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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017


Tonga eliminates lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem

A man with elephantisis

MANILA, Phillipines – August 1: 2.25pm ( WHO): The Kingdom of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean may be small in population, but it is kicking big goals in public health.

Regional policy count on second round of Grant Funding


SUVA, Fiji – August 1: 2.15pm (EU/PIFS):  A grant of FJD 150,000 will see Eugene Joseph from the Conservation Society of Pohnpei begin the fundamental process of community consultation to ensure a cross-sectorial informed policy development process on conservation in Micronesian.

Vanuatu’s gender and human rights peer review underway


PORT VILA, Vanuatu – August 1, 2.05pm (PIFS Media): As part of the Pacific Islands Forum’s commitment to strengthening governance systems across the region and the promotion of gender equality and human rights, a Forum team is in Vanuatu this week for the country’s first gender and human rights peer review.

3 countries vie for 2019 Pacific Games hosting

President Vidhya Lakhan and Chief Executive Officer Andrew Minogue (Photo: Nuku'alofa Times)

NUKU’ALOFA-August 1, 1.38pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Three countries have expressed their interest to host the 2019 Pacific Games.