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 …

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.

Data sharing collaboration makes Pacific health information more accessible than ever before

Image: Kolovai Health Centre in Tonga, credit: DFAT   The Pacific Data Hub and Tupaia today announced a data sharing collaboration that will see publicly available health data on the Pacific made more accessible than ever before. 

“When it comes to regional comparison, that is where the data gap is”

Photo credit: Joseva Naisua

Now available: Pacific guidelines for healthy infants and children under five years of age

The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Public Health Division (PHD) has published a handbook for health professionals and educators on Pacific guidelines for healthy infants and children under five years of age.

Green News: Tackling the health danger of climate change

Sea level rise, ocean acidification and extreme weather are accelerating communicable diseases spread, increasing the risk of respiratory illnesses and affecting mental health. Building a fairer, healthier world means tackling the health danger of…

World Hearing Day: Improving ENT & Audiology services in PICTs

According to data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) there is a global burden of 538 million people with hearing impairment of whom 80% live in developing nations. Estimates indicate that about 20% of the Pacific Island Country population have mild…
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