The ‘hidden’ health danger of climate change

A Public Lecture by the Director-General of the Pacific Community by DR COLIN TUKUITONGA

Stat of the week: In Fiji, gross tourism earnings were only 3% of GDP in 2020

Did you know? In Fiji, gross tourism earnings were only 3% of GDP in 2020, a significant drop from the previous year (17% in 2019). This decrease was mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Practising what you teach: field-based training with SPC’s e-data systems

Bringing back the personal touch is important when following up online training. Scientists from the Pacific Community (SPC) develop e-data systems to be relevant to member’s specific needs, and how better to get to know these individual requirements…

Creating resilience through disaster-preparedness

Photo: Remivani Baravi with her husband, showing her backyard plantation as a means to be self-reliant after disasters Villages that are earmarked to relocate because of their vulnerability to severe floods, recently received resilience training with the…

Stat of the week: In Fiji, 19.61% of seats are held by women in the national parliament

Did you know? In Fiji, 19.61% of seats are held by women in the national parliament, up from 14% in 2015. These gender inequalities remain in many countries in the world.

Sharing health resources to reduce wastage

Every consumable product has a shelf life, and it is no different when it comes to health resources and medical supplies. Medicines and medical supplies tend to lose their effectiveness over time and lead to wastage. According to the World Health…

First ever Pacific disaster reduction declaration to drive political leadership and build a safer region endorsed by Ministers

Photo: Pacific delegates at the inaugural Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Ministers Meeting in Nadi, Fiji Pacific Ministers responsible for disaster risk management have sounded a call for collective, coordinated and accelerated action to reduce the…

Opening Remarks by Dr. Stuart Minchin, Director-General of the Pacific Community at the Inaugural Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Ministers Meeting 

Inaugural Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Ministers Meeting, 14-16th September 2022 - Nadi, Fiji  Opening Remarks by Dr. Stuart Minchin, Director-General, Pacific Community (SPC)    Chair, Honourable Inia Seruiratu, Minister for Rural & Maritime…

Welcoming Remarks by Fiji's Honorable Minister for Defence, National Security and Policing & Rural, Maritime Development and Disaster Management at the Inaugural Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Ministers Meeting

  Inaugural Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Ministers Meeting, 14th – 16th September 2022, Nadi, Fiji OPENING REMARKS FOR HONORABLE MINISTER FOR DEFENCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AND POLICING & RURAL, MARITIME DEVELOPMENT AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT Honourable…

Inaugural Pacific Disaster Ministers Meeting begins in Nadi

Pacific Ministers recognise the importance of strong consistent leadership and commitment to the resilience of the Blue Pacific at the Inaugural Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Ministers Meeting today. Government ministers responsible for disaster risk…
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