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…

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…

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…

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”…

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…
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