Stat of the week: In Tuvalu, the unemployment rate was 24% in 2017
In Tuvalu, the unemployment rate was 24% in 2017. Tuvalu's main industries are fishing and tourism, and the country also exports small quantities of copra (dried coconut meat from which oil may be extracted).
Training for shipping of infectious substances is key to identifying health security risks
A series of trainings on shipping infectious substances is underway in the Pacific to help public health laboratories strengthen capacity and identify health security risks efficiently.
Stat of the week: the 2021 inflation rate in Tuvalu was 6.7%
The 2021 inflation rate in Tuvalu was 6.7%, up from 1.6% in 2020. The Inflation rate is the annual percentage increase of the cost of living as measured by the consumer price index. Consumer price indices are based on a representative basket of goods…
Keeping us all fed – The Pacific Food System
The term ‘food systems’ refers to interconnected activities involved in the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food. They are enormously complex and important. And while food systems are now globally influenced, their impacts are…
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…
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…
Pacific Health Ministers commit to strengthening health systems to meet current and future health challenges
The original press release was published on WHO website and was reposted here with permission.
Stat of the week: Tuvalu maintained positive GDP growth of 4.4% in 2020
Data for 2020 confirmed the impacts of #COVID19 on the world's countries' economies. Despite the pandemic, Tuvalu maintained positive GDP growth of 4.4% in 2020.
Strengthening Quality of Education in the Pacific
The 2021 South Pacific Form Seven Certificate (SPFSC) qualification was successfully administered in three Pacific island countries despite the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, 1,391 students at Year 13 level from Kiribati, Vanuatu…