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

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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

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“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

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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?

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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

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

Mosquito-borne diseases become climate reality in warming Pacific

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Climate change forecasters have warned for years that the warmer and wetter world created by the climate crisis will drive a surge in mosquito-borne...

WHO: Nations step closer to global guidelines on pandemics, disease outbreaks

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Governments agreed on a way forward to update disease outbreak regulations ahead of meetings to draft new global guidelines for tackling pandemics, the World...

Commonwealth countries work to move the dial forward on cervical cancer

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The theme for World Cancer Day this year is “Closing the Care Gap”. It is the same theme as last year, and indeed will...

‘No Jab, No Job’ to be removed soon: Fiji AG Turaga

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The “No Jab, No Job” policy in Fiji will be removed soon. This has been confirmed by Attorney-General Siromi Turaga Wednesday. The AG said the decision...

Tokelau border protects community from first case of COVID-19 since pandemic began

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The Ongoing Government of Tokelau has announced its first case of COVID-19 have been detected at the border of its northernmost atoll of Atafu. The...

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