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A call to action to eliminate cervical cancer in the Commonwealth

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Although treatable and preventable, cervical cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in some countries. Leading experts have called on governments to accelerate...

Marshalls launches big child health intervention

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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...

US$ 14 million World Bank Project puts universal Health care within reach for all...

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Families and communities across Kiribati will receive much-needed health support as part of the US$14 million Kiribati Health Systems Strengthening Project that has been...

Fundraise or die: how Fijians are crowdfunding lifesaving kidney treatment

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By Geraldine Panapasa Ten years ago, at the age of 21, Sashi Kumari was admitted to hospital and told her kidneys were failing. She was...

84 percent of Fijians suffer from premature deaths due to non-communicable diseases: WHO

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Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are becoming a socio-economic burden for Fiji as they account for an estimated 84 percent of premature deaths in the island...

Child stunting from malnutrition could increase in Pacific in wake of Covid, experts warn

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The loss of work and skyrocketing food prices, brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, could lead to an increase in child stunting in the...
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The Pacific food revolution will be televised

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By Mark Peter Notaras It was a great surprise and honour that Gordon Peake approached us to be the guinea pigs/first interviewees for Devpol’s...

Government of Kiribati prepares charter vessel to take water to desperate families in Banaba

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The Office of the President in Kiribati has today responded swiftly to desperate pleas for fresh water supplies from the people of Banaba. PACNEWS has...

First doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine administered to 10 Fijians frontline workers

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The first doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 10 frontline workers at the Nadi International airport today. Receiving the first ‘jab’,...

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Fiji prepares to welcome Forum Leaders to Suva for the 51st Pacific Islands Forum

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Leaders from across the Pacific region will be gathering next month for the 51st Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) and related meetings from 11-14 July...

Pacific Small Island Developing States call for stronger partnerships to sustainably manage oceans

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By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) are demanding greater action from countries responsible for increased pressure on marine ecosystems...

Marine and coastal ecosystems most threatened in the world

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By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal Pacific leaders attending the 2022 UN Ocean Conferences this week heard that 'Marine and coastal ecosystems' are the most...