Health experts collaborate to provide support to Tuvalu amidst COVID-19 outbreak

Tuvalu was COVID-19 free up until October 2022 however since that time, reported community transmission of COVID-19 cases as of 24 November 2022 has now reached 2362. The Pacific Community (SPC) with funding support from the Department of Foreign Affairs…

Grants available for government, civil society and other gender equality projects

Photo: Crisis centres, women’s groups, civil society and other organisations, such as the Kiribati Women and Children Support Centre, are able to apply for grants being offered for gender equality projects in Pacific countries by the Pacific Community (…

Telephone counselling offers an improved lifeline for women survivors of family violence

Thirty-seven counsellors and safe house service providers in Papua New Guinea (PNG) can now better provide (GBV) telephone counselling services to women and girl survivors of family violence after a week-long skills training on telephone counselling ,…

Focused training in orthopaedic benefits health practitioners

A specialised training in orthopaedics focusing on hip and spine surgery has provided health practitioners an opportunity to strengthen and upskill knowledge in theory and practise.

Toolkit launch gives boost to gender in organic agriculture

Farmers and others involved in organic agriculture in the Pacific are set to benefit from a new training toolkit launched early this week in Suva, Fiji. The Gender and Organic Value Chain Analysis Toolkit will assist organic agriculture actors in…

The Pacific Way Podcast - S04 - E08: Creating the winds of change in Pacific Education

In early September 2022, the fourth cycle report of the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) was launched in Suva Fiji. Administered through the Pacific Community, over 40,000 students sat for PILNA in 15 pacific island countries and…

"It's like planting a seed"

Pacific’s largest literacy and numeracy assessment identifies room for further improvement

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75 Years of Partnerships - The Pacific Community at 75

Photo: May 1948 - SPC's First session   When SPC was founded in Canberra, Australia, in 1947 there was no concept of cooperation between Pacific Island countries and territories and no regional organisation to support the well-being of their people. In…

Pacific alliance to combat mosquito-borne diseases

Photo: Oni Lewakulati (Fiji) separating female mosquitoes from males in the QIMR Berghofer Mosquito Control Lab. - Credit: PacMOSSI   This content has been shared here with permission and was originally published on QIMR Berghofer website.  
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