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: 82.3% of the population in Kiribati have access to an improved water service they can use to prepare food
Some progress has been made over the past decades to improve access to water: 82.3% of the population in Kiribati have access to an improved water service they can use to prepare food. However, only 17% access water free from contamination. Source: (…
Podcast: S03-E02: Finding Tokelau's underground treasure
Tokelau is one of the smallest and most remote nations in the world, consisting of three coral atolls in the middle of the Pacific Ocean where clean drinking water is scarce. After years of research and field investigations, the Pacific Community’s…
Pacific High-Level Dialogue on Water and Sanitation- Remarks by Dr Colin Tukuitonga
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Pacific Health Ministers address health consequences of a changing climate
SPC Director General Dr Colin Tukuitonga, French Polynesia’s Minister of Health Dr Jacques Raynal, and WHO Western Pacific Regional Director Dr Takeshi Kasai during discussions at the 13th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting.
Access to Public Health Services, a Pacific Priority
7th Pacific Heads of Health Group Photo At the 7th Pacific Heads of Health (PHoH) meeting, leaders declared that primary care and access to universal health care must be priorities for improving the health of the region’s population.
“Lighting Up Communities”: Documentary Highlights Work of SPC-EU Micro Projects Programme in Fiji’s Sugarcane Communities
Students at Arya Kanya Pathshala School in Ba practice handwashing techniques learned through the SPC-EU MPP Project.
New Ablution Block for Ba’s Arya Kanya Pathshala School
Over 400 school students at the Arya Kanya Pathshala School in Ba, in Fiji’s Western division, will now benefit from a new ablution block which includes new toilets, hand washing and shower facilities, following its opening in Ba today. The ablution…
SPC-EU MPP Project WASH in schools programme
Safe drinking water and clean toilets are extremely important for children’s health and contribute to the prevention of hygiene-related communicable diseases like typhoid.
Specialists from atoll nations gather in Tarawa to talk water security
Technical officers from different Pacific atolls met in Kiribati for an intensive week of training and knowledge sharing to improve their capacity to support the water security of vulnerable island communities. The one-week Atoll Water Security Workshop…