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New off-road vehicles to accelerate malaria elimination in Vanuatu

Two new Land Cruiser pick-up trucks and four quad-bikes were officially handed over today to the Vanuatu Ministry of Health by UNDP as part of ongoing efforts to accelerate towards malaria elimination…  


FSM officials boost COVID-19 procurement oversight

In an effort to step up their mitigation of potential corruptions risks in public procurement in response to COVID-19, government officials in the Federated States of Micronesia went through a…  


COVID-19 prevention medical equipment handed to Nauru

The Nauru Government has received medical equipment and supplies crucial for its COVID-19 prevention and response. This was made possible through an initiative to support Nauru’s strategic response to…  


Ensure 81% coverage of long lasting insecticide treated nets in Vanuatu Programme: Results at a Glance 2020

Ensure 81% coverage of long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) in Vanuatu is a three-year (2018-2020) US$1.56 million programme supported by Global Fund and implemented by the UN Development…  


Multi-Country Western Pacific Integrated HIV/TB Programme: Results at a Glance 2020

The Multi-Country Western Pacific Integrated HIV/tuberculosis (TB) Programme is a three-year (2018-2020) US$11,368,713 programme supported by the Global Fund to strengthen control of HIV and TB in 11…  


Multi-Country Western Pacific Integrated HIV/TB Programme: Key Performance Indicator Results 2020

The Multi-Country Western Pacific Integrated HIV/tuberculosis (TB) Programme is a three-year (2018-2020) US$11,368,713 programme supported by the Global Fund to strengthen control of HIV and TB in 11…  


Hard-fought progress on TB in Kiribati at risk due to COVID-19

Under the World Health Organization (WHO)’s End Tuberculosis (TB) Strategy, countries around the world have set out ambitious targets to reduce the number of TB cases and deaths, as well as…  


UNDP digitally supports SIG Ministries respond to COVID-19 challenges

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through its digital transformation pilot initiative is supporting the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) and provincial administrations to connect…  


Using ‘sensemaking’ to calibrate our response to COVID-19

In February 2020, I was in New York for work and the buzz around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was growing and picking pace. A week after I returned to Fiji, the borders closed. Almost a year…  


The positive spin-off of a global pandemic in a Small Island Developing State

About a year ago, Fiji and its neighboring Pacific island countries watched in horror as the coronavirus pandemic began to hit bigger developed countries with crippling effects to their economies.…  

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