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PNG get vaccinated: WHO

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging Papua New Guinea to increase its Coronavirus vaccination rates in its efforts to prepare for a Omicron...

UN rights forum’s action on climate and COVID-19 vaccines shows its relevance, says President...

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After one of the busiest years in the history of the Human Rights Council, President and Fijian diplomat Ambassador Nashat Shameem Khan insisted on...

UN chief: ‘We cannot defeat a pandemic in an uncoordinated way’

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Arguing that the world “cannot defeat a pandemic in an uncoordinated way”, the UN Secretary-General said on Thursday that countries “must take concrete action...

Treat Omicron seriously, Fiji Health Ministry warns

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-Fiji's Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong is concerned that people are not taking the new Omicron variant seriously. Dr Fong said more than...

Pacific to benefit from Australia’s new Moderna vaccine facility

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Australia will produce millions of doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine annually as part of a new deal that could have significant implications for...

COVID-19: Don’t underestimate Omicron, WHO chief warns

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The Omicron variant is “probably” now present in most of the world’s countries and it would be a mistake to dismiss the COVID-19 strain...

No return to normal without universal COVID jabs: UN General Assembly President

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The President of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday announced a New Year resolution on vaccine equity, calling on governments to come together...

Experts warn Papua New Guinea is potential breeding ground for new Covid variants

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Experts have warned that the next variant of Covid-19 to sweep the world could emerge on Australia’s doorstep, due to incredibly low rates of...

More than half a billion pushed into extreme poverty due to health costs

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The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to halt two decades of global progress towards Universal Health Coverage, according to reports released on Sunday from the...

French Polynesia vaccination law endorsed by Paris court

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The French Polynesian government says France's highest court has approved the local vaccination law, which will now come into force in January. Anyone working in...

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