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Le chiffre de la semaine : A Kiribati, plus de la moitié de la population est couverte par au moins un réseau mobile 4G

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In Kiribati, more than the half of the population is covered by at least a 4G mobile network.

This is a great improvement on the estimated 10% coverage in 2013. Information and communications technology can alleviate the challenges of distance and isolation, especially during the pandemic for instance.

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Formation des acteurs de l'hygiène des mains pour une approche standardisée

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Infection, prevention, and control (IPC) focal points from Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga, Kiribati, and Solomon Islands successfully completed a 10-hour hand hygiene Gold standard auditors training. They are now recognised as the first cohort of IPC focal points in the Pacific as Hand Hygiene Australia (HHA) Gold Standard Compliance Auditors & Assessors, and are now able to train general auditors making the program more sustainable at country level.

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.

Laboratory Mentorship Programme: Two laboratory officers from Kiribati on attachment at Mataika House Fiji

SPC introduced a laboratory mentorship programme which consists of, among others, a 2-week twinning activity with pre-identified Level 2 reference laboratory. The laboratory mentorship programme focuses on tasks performed by laboratory officers in Level 1 laboratories. Managers and laboratory officers of Level 2 reference laboratories will also benefit from this programme as the tasks required to strengthen service delivery and achieve laboratory accreditation are essentially the same.