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 …
Kiribati: ICT equipment will strengthen health information systems
Suva (Fiji) - Efforts towards strengthening health information systems in Kiribati were well received as witnessed during the official handover of ICT equipment on behalf of the Ministry of Health at the Kiribati High Commission in Fiji.
Stat of the week: In 2019, there was a 51% probability of premature mortality attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease in Kiribati
In 2019, there was a 51% probability of premature mortality attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease in Kiribati. Diabetes remains a major health challenge in the Pacific.
Stat of the week: Tokelau has three health facilities for 1,647 people (TNSO, 2019)
Tokelau has three health facilities for 1,647 people (TNSO, 2019). That is approximately 1.8 health facilities per 1000 inhabitants. These facilities are located in the three main areas: Anafu, Fakaofo, and Nukunonu. We count an average of 35 Health…
Focused training in orthopaedic benefits health practitioners
A specialised training in orthopaedics focusing on hip and spine surgery has provided health practitioners an opportunity to strengthen and upskill knowledge in theory and practise.
Pacific statistical/economic briefing dashboard, COVID-19 economic impacts updates - Q1, 2022
The newly Pacific Statistical/Economic Briefing established dashboard summarises the latest available information on the leading economic indicators for the Covid-19 Economic impacts in the first quarter of 2022.
Pacific Way Podcast S04 - E05: Safeguarding Pacific Health
From the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Pacific Community has worked with donor agencies and partners to strengthen and safeguard the health of Pacific Islanders. Working with international agencies and local authorities, SPC, the World Health…
Hand hygiene auditor training for a standardized approach
Infection, prevention, and control (IPC) focal points from Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga, Kiribati, and Solomon Islands successfully completed a 10-hour hand hygiene Gold standard auditors training. They are now recognised as the first cohort of IPC focal points…
Pacific Health Ministers commit to strengthening health systems to meet current and future health challenges
The original press release was published on WHO website and was reposted here with permission.
Pacific data for meaningful solutions in the Pacific context
Lydia Kaforau is a neonatal and pediatric nurse currently undertaking a PhD at Curtin University in Perth, Australia.