Addressing the mosquito menace in the Pacific

From 2012 to April 2023, a total of 98 reported mosquito-borne viral infection outbreaks and circulation have been reported by Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs). Seventy-two per cent (71/98) were dengue fever, twelve per cent (12/98) were…

Understanding antimicrobial resistance in the Pacific

Nurses together: A force for global health

Nurses Together: A Force for Global Health was the theme for the 4th Pacific Heads of Nursing and Midwifery meeting held at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi, Fiji, from 14 -16 November 2023. Nurses are at the forefront of health care and play a…

Pacific experts gather in Fiji to boost communication capacity during emergencies

Communication experts from American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu come together for the Pacific Risk…

The Pacific Community congratulates Dr Saia Ma’u Piukala’s nomination to lead WHO Western Pacific Region

Credit: WHO The Pacific Community (SPC) congratulates Honourable Dr Saia Ma’u Piukala for being elected as the next Regional Director for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Western Pacific Region. It is a historical event as he will be the first…

Advancing knowledge in field epidemiology to strengthen health interventions and security in the Pacific

Directors of Clinical Services focus on Pacific health workforce and education

Stat of the week: The median duration of breastfeeding for children born in the last three years was 20.9 months in Samoa

In 2014, the median duration of breastfeeding for children born in the last three years was 20.9 months in Samoa. This week is the World Breastfeeding Week. Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival. However,…

Why Pacific health representation at global platforms matters

Let’s not forget oral health!

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