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…
Pacific alliance to combat mosquito-borne diseases
Photo: Oni Lewakulati (Fiji) separating female mosquitoes from males in the QIMR Berghofer Mosquito Control Lab. - Credit: PacMOSSI This content has been shared here with permission and was originally published on QIMR Berghofer website.
Tonga PGCFE training on EPI 826-02:Introduction to Health Information Systems(HIS)
This is a continuation of the Postgraduate Certificate in Field Epidemiology Course for Tonga which started in 2021 funded by the European Union (EU).
World No Tobacco Day 2022 focuses on health and environment
Today is World No Tobacco Day and public health champions around the world are marking this day by focusing on the harmful impacts of the tobacco industry on the environment.
Pacific Community-Led Health Missions Arrive with Critical Support to Tonga and Kiribati Grappling with COVID-19 Surges
Photo: Pacific Community health experts conduct laboratory training for COVID-19 testing with their healthcare colleagues in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. Credit: Pacific Community (SPC)
Prioritising mental health, selfcare, wellbeing and safety at work: an ethical imperative
April 28th is the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, and the Pacific Community (SPC) is commemorating this day by organising and launching a series of advocacy tools including selfcare journals, e-cards, and “3min Pacific break” videos that…
Strengthening radiology services in the Pacific Region- Meet Raymond Poe Esiason Laulu, a Radiologist based in Samoa
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.
Strengthening Health Services for COVID-19 Response in Kiribati
Ensuring there is continuity of essential health services while responding to increasing demands to prioritise and manage COVID-19 patients, requires extensive stakeholder networking, detailed planning, and coordination in countries with limited…
Creating opportunities and building capacity for Pacific women in Health
In the Pacific is the landscape changing for Women in health? We know that Pacific health systems and infrastructures are fragile but there is always room for improvement and to lobby for change, ensuring our national plans are providing equal…
COVID-19 response: SPC deploys health experts to assist Pacific Island Countries
The Pacific Community (SPC) is deploying a team of health experts from the Public Health Division to support requests made by Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), to assist with its COVID-19 preparedness and response. Today a team of 5…