25th PPHSN Coordinating Body Meeting & EpiNet/LabNet Regional Meeting

​The 25th PPHSN-CB Meeting will be held on Monday, 24 July 2023, in Honolulu, Hawaii (USA). It will be immediately followed by the 2023 Regional EpiNet and LabNet Meeting from 25-28 July 2023, also to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii. The PPHSN-CB Meeting…

How a simple and robust communication network has improved Pacific regional epidemic surveillance

ABC Radio: Coronacast Pacific - Testing still key to controlling COVID in the Pacific

Testing has been one of the critical elements in global efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. Dr Eka Buadromo is the Advisor for Laboratory Services in the Pacific, for the Pacific Community. She says now that borders are open and there is community…

Formation à l'Investigation et gestion des flambées épidémiques

Il s'agit d'un module de formation du Certificat d’études supérieures en épidémiologie de terrain. Cette formation est organisée par la Communauté du Pacifique (CPS) en collaboration avec la Direction des Affaires Sanitaires et Sociales de la Nouvelle-…

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…

Partnership between Otago University and SPC sparks new opportunities for academics, research professionals, and experts

The University of Otago has formally partnered with the Pacific Community (SPC), the principal development organization in the Pacific which spans 26 countries and territories. SPC has supported the empowerment of Pacific communities through the sharing…

Stat of the week: There is 7.3 grams of dietary fibre in 100g of coconut flesh

In 100g of coconut flesh (Cocos nucifera) there is 7.3 grams of dietary fibre. The @WHO recommends adults consume 25-30g of fibre per day.

Microbiology training to strengthen AMR Surveillance & Control & shipping of infectious substances training

​Microbiology Training to Strengthen AMR Surveillance and Control and IPC in Fiji (Labasa): 03 – 14 August 2020

Taming the ever-evolving COVID-19 data through the Pacific Data Hub

Though less affected than some regions of the world, the Pacific has not been spared from COVID-19. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pacific Community (SPC)’s Public Health Division has been closely monitoring the global and regional…

Stat of the week: Total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the Pacific in 2020

25 260: Total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the Pacific in 2020 (11 countries recorded no cases of COVID-19). Explore more data:
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