The ‘hidden’ health danger of climate change

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

Professional development and training contributes to significant increase in Pacific women doctors  

Series of stories for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2022     In the Pacific, women represent 75 percent of the nursing workforce and 48 per cent of doctors – a significant increase of 18 per cent in female doctors in the past 10 years…

Health experts collaborate to provide support to Tuvalu amidst COVID-19 outbreak

Tuvalu was COVID-19 free up until October 2022 however since that time, reported community transmission of COVID-19 cases as of 24 November 2022 has now reached 2362. The Pacific Community (SPC) with funding support from the Department of Foreign Affairs…

World Diabetes Day: Why health education is important

Photo: Diabetes education session in Tonga, supported by SPC   This year’s theme for World Diabetes Day is ‘education to protect tomorrow’. It is a recognition that today we have more access to science literature and resources to improve the quality of…

World Health Day 2023

World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the auspices of the World Health Organization, as well as other related organizations.

Health: Public Private partnerships bridging gaps for laboratory

Strengthening public private partnerships in health is important as it strengthens the continuity of quality and efficient health services delivery while bridging the gap when it comes to cost sharing, resources, human resources, and capacity development.

2022 Subregional PPHSN Labnet Hybrid Meeting

Countries heads of laboratory service to reflect, provide updates and share lessons learnt on laboratory service management during COVID-19 pandemic.

Focused training in orthopaedic benefits health practitioners

A specialised training in orthopaedics focusing on hip and spine surgery has provided health practitioners an opportunity to strengthen and upskill knowledge in theory and practise.

Enhancing Climate Action at COP27

On the road to COP 27... Egypt's COP27 presidency vision is to move from negotiations and planning to implementation. Now is the time for action on the ground. It is therefore incumbent upon us to move rapidly towards full, timely, inclusive, and at-…

Strengthening radiology services in the Pacific Region: Meet Nalini Vandana Prasad, Medical Imaging Technologist in Fiji

A group of 22 radiologists from 7 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) in 2021, enrolled and completed the International Certificate in Radiology Fundamentals, in another step to broaden the region’s medical expertise. The Pacific Community (…
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