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20 Jul 2018 description

Authorities in Fiji have started releasing batches of infected mosquitoes around Suva in a bid to control diseases like dengue.

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18 Jul 2018 description

The wait for assistance after Cyclone Gita is adding to the stress of Tongans who suffered losses in the February storm, an NGO says.

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12 Jul 2018 description

Vanuatu's government has been urged to address the worsening situation faced by students relocated from volcano-affected Ambae Island.

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11 Jul 2018 description

Papua New Guinea's national planning minister says the government has 18 months to vaccinate 80 percent of children against polio.

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14 Jun 2018 description

The number of dengue cases in Fiji has fallen in the past six weeks, the Health Ministry says.

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07 Jun 2018 description

One child has died and nearly 500 people have become unwell in Kiribati over the last two months due to suspected dengue fever.

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07 Jun 2018 description

The World Mosquito Programme says new funding from New Zealand will help protect two of Fiji's major population centres from dengue, chikungunya and zika.

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28 May 2018 description

Precautions against the spread of dengue fever are underway on Rapa Nui after an outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease.

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26 May 2018 description

Papua New Guinea's emergency controller says the response to February's Highlands earthquake is mostly shifting focus from relief to recovery.

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24 May 2018 description

Vanuatu's national co-ordinator for emergency medical teams says the threat of infectious disease is an acute concern on the volcanically active Ambae Island.

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23 May 2018 description

A baby has died of dengue fever in New Caledonia.

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15 May 2018 description

Two people on the French Pacific island of Futuna have been taken to hospital and put into isolation after they were diagnosed with dengue.

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02 May 2018 description

Refugees detained by Australia in Papua New Guinea say a private hospital in Port Moresby is their new primary healthcare provider on Manus Island.

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30 Apr 2018 description

The company International Health and Medical Services, or IHMS, says its contract to provide healthcare to refugees detained by Australia on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island ends today.

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30 Apr 2018 description

Officials in Wallis and Futuna have held an urgent meeting to discuss the spread of dengue.

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16 Apr 2018 description

A Bangladeshi asylum seeker has been medivacced to Australia, after being badly injured in a traffic accident on Nauru last week.

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10 Apr 2018 description

A peace deal is being brokered between warring tribes in Papua New Guinea's quake affected Hela province.

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05 Apr 2018 description

Cyclone Josie has delayed vaccinations against an outbreak of meningitis at a Fiji high school.

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30 Mar 2018 description

Tonga has recorded 124 cases of dengue since the beginning of the year.

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28 Mar 2018 description

A school in Fiji has closed for the rest of the week after an outbreak of meningitis.

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