How a simple and robust communication network has improved Pacific regional epidemic surveillance

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…

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…

Showcasing nurses leadership in emergency clinical leadership and management

Stat of the week: The Coverage of essential health services index in Papua New Guinea is 33.4

Did you know ? The Coverage of essential health services index in Papua New Guinea is 33.4 (from a scale of 0 to 100). The global index is 67. Coverage of essential health services is defined as the average coverage of essential services based on tracer…

Strengthening health interventions in the Pacific through the years

Capacity building and strengthening of core competencies for public health is a priority of the Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN) since its creation twenty-five years ago. Throughout the years, the Pacific Community (SPC) together with…

Stat of the week: There are 374 health facilities in the Solomon Islands

  There are 374 health facilities (aid posts, clinics, community health centres, hospitals) in the Solomon Islands.   Did you know that the Pacific Data Hub and Tupaia recently announced a data sharing collaboration that will see publicly available…

Webinar Series on Cancer Registration

An openly accessible cancer registration webinar series will commence in October 2021 continuing into 2022, to provide online learning support which is focused towards the needs of Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) with the collection and…

SPC Talks COVID-19 outbreak

In this conversation from the "SPC Talks" series, Alison Carrington, Australia's Consul-General in Noumea, and Dr Paula Vivili, SPC's Deputy Director-General Science and Capability, discuss the response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the Pacific.
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