The Pacific Health Information Network Meeting on Digital Health and Health Information Systems Strengthening in the Pacific (PHIN)

The Pacific Health Information Network (PHIN) was established at the Health Metrics Network (HMN) meeting in Noumea in 2006. Since then, various workshops and meetings have been held across the Pacific region. PHIN was created to provide a mechanism for…

Niue’s vital statistics report highlights Non communicable diseases as a major challenge

(Cover picture: spiceontour) In January 2019, the Statistics and Immigration office of Niue in collaboration with the Ministry of finance and planning of Niue and supported by the Brisbane Accord Group produced an analytical report of the country’s birth…

Brisbane Accord Group (BAG) Meeting

The Brisbane Accord Group (BAG) is a consortium of development partners formed in 2010, that supports Pacific Island countries in improving civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems. BAG’s work is guided by the Pacific vital statistics…

UNICEF and SPC partner to improve data for children, women and people with disabilities across the Pacific islands

Today, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and The Pacific Community (SPC) announced a new partnership to support the strengthening of data collection and data analysis to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children, women and people with…

Vanuatu ready to move forward on key human rights conventions

Key government agencies and stakeholders in Vanuatu have begun the first steps towards the nation’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Children (CRC) and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW…

Low cost solar way to provide clean water in Kiribati

In Kiribati, people are learning about a simple way to disinfect drinking water   Increasingly variable rainfall is affecting water supplies in Kiribati, compromising health and hygiene, and boosting the risk of diarrhoeal disease. A low-cost solar…

Pacific community marks World Water Day

On 22 March each year, Pacific Island countries and territories pause to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of their fresh water resources to sustainable development.

Mock session prepares Kiribati for report to UN Human Rights Council

A high-level delegation from Kiribati has taken part in a mock human rights reporting session in Suva, Fiji, to prepare for the country’s second Universal Periodic Review by the United Nations in Geneva.

Decade for civil registration and vital statistics begins

A decade of action is under way to highlight the importance of accurate civil registration and statistics concerning births, deaths and causes of death to good governance, decision making and the protection of human rights and legal identity.
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