We know many people are asking when vaccines will be available in Pacific countries. We anticipate that in 2021, demand will vastly exceed supply. But this doesn’t mean we should just sit and wait. PICs now need to focus on preparing, so they are ready when the first vaccines do arrive. This includes starting pre-registration for priority groups. It means making sure the systems are in place and working, for delivering vaccines and monitoring their safety and effectiveness. This requires investments to strengthen health systems, which will bring benefits beyond COVID-19. By Dr Takeshi Kasai.
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Thursday 28 January 2021
The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on all countries to play their part in distributing CoViD-19 vaccines equally.
Thursday 21 May 2020
Dressed in a Tongan designed shirt, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus dedicated his closing speech of the 73rd World Health Assembly in Switzerland on 19 May, to a Tongan nurses choir, who were supposed to perform at the conference but were unable to travel due to coronavirus restrictions.
Wednesday 12 June 2019
Several Asian countries are experiencing unusually high numbers of dengue cases for this time of year. With the rainy season approaching, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for action to minimize illness and deaths from dengue.
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.
Sunday 30 March 2003
The fifth meeting of the Ministers of Health for the Pacific began in Nuku‘alofa on March 9, attended by 13 Ministers of Health and health representatives from 18 Pacific Island countries. The meeting is held every two years and is a forum where the Ministers discuss health issues that are of great concern to the people of the region. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.