Tonga Constitution Day

Tonga looks to strengthen its impact-based forecasting capabilities

Photo: The staff of the Tonga Meteorological Services together with the expert team from SPC, NIWA and the GeoOcean-UC team during the photo session of this training at the Observatory Site, Tonga MET Office, Fua’amotu.  

Pacific experts helping to drive global sustainable energy solutions and certifications for small Islands and Territories

The global economic crisis has seen inflation take a toll on key sectors across the Pacific, and the regions energy sector has been one of the hardest hit. The case for reducing reliance on imported fossil fuels and transitioning towards sustainable…

'Positive Sei’ bringing hope to homes on the airwaves

Tonga was still picking up the pieces after the Hunga volcanic eruption and tsunami waves when the pandemic reached its shores. The volcano’s ashfall had damaged roads, polluted water and destroyed crops. The tsunami waves battered homes and strewn…

Mapping our Pacific Geospatial Future

Imagine a world without maps. It’s hard to do. Humans are born map-makers, instinctively looking for landmarks, making sense of patterns, and forming connections when we venture beyond our known environment.

Tonga One Health and Vector-borne Diseases Workshop

​The One Health approach relies on the interdependency of human, animal and environmental health. Zoonotic disease surveillance, management and control are better managed using a cross-sector, transdisciplinary approach. Of particular interest, the…

Overcoming the Pandemic: Regional Commitment to build a brighter future for Pacific children

The Pacific Community (SPC) will be launching the results of the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA), on 8 September during the International Literacy Day celebrations, using a more interactive digital reporting version that will be…

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). 

National planning for disaster risks needs better data collection

 This news has been originally published on the Matangitonga website and republished here with permission.

Hand hygiene auditor training for a standardized approach

Infection, prevention, and control (IPC) focal points from Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga, Kiribati, and Solomon Islands successfully completed a 10-hour hand hygiene Gold standard auditors training. They are now recognised as the first cohort of IPC focal points…
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