana received the Fiji National University’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences’ Dean’s Award 2021 after completing her Bachelors in Pharmacy.
Handover of USAID funded critical care consumables to Fiji Ministry of Health
Today the U.S. Embassy Chargé D’Affaires Tony Greubel formally handed over critical care consumables to Permanent Secretary Dr. James Fong of Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services to boost the Fiji Government’s campaign against the COVID-19…
Travelling along Tonga’s road to recovery
After a volcanic eruption, a tsunami and the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak, the people of Tonga are united in an effort to protect their communities and rebuild their island nation. However Pacific nations and organizations always rise…
Putting best practices into practical approaches for infection, prevention, and control
Health experts from the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Public Health Division were recently deployed to Kiribati to assist with COVID-19 response.
Advancing our Pacific health services for our Pacific people
I have worked in the Pacific health sector for the past 20 years and continue to witness our region advance and evolve with its health service delivery, resources, and health expertise and progress steadily towards the Healthy Islands Vision. The Pacific…