COVID-19 is compounding the Pacific’s non- communicable disease crisis

Health experts were quick to identify that persons living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, heart diseases, hypertension, chronic lung diseases and cancers were more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with COVID-19.

SPC Food Systems for Health and Nutrition Integrated Programme successfully completes online design workshop series

Participants of the Food Systems for Health and Nutrition integrated programme workshop series on Zoom. (Ed Boydell) Reflections by Karen Mapusua - Manager Operations at SPC’s Land Resources Division (LRD)

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 …

SPC monitoring measles in the Pacific

As measles cases continue to be reported in the Pacific, the Pacific Community (SPC) continues to closely monitor the situation and produces a weekly map showing measles and other epidemic and emerging diseases circulating in the region.  As of 13…

Pacific High-Level Dialogue for Water & Sanitation

​Access to safe and resilient water and sanitation is a critical development issue for the Pacific, with profound implications for our economic growth, public health, education, environment and human rights.
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