Pacific Heads of Veterinary and Animal Production Services (PHOVAPS) Meeting

The Pacific Heads of Veterinary and Animal Production Services (PHOVAPS) network, is the Pacific's key decision-making structure on issues relating to animal health, production, welfare, and biosecurity.

The Pacific Community member countries train in global animal health system for better Pacific disease surveillance

Animal health experts from the Asia Pacific region at the World Animal Health Information System training

Animal health experts train to improve livestock health and production in the Pacific

Dr. Sripad Sosale from the Pacific Community taking a blood sample during animal disease surveillance training in Samoa Nadi, Fiji – Over 42 health experts from 17 countries gathered in Nadi, Fiji, this week to train on improving animal and livestock…

Strengthening veterinary services in the Pacific to improve animal health and production

The Pacific Community (SPC) has brought together relevant experts, government representatives and key stakeholders to strengthen animal health and production, and improve veterinary services which are lacking in the region    The Expert Workshop on…

New Zealand and SPC sign agreement to strengthen animal health in the region

As the Pacific region grapples with the potential spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) and other transboundary animal diseases, the Pacific Community (SPC) has signed a partnership agreement with Biosecurity New Zealand to strengthen animal health…

Online para-vet training steps up for Pacific livestock health

Animal health officers are the eyes and ears of veterinarians in many Pacific countries where there are few or no veterinarians. They safeguard livestock health and provide essential regional animal disease surveillance. However, as they are not fully…

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…

Elenoa Salele - SPC's Animal Health and Production Officer shares her testimony for International Women's Day 2022

Every International Women's Day, I am reminded of the little achievements, the little wins and the little celebrations I have made along the way. When making the decision of undertaking agriculture from high school, right through to university to date as…

Pacific Animal Health and Production Framework to guide para-vets in the region

A first ever framework to help strengthen animal health and production systems in the region was developed by the Pacific Community (SPC), through national and regional consultations with stakeholders. The Pacific Animal Health and Production Framework…

Fiji tackles African Swine Fever with new emergency response plan

The Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF) have developed an Animal Biosecurity Emergency Response Plan (ABERP) to address possible exotic incursions such as African Swine Fever. The plan was announced at the ‘African Swine Fever (ASF) Awareness and…
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