Defending the Pacific

Engaging communities to prepare for COVID-19

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Heading for training in Cook Islands, 29 February 2020.

The last places free of COVID-19

Tokelau

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Training in Tokelau, 16 March 2020.

Cook Islands

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Training in Cook Islands, airport workers, retail and holiday company reps, fire and rescue and emergency health services, 3 March 2020.
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Training in Cook Islands, airport workers, retail and holiday company reps, fire and rescue and emergency health services, 3 March 2020.
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Training in Cook Islands, airport workers, retail and holiday company reps, fire and rescue and emergency health services, 3 March 2020.

Niue

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1) WHO office in Suva, discussion on IPC training, 3 March 2020. 2) Handwashing training for school kids, 10 March 2020.

Samoa

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1) Samoa country office preparing for posters and communications material for Tokelau, 11 March 2020. 2) Director General of Samoa receives thermometers from WHO, 3 March 2020. 3) PPEs arriving in Samoa’s Health Emergency Operation Centre, 1 April 2020.

Containing COVID-19 in the Pacific

Fiji

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1) New testing kits arriving in Fiji CDC. 10 May 2020. 2) Medical equipment arriving in WHO office in Fiji, 3 April 2020.

French Polynesia

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WHO expert Sean Casey being interviewed by national media, 26 March 2020.
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1) WHO expert Sean Casey briefing the President and Ministers of French Polynesia at the Presidential Palace, 20 March 2020. 2) Training pilots on IPC and COVID-19, 3 April 2020.

Working in partnership — the Pacific JIMT

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1) OCHA preparing communications material, 28 February 2020. 2) UNICEF dispatched tents to Fiji to use as a fever clinic, 24 March 2020. 3) WHO briefing the Humanitarian Cluster on the COVID-19 situation, 4 March 2020.
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UN country team meeting in Fiji, reviewing COVID-19 situation, 12 March 2020.

Providing supplies

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1) WHO handing over PPEs to the Solomon Islands, 2 March 2020. 2) WHO staff dispatching medical supplies from Fiji to other Pacific countries and areas, 20 March 2020. 3) WHO preparing shipments of PPEs to be distributed across the Pacific to Ministries of Health. 16 February 2020.

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Written by

Official Medium channel of the World Health Organization, the United Nations' health agency

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization provides global leadership in public health within the United Nations system. Founded in 1948, WHO works with 194 Member States, across six regions and from more than 150 offices, to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable.

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