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People in Kiribati at high risk to climate crisis and multiple health threats

Kiribati is one of the most remote and geographically dispersed countries in the world. It is also one of the most vulnerable countries to...

WHO chief declares end to COVID-19 as a global health emergency

The head of the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared “with great hope” an end to COVID-19 as a public health emergency, stressing...

Pacific Heads of Health urged to address region’s increasing HIV risk

Last week Pacific Heads of Health were encouraged to jointly address the region’s growing HIV vulnerability through investments in proven prevention, testing, treatment and...

Influenza B Flu outbreak closes schools in Samoa

Schools in Samoa have been closed for a further week as more than two thousand cases of the Influenza B flu have been recorded...

Measles outbreak in American Samoa declared public health emergency

American Samoa has issued a public health emergency after an outbreak of measles has spread across the U.S territory. As of Tuesday, there has been...

WHO says contaminated cough syrup made in India found in Western Pacific

Contaminated cough syrup made by an Indian company has been found in the Marshall Islands and Micronesia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on...

Climate change is our gravest concern: Forum DSG Manoni

“Climate change is our gravest concern and we continue to observe on an annual basis how this affects our region,” says Forum Deputy Secretary...

Vaccination programme aims to boost child mortality rates in Pacific region

Junior Tooma was only a month old when a deadly disease quickly took over his body - and one his family feared would eventually...

Who could be WHO’s next Western Pacific leader?

There are hopes a Pacific person will head the Western Pacific region for the World Health Organisation (WHO). It follows the sacking of regional director...

WHO fires director in Western Pacific accused of racist misconduct

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has fired its top official in the Western Pacific after the Associated Press reported last year that dozens of...

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Vanuatu Electoral Commission prepares for referendum with new regulation order

Vanuatu's Referendum Act, CAP 297 of 2006, has never been implemented since its development. In 2023, Parliament introduced proposed amendments to the Constitution, including Article...

French Senate endorses delay for New Caledonia’s provincial elections

The French Senate on Tuesday voted by a large majority (307 in favour and 34 against) the postponement of New Caledonia's crucial provincial elections...

Marshall Islands wants nuclear weapons ban pact amended

The Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands may formally seek an amendment of a U.N treaty banning nuclear weapons, before it considers acceding to...