Partnership between Otago University and SPC sparks new opportunities for academics, research professionals, and experts

The University of Otago has formally partnered with the Pacific Community (SPC), the principal development organization in the Pacific which spans 26 countries and territories. SPC has supported the empowerment of Pacific communities through the sharing…

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

​Microbiology Training to Strengthen AMR Surveillance and Control and IPC in Fiji (Labasa): 03 – 14 August 2020

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…
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