Tonga Constitution Day
Mapping our Pacific Geospatial Future
Imagine a world without maps. It’s hard to do. Humans are born map-makers, instinctively looking for landmarks, making sense of patterns, and forming connections when we venture beyond our known environment.
Tonga One Health and Vector-borne Diseases Workshop
The One Health approach relies on the interdependency of human, animal and environmental health. Zoonotic disease surveillance, management and control are better managed using a cross-sector, transdisciplinary approach. Of particular interest, the…
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…
Tonga PGCFE training on EPI 826-02:Introduction to Health Information Systems(HIS)
This is a continuation of the Postgraduate Certificate in Field Epidemiology Course for Tonga which started in 2021 funded by the European Union (EU).
National planning for disaster risks needs better data collection
This news has been originally published on the Matangitonga website and republished here with permission.
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 Community-Led Health Missions Arrive with Critical Support to Tonga and Kiribati Grappling with COVID-19 Surges
Photo: Pacific Community health experts conduct laboratory training for COVID-19 testing with their healthcare colleagues in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. Credit: Pacific Community (SPC)
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…
Addressing coconut damage and recovery after volcanic eruptions
The volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga remind us of the power of nature and the vulnerability of small Pacific Island communities. The immediate consequences of ash and destruction are spectacular, but the longer-term effects and disruption of…