Health: Public Private partnerships bridging gaps for laboratory

Strengthening public private partnerships in health is important as it strengthens the continuity of quality and efficient health services delivery while bridging the gap when it comes to cost sharing, resources, human resources, and capacity development.

Pacific health laboratory staff certified to handle and ship infectious substances

The isolation of Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICT’s) are part of the regions appeal for visitors looking to escape city life for a while. But this isolation also creates unique transportation and knowledge management challenges which are…

Nature-based solutions shared through organic farming exchange

Representatives from Fiji, Nauru, Tonga and Solomon Islands that are members of the Pacific Organic Learning Farms Network (POLFN) have shared experiences with their Pacific French speaking counterparts in an exchange that covered best practices in the…

75 Years of Partnerships - The Pacific Community at 75

Photo: May 1948 - SPC's First session   When SPC was founded in Canberra, Australia, in 1947 there was no concept of cooperation between Pacific Island countries and territories and no regional organisation to support the well-being of their people. In…

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.  

Pacific NCD Youth Ambassadors: Getting youth involved in non-communicable diseases prevention and control

The Pacific Community (SPC) calls for application for the 2022 Pacific NCD Youth Ambassadors initiative. The initiative provides opportunities for the Pacific youth to share creative ideas, using their own language and creative thinking that could help…

Digital Response for connecting Citizens- “Supporting the Pacific Close the Digital Divides in Response to COVID-19”

The European Union (EU) and the Pacific Community (SPC) today launched a FJD 1.6 million project, Supporting the Pacific Close the Digital Divides in Response to COVID-19 (SPC DDR-COVID-19).

Advancing our Pacific health services for our Pacific people

I have worked in the Pacific health sector for the past 20 years and continue to witness our region advance and evolve with its health service delivery, resources, and health expertise and progress steadily towards the Healthy Islands Vision. The Pacific…

"To stay healthy, eat your colours" - A conversation with Solène Bertrand, SPC's Non-Communicable Diseases Adviser

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Strengthening health interventions in the Pacific through the years

Capacity building and strengthening of core competencies for public health is a priority of the Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN) since its creation twenty-five years ago. Throughout the years, the Pacific Community (SPC) together with…
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