Solomon Islands Independence Day

Malaita, Solomon Island -credit: Wikimedia commons, Leocadio Sebastian

Overcoming the Pandemic: Regional Commitment to build a brighter future for Pacific children

The Pacific Community (SPC) will be launching the results of the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA), on 8 September during the International Literacy Day celebrations, using a more interactive digital reporting version that will be…

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…

A conversation with Mark Ero, Entomologist at the Pacific Community

It’s the diverse, and sometimes creepy, world of insects that fascinates SPC's Entomologist Mark Ero when out in the field carrying out research activities.  According to him, “They  are the world’s miniature marvels, and the most successful group of…

SPC addresses Pacific pests, diseases and health risks through new virtual training

  The Pacific Community (SPC) this week took another stride toward combating the emergence of pests, diseases, and health risks such as African Swine Fever (ASF) through the organisation of a regional training focused on strengthening and improving…

Collective action helps advance gender policies in Solomon Islands

Five out of nine provinces in the Solomon Islands have endorsed gender equality policies, a positive indication of how gender equality has become a national development priority. For Vaela Ngai, the Director for the Women’s Development Division (WDD)…

From youth camp to youth champ

Gadner Kagovai has always been sure of the career path he would follow. Growing up in the Solomon Islands, he dreamed of becoming a politician. Today, at 26 years old, Gadner has invested considerable effort in bringing that dream to life.

Stat of the week: It is estimated that the Solomon Islands produced nearly 7000 tonnes of pulses in 2019

It is estimated that the Solomon Islands produced nearly 7000 tonnes of pulses in 2019.  Did you know? Pulses are important crops for: Nutritional value Food security Environmental benefits For more information on Pulses Day, visit the United Nations…

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.

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…
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