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Monkeypox outbreak can still be contained, insists UN health agency

The monkeypox outbreak that has been reported in 16 countries and several regions of the world can still be contained and the overall risk...

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus re-elected to lead the World Health Organisation

The Member States of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, re-elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to serve a second five-year term as Director-General of...

Solomon Islands borders to open in July

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has announced the full reopening of international borders commencing on 01 July 2022. Cabinet has approved the reopening of...

Covid-free Pacific islands look to rejoin the world

Two of the last four remaining Covid-free nations in the world are preparing to open their borders to re-join the Covid world. The Federated States...

Digital Response for connecting Citizens – “Supporting the Pacific close the digital divides in...

The European Union (EU) and the Pacific Community (SPC) today launched a FJD$1.6 million project, Supporting the Pacific Close the Digital Divides in Response...

COVID-19 in the Pacific

By Sheenal Sharma A little over two years ago, countries were announcing border closures and lockdowns as COVID-19 cases started surging around the globe. In...

Tonga restrictions eased as COVID cases drops across the country

The Tongan Government has agreed to allow bars and kava clubs and certain face to face education in classrooms to open and put in...

Marshalls launches big child health intervention

A high-rate of malnutrition and growth stunting among Marshall Islands children has been a concern for many years. A survey jointly conducted by UNICEF and...

World Bank increases its COVID-19 assistance to Solomon Islands

With Solomon Islands’ COVID-19 situation having significantly worsened over the past several months – with over 14,000 confirmed cases and 141 reported deaths –...

From China to climate and COVID: does Australia really care for the Pacific?

Opinion by Hamish McDonald In the debacle of Canberra’s handling of the security agreement with China just signed by Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh...

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Fiji joins U.S-led Indo-Pacific economic initiative on eve of Chinese visit

Fiji will join the U.S-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework just days before China’s foreign minister lands in the country, giving the Biden administration a victory...

Australian Foreign Minister Wong warns Pacific leaders against dangers of division over China

New Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong is lobbying Pacific Island nations not to sign up to a sweeping multilateral security, economic and cyber pact...

New Zealand and allies allowed ‘vacuum’ to develop in Pacific, former foreign minister says

New Zealand and its allies have failed to listen to “alarm bells” about China’s growing influence, and allowed a “vacuum” to develop in the...