The European Union has contributed EUR€20 million as part of an agreement signed yesterday, to help health sectors across Pacific Island countries (including Tonga) respond to CoViD-19. “It comes at a time when PICs are preparing for the arrival of the first allocations of COVID-19 vaccines which are expected in the coming months,” said World Health Organization’s Director of Pacific Technical Support Dr Corinne Capuano.
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Tuesday 26 January 2021
Tuesday 12 September 2017
An agreement to achieve universal health coverage and address non-communicable diseases in the Pacific region was signed by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Pacific Community (SPC) on 8 September in Apia, Samoa.
Monday 21 August 2017
Four young Tongans have travelled to Noumea, New Caledonia, to learn how to produce a short film, as part of the Wake Up campaign to engage youth in combating non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The group were one of five selected in the Pacific region.
Friday 11 August 2017
Noumea, New Caledonia
The Pacific region will soon benefit from a new Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Science after an agreement was made by Pacific Island countries and territories at the Pacific Community’s (SPC) governing body conference, held in Noumea, New Caledonia late last month.
Friday 24 June 2016
A three-year initiative, involving education ministries in Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Solomon Islands, to improve education quality by increasing literacy and numeracy levels of students in the Pacific region, was discussed when education leaders from the three countries met in Fiji this week.
Tuesday 14 June 2016
Noumea, New Caledonia
In a first for the Pacific islands, Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson, was elected as President of the upcoming 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Monday 23 May 2016
Tackling the Pacific’s leading cause of death, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will be the focus of Pacific Island leaders when they meet in Nuku’alofa, Tonga between 20-22 June 2016. United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Helen Clark, will deliver a keynote address at the summit, which will be opened by HM King Tupou VI.