May 19 2021

A healthy diet is critical to the healthy development of a growing baby and pregnancy is an opportunity to promote good health and break the cycle of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Maternal pre-pregnancy obesity increases the risk of gestational diabetes and birth complications as well as predisposing the child to low or high birthweight and at risk of developing NCDs later in life.

May 5 2021

Seconds save lives – clean your hands! Are you washing your hands regularly? Hand Hygiene is one of the most effective actions to reduce the spread of pathogens and prevent infections, including the COVID-19 virus. Wash your hands for 40-60 seconds for with water and soap or for 20-30 seconds if you clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub. Remember clean hands, save live!

April 28 2021

Did you know that vitamin A is important for healthy eyesight? There is a lot of vitamin A in orange coloured fruits and vegetables such as mango, pawpaw, and pumpkin as well as in leafy greens.

Vitamin A deficiency is a big problem in the Pacific, especially in children.

Load up on orange coloured fruits and vegetables plus leafy greens to keep your vision sharp.

March 30 2021

The coronavirus can contaminate surfaces for a few hours or even up to several days. The virus can then transfer to your hands and to your face. To help reduce the spread of coronavirus, wash your hands regularly with water and soap, disinfect and clean shared surfaces and equipment regularly.