The ‘hidden’ health danger of climate change

A Public Lecture by the Director-General of the Pacific Community by DR COLIN TUKUITONGA

COVID-19 is compounding the Pacific’s non- communicable disease crisis

Health experts were quick to identify that persons living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, heart diseases, hypertension, chronic lung diseases and cancers were more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with COVID-19.

Field Connections- How technology is supporting Pacific agriculture

Field Connections- How technology is supporting Pacific agriculture  Standing in the middle of a field around a withered plant, the Pacific Community’s Plant Health Doctors conducted their first virtual meeting as they continue their work on the…

Now available: Handbook on Pacific healthy dietary guidelines for people with diabete

The Pacific Community (SPC) has published a handbook on Pacific healthy dietary guidelines for people with diabetes, which is intended for health professionals and educators who provide health advice on nutrition and dietetic interventions for people…

Exchange of maritime boundaries data to boost fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance in region

Photo Caption: Solomon Islands patrol boat (03) closely monitoring a Vietnamese vessel (blue boat) which was caught fishing illegally in the Solomon Island waters in 2018.

Seeds Handover to Fiji Government and Launch of New Regional Initiatives Supported by MFAT and DFAT

This week the Pacific Community (SPC) handed over 350kg vegetable seeds and 400 tissue culture plants to the Fiji Ministry of Agriculture (MOA). The event was part of Pacific Seeds for Life (PS4L) and represented the projects first contribution towards…

Remarks by SPC DDG, Dr A. Aumua at the Launch of 'Pacific Seeds for Life' and funding for Regional Genebank

Check against delivery Statement by Dr. Audrey Aumua  Delivered at the Launch of 'Pacific Seeds for Life' and funding announcement for Regional Genebank Suva, Fiji 27 May 2020   The Honourable Minister of Agriculture Fiji, Dr Mahendra Reddy, His…

SPC Food Systems for Health and Nutrition Integrated Programme successfully completes online design workshop series

Participants of the Food Systems for Health and Nutrition integrated programme workshop series on Zoom. (Ed Boydell) Reflections by Karen Mapusua - Manager Operations at SPC’s Land Resources Division (LRD)

Supporting a more integrated approach to disaster management in the Pacific

Skilling Pacific communities for resilience

How do you upskill Pacific communities to take care of themselves during extreme weather events? And how do you get them to harness their traditional knowledge and skills in adapting to climate change?
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