Stat of the week: 31% of the population in the Pacific (excluding PNG) lives within the 0 to 10m Low Elevation Coastal Zone

31% of the population in the Pacific (excluding PNG) lives within the 0 to 10m Low Elevation Coastal Zone in 2021. Did You Know? Understanding the distribution and resulting exposure and vulnerability of people in coastal areas has a wide range of…

Stat of the week: Doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Pacific Region by the end of 2021

By the end of 2021, 3,982,436 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered in the Pacific Region.   To learn more about Covid-19 updates in the Pacific, please visit this page.

Stat of the week: The average price per kilo for Yellowfin Tuna in 2020

In 2020, the average price per kilo for Yellowfin Tuna (whole, from Pacific Ocean) is USD2.30/kg.   Did you know, fish is one of the main sources of protein in the Pacific, but also one of the main sources of revenue.

Stat of the week: 76 is the average National Health Preparedness capacity score among the nine Pacific countries with a score

Average National Health Preparedness capacity score (self reported out of 100) among the nine Pacific countries with a score. This measures the ability to respond to a public health emergency.  Today we celebrate International Day of Epidemic…

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…

Stat of the week: five Pacific Island countries return an index score of less than 50 (scale 0 to 100) for coverage of essential health services

On International Universal Health Coverage Day, it is noted that despite improvements, five Pacific Island countries return an index score of less than 50 (scale 0 to 100) for coverage of essential health services.

Stat of the week: almost 1 in 3 ever-partnered women and girls in Vanuatu were a victim of violence

In 2018, almost 1 in 3 ever-partnered women and girls in Vanuatu were a victim of physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months.

Stat of the week: 44.8% of people in the Solomon Islands still practice open defecation

44.8% of people in the Solomon Islands still practice open defecation (defecating outside rather than using a toilet).

Stat of the week: In Papua New Guinea only 13.4% of children aged under 5 had their birth registered with a civil authority

Birth registration is the first step toward legal identification and a foundation for human rights. While many Pacific Island countries are achieving birth registration rates of 85% or higher, in Papua New Guinea only 13.4% of children aged under 5 had…

Stat of the week: 0.63 is the average 2020 index score for adoption and implementation of national Disaster Risk Reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework

0.63: The average 2020 index score for adoption and implementation of national Disaster Risk Reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework, for the 12 Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) with a score (out of a maximum of 1.0).  
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