Hiroshima survivor pleads for halt of radioactive waste dump in Pacific Ocean

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Japan is standing its ground over the planned discharge of treated radioactive waste from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean in 2023 despite strong opposition...

Covid cases in Tuvalu passes 400

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Covid-19 cases in Tuvalu have soared to 443, with 303 news cases recorded since Sunday. This is the first time the country has experienced a...

WHO records 140 covid cases in Tuvalu

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) says 140 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Tuvalu. A WHO spokesperson, based in Suva, said Tuvalu's first community...

Médecins Sans Frontières launches medical activities in Kiribati

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Médecins Sans Frontières or Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has started providing medical humanitarian assistance in Kiribati, as climate change exacerbates health risks in the...

Time to get off the couch, WHO warns, as 500 million risk developing chronic...

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Almost 500 million people will develop heart disease, obesity, diabetes or other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) attributable to physical inactivity, between 2020 and 2030, if...

Further pandemic support to the Pacific

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The New Zealand Government has announced further pandemic support for Pacific Island countries with vaccine boosters, COVID-19 anti-viral treatments, and by strengthening the capacity...

Tonga lifts health restrictions, ends two States of Emergency

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After two-years and six-months, Tonga has lifted most of its COVID-19 health restrictions, including that for international travel and the national curfew, effective from...

Climate crisis is a health crisis – Fiji PM Bainimarama

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-Climate crisis is fundamentally a health crisis. Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama made these bold remarks while delivering his statement at the Sustainable Surgical Systems...

Samoa Government scraps COVID-19 travel requirement

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It's official. All health restrictions for travelers including mandatory COVID-19 testing have been scrapped, allowing anyone to enter Samoa freely effective today, Thursday 22...

Noncommunicable diseases now ‘top killers globally’ – UN health agency report

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From heart disease to cancer and diabetes, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) now outnumber infectious diseases as the “top killers globally,” the UN health agency said...

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