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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…

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)

SPC addresses Pacific pests, diseases and health risks through new virtual training

  The Pacific Community (SPC) this week took another stride toward combating the emergence of pests, diseases, and health risks such as African Swine Fever (ASF) through the organisation of a regional training focused on strengthening and improving…

Addressing coconut damage and recovery after volcanic eruptions

The volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga remind us of the power of nature and the vulnerability of small Pacific Island communities.  The immediate consequences of ash and destruction are spectacular, but the longer-term effects and disruption of…

Agriculture recovery information sheets distributed to Tongans and regionally after calamitous eruption

The massive eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’aipi volcano in January 2022 has devastated communities and will have far-reaching effects on Tonga agriculture. SPC’s Land Resources Division (LRD) has responded by consulting its agriculture and soil…

Agriculture: Tonga Recovery Factsheets

The massive eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’aipi volcano in January 2022 has devastated communities and will have far-reaching effects on Tonga agriculture. SPC’s Land Resources Division (LRD) has responded by consulting its agriculture and soil…

In the aftermath of Tonga's Hunga volcano eruption: A PW Podcast

S04-E01: In the aftermath of Tonga's Hunga volcano eruption On Saturday 15 January 2022, the Hunga volcano erupted sending a plume of ash and volcanic gas 30 kilometers into the atmosphere and generating tsunami waves across the Pacific. The full impact…

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…
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