Saved from the Unknown

One in four women with cervical cancer live in what the World Health Organisation (WHO) defines as the ‘Western Pacific Region’, a collection of Asia and Pacific Island states and territories. An estimated 145,700

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NZ-designed sustainable technology supporting eye health in Papua New Guinea

A New Zealand-designed and built solar energy solution will now ensure critical eye surgery in Papua New Guinea can continue safely. The innovative solar system in a box, commissioned by The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ,

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Tonga lifts most COVID health restrictions

After two-years and six-months, Tonga has lifted most of its COVID-19 health restrictions, including that for international travel and the national curfew, effective from September 27. The border has now fully

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Climate finance, economic recovery features on day one of US-Pacific leaders summit

Pacific Islands leaders have completed their first day of meetings with the U.S. administration of President Joe Biden, with economic issues, health and COVID-19 vaccine distribution, and climate change on the agenda.

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Chuuk in FSM loses COVID-free status

Chuuk, in the Federated States of Micronesia, is no longer a COVID-free state, with 480 infections reported as of September 26, the office of the Governor of Chuuk announced. Out of the total infections confirmed, there

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PNG Health sector faces ‘serious shortfall in manpower’: Kapavore

Papua New Guinea Shadow Minister for Health and Public Service, Elias Kapavore has supported comments made by the Health Minister Dr Lino Tom and Health Secretary Dr Liko, to review and repeal the recent amendment to

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Kiribati could establish aged care hub to meet Australian demand

The Kiribati Government is planning to establish a hub for aged care students at the School of Nursing and Health in Bikenibeu. This was confirmed by the Minister for Employment and Human Resource, Taabeta Amuera Teakai

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Opinion: Shifting the dial on child malnutrition in the Pacific and Timor-Leste

As donors seeking to support development impact in the Pacific, the Australian government cannot afford to ignore the challenge of child undernutrition and its deep and long-lasting impacts on the Pacific region’s

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Kiribati drought at critical stage says UNICEF

Fears of malnutrition and other illnesses are mounting in Kiribati as the country grapples with an ongoing drought. The Kiribati government in June declared a state of disaster after the discovery of high salinity

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Niue premier warns against falsifying travel documents

The Niue government is concerned as allegations emerge of passengers falsifying travel application requirements while the Health Department continues investigations into the origin of the index case of the current

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Marshall Islands praised for ‘unprecedented’ COVID response

United States-based medical doctors praised the Marshall Islands for an “unprecedented” response to its first COVID outbreak, as the positive case numbers declined dramatically this week after a record-setting first

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RMI face public health emergency: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the COVID outbreak in the Marshall Islands a Public Health Emergency. A total of 1,391 new cases of the virus were recorded in the latest 24-hour reporting period. Six

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