COVID 19: 20,000 posters to help promote hand washing in Fiji

The Pacific Community (SPC) has provided the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) with 20,000 hand washing posters in support of its efforts to mitigate COVID-19 transmission.

Dr Paula Vivili, Director of SPC’s Public Health division, discusses COVID-19 in the Pacific

"Working from home, but open for business" by Stuart Minchin, SPC's Director-General

In these times of great uncertainty for the Pacific, I would first like to reaffirm our commitment, alongside our CROP partners, to supporting our member countries and territories in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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…

Capacity development for strengthening public health laboratory services

The Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) are most vulnerable to health security risks brought by emerging and re-emerging infectious disease epidemics such as dengue fever or measles. Strengthening public health laboratory services is…

Postgraduate Certificate in Field Epidemiology Sub-regional Training Module EPI825: Epidemiology project

20 participants from 4 countries (Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tokelau and Tonga) will attend this 5th and last traning module of the Postgraduate Certificate in Field Epidemiology (PGCFE) capacity development programme. The PGCFE is accredited by Fiji…

EPI 823 – Outbreak Investigation and Management training module

This training module is part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Field Epidemiology (PGCFE) training programme accredited by FNU.

Upskilling Vanuatu health workers with epidemiology training

Twenty two Ni-Vanuatu health workers are undertaking another week-long training module on epidemiology in Port-Vila this week (19-24 June). This is the third of five training modules of the Postgraduate Certificate in Field Epidemiology (PGCFE) programme…

Agreement boosts disease response in Pacific Islands

Modules in disease outbreak investigation and public health surveillance, and a field epidemiology project, are part of a redeveloped postgraduate qualification programme that will strengthen public health capacity in the Pacific Islands region. The…
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