Stat of the week: There is 7.3 grams of dietary fibre in 100g of coconut flesh
In 100g of coconut flesh (Cocos nucifera) there is 7.3 grams of dietary fibre. The @WHO recommends adults consume 25-30g of fibre per day.
Taming the ever-evolving COVID-19 data through the Pacific Data Hub
Though less affected than some regions of the world, the Pacific has not been spared from COVID-19. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pacific Community (SPC)’s Public Health Division has been closely monitoring the global and regional…
Stat of the week: Total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the Pacific in 2020
25 260: Total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the Pacific in 2020 (11 countries recorded no cases of COVID-19). Explore more data:
Microbiology training to strengthen AMR Surveillance & Control & shipping of infectious substances training
Pacific Heads of Health Meeting
Dr Paula Vivili, Director of SPC’s Public Health division, discusses COVID-19 in the Pacific
Pacific countries strengthen border monitoring in response to African Swine Fever threat
31 March 2020 Papua New Guinea recently announced that its multi-million pork industry is now under threat after African Swine Fever (ASF) was discovered in Mendi, in the Southern Highlands Province. It is believed that the disease was transported…
Strengthening leadership capacity critical for nurses and midwives in the Pacific
Nursery and midwifery challenges and the leadership capacity of these disciplines must be strengthened at a national, regional & international level. This was the call from participants at the inaugural Pacific Heads of Nursing & Midwifery…
European Union provides 3 million euro to strengthen health security in the Pacific
The European Union (EU) has provided EUR 3 million (FJD 7.2 million) to the Pacific Community (SPC) to strengthen health security in the Pacific. The Public Health Surveillance Network Services to Strengthen Health Security in the Pacific project, which…
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - What is SPC doing to help?
The Pacific Community (SPC) is closely monitoring the novel (new) coronavirus (named COVID-19) outbreak that started in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China early December 2019 and continues to grow.