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SPC monitoring measles in the Pacific

As measles cases continue to be reported in the Pacific, the Pacific Community (SPC) continues to closely monitor the situation and produces a weekly map showing measles and other epidemic and emerging diseases circulating in the region.  As of 13…

SPC Inside: Learn more about governance in the context of official statistics in the Pacific

The Pacific Statistics Methods Board (PSMB) and Pacific Statistics Standing Committee (PSSC) both had meetings recently in Noumea. This short video explains how these statistics governance bodies and the Pacific Community are contributing to…

Using Census Data to better understand the situation of persons with Disability

The Statistics for Development Division (SDD) within the Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with UNICEF and Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) facilitated the Disability Analysis Workshop in Noumea from September 2nd to 6th. The main purpose of the…

Committing to a Pacific voice for Monitoring Evaluation and Learning in the Region

More than 50 participants from around the Pacific came together in Nadi, Fiji, 6 to 8 August for the inaugural Pacific Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Convening. The group made a collective call for greater investment in Pacific MEL and…

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…
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