ABC Radio: Coronacast Pacific - Les tests restent essentiels pour contrôler le COVID dans le Pacifique

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ABC Radio: Coronacast Pacific - Testing still key to controlling COVID in the Pacific

Testing has been one of the critical elements in global efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. Dr Eka Buadromo is the Advisor for Laboratory Services in the Pacific, for the Pacific Community. She says now that borders are open and there is community transmission testing is a vitally important tool to help keep cases low.

Duration: 5min

Transformer les meilleures pratiques en approches concrètes pour la prévention et le contrôle des infections

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Putting best practices into practical approaches for infection, prevention, and control

Health experts from the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Public Health Division were recently deployed to Kiribati to assist with COVID-19 response.

17 mai 2021

Infection prevention and control (IPC) measures implemented by healthcare facilities play an important role in controlling the transmission of COVID-19, other infectious diseases and healthcare associated infections including antimicrobial resistance.

A two-day IPC workshop was held earlier this month with health care workers at the Prince Ngu Hospital in Vava’u Tonga.

28 avril 2021

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The COVID pandemic has created many challenges to Pacific health systems, among these is increasing demand for expanding for testing. Although testing facilities do exist in the Pacific, most were designed to screen primarily for TB. As a result, there is pressing need to repurpose these facilities or add new capacity to meet the demands COVID has created.