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 …

SPC and WHO launch manual on surveillance and control of Aedes mosquitoes’ vectors in the Pacific

The Pacific Community (SPC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a manual for surveillance and control of Aedes mosquitoes’ vectors in the Pacific during a virtual meeting today. Mosquitoes of the Aedes genus can transmit viruses that cause…

Microbiology equipment distributed for anti-microbial surveillance and control

Over the past 2 months, Clinitek urine chemistry analyser equipment has been distributed to Cook Islands, Fiji and Nauru, enhancing the countries microbiology diagnostic capacity. Microbiology is the study of all living organisms that are too small to be…

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…

Tonga strengthens its medical laboratory handling services through certification of key officers

Tonga strengthens its medical laboratory handling services through certification of key officers  

Signature of a partnership agreement between France and the Pacific Community

Photo: Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, France’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Stuart Minchin, Director General of the Pacific Community (SPC)  

Emergency funding support to strengthen Pacific Island countries’ health security response capacity

‘Agence française de développement’ (AFD - the French Development Agency) is providing the Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN) with an EUR 2 million package of emergency financial support, designed to strengthen the epidemic surveillance…

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

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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