Working together on the COVID-19 crisis: CROP Statement

Working together on the COVID-19 crisis

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

COVID-19: Pacific Community Updates

This page will be regularly updated as new information is received  The COVID-19 (COrona VIrus Disease 2019) outbreak was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020. Globally, nations are taking actions to reduce and …

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.

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…

Workshop 2 on the development of the ‘Manual on surveillance and control of Aedes vectors in the Pacific’

The specific objectives of the Manual are: An easy-to-follow reference guide for surveillance and control of Aedes vectors that is appropriate to the various contexts of Pacific Island countries and territories A document that can serve as a reference…

Laboratory Mentorship Programme: Two laboratory officers from Kiribati on attachment at Mataika House Fiji

  SPC introduced a laboratory mentorship programme which consists of, among others, a 2-week twinning activity with pre-identified Level 2 reference laboratory. The laboratory mentorship programme focuses on tasks performed by laboratory officers in…

Tackling infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance through One Health

Public health is everyone’s health. It involves not just the human health system but also the health of our animals and our ecosystem. In Nadi, the regional meeting of the Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN, which ended on Friday (7 June…
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