Stat of the week: In 2019, there was a 51% probability of premature mortality attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease in Kiribati

In 2019, there was a 51% probability of premature mortality attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease in Kiribati. Diabetes remains a major health challenge in the Pacific.

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Kiribati Ocean Science to Service Training & Stakeholder Awareness

​The Climate and Ocean Support Program (COSPPac) will provide training on oceanography, tools and products to the staff of the Kiribati Meteorological Service and ocean stakeholders.

Training for shipping of infectious substances is key to identifying health security risks

A series of trainings on shipping infectious substances is underway in the Pacific to help public health laboratories strengthen capacity and identify health security risks efficiently.

An unexpected treasure

Photo credit: SPC/Toga Raikoti  

An investment for the future - New study aims to strengthen teachers’ English literacy skills in Kiribati

A new study to explore the teaching practices of English Language teachers at the Kiribati Teachers College, the country’s only teacher training institution, has begun.  The study, which was jointly designed by Kiribati’s Ministry of Education and the…

KIRIBATI CENSUS ATLAS

Undertaking a Census of Population and Housing is a massive task for every Pacific National Statistics Office. It requires preparation, planning and logistical challenges especially when remote islands are involved. During November 2020, the Kiribati NSO…

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How fishers are Guardians of the Pacific

Did you know that the average consumption of fresh fish per person per year is 58 kg in the Pacific, compared to 19 kg globally? This highlights the critical importance of this resource for the region.

Keeping us all fed – The Pacific Food System

The term ‘food systems’ refers to interconnected activities involved in the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food.  They are enormously complex and important. And while food systems are now globally influenced, their impacts are…
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