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  • Supporting community-inclusive responses to HIV in the Pacific Jul 25, 2017

    Evidence has shown that HIV responses that are inclusive of community groups produce positive health outcomes, build community sustainability, are cost effective, and ensure human rights-based approaches that reach vulnerable populations.

  • Private sectors build partnerships for community resilience Jul 13, 2017

    Private sector organisations gathered at the recent Climate Action Pacific Partnership Event to discuss the importance of partnering with businesses to build community resilience, and better prepare for and respond to disasters.

  • New rapid diagnostic test for HIV and Syphilis piloted in five Pacific Island countries Jul 12, 2017

    A new diagnostic test for HIV and Syphilis is set to be piloted in five countries in the Pacific as part of efforts by the UNDP through the Multi-Country Western Pacific Programme to improve the public health response to STIs.

  • Be Empowered, Be the Change Jul 11, 2017

    Empowering a woman empowers a nation – this was recognized by women who were present at the recent Fiji National Women’s Expo and had the opportunity to access social, economic and legal services provided by the Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion (REACH) for Rural and Urban Fijians Project.

  • Fiji joins global talks to improve Access to Justice through strengthening legal aid services Jun 29, 2017

    “Fiji is one of the first developing countries in the world to take active steps to introduce aspects of the of the United Nations Principles and Guidelines on Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Processes into its legal aid processes”.

  • Empowering Women to Empower More People Jun 20, 2017

    A hundred women from Fiji’s Eastern Division could access social, economic and legal services and increase their awareness on the rights enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji during a workshop recently organized in Suva.

  • Local Government Resilient Development Network to Boost Risk Informed Development Jun 16, 2017

    With the adoption of the sustainable Development Goals, and increased commitment to resilient development, the local government plays an important role in localising and contextualising these global goals and turning them into pragmatic solutions.

  • Youths in Moturiki District recognized Constitutional values and rights Jun 9, 2017

    In Navuti village, Elenoa Naidoleca, a single mother of 5 and 9-year-old boys was among the others who met with the mobile service delivery team at the village hall. It was her first time to meet the officers and discuss her living situation.

  • Health agencies collaborate to boost response to dual crisis of diabetes and TB in Ebeye May 31, 2017

    With 466 cases identified per 100,000 people, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has one of the highest tuberculosis (TB) prevalence in the world. Despite many decades of efforts to eradicate the devastating disease, it has continued to spread in the overcrowded atoll communities fueled by poor nutrition, high rates of diabetes, substandard housing and poor health seeking behaviours.

  • Rural Producer - Market Vendors Eager to Learn and Upscale their Business May 2, 2017

    Local markets in Levuka town on the eastern coast of Ovalau are set up in tents towards the sea side and stretches out in the middle of town. There are around 80 to 100 market vendors operating at the town market who are from Ovalau and Moturiki Island in the Lomaiviti Province. All whom are also producers that bring their produce to the market on Saturdays and a few during the weekdays.

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