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Papua New Guinea HIV rates skyrocket, 91% increase since 2020

Posted on 08 December 2023

At the end of 2019, there were 3,300 new cases of HIV in PNG, with a prevalence rate of 0.85% among 15–49-year-olds. New reports reveal in 2022 there was around 6,500 cases. This was…
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Bangladesh’s 2023 Dengue Fever outbreak the most extreme in decades

Posted on 05 October 2023

Reports have revealed that over 1000 people have died of Dengue Fever in Bangladesh this year – quadrupling last year’s numbers, and making it the worst outbreak since 2000. Save the Children have reported that…
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Concern for millions of children unvaccinated in the Middle East and North Africa

Posted on 03 May 2023

A recent press release from UNICEF reveals that between 2019-2021, over 4.3 million children in North Africa and the Middle East did not receive a single measles vaccine dose, and 3.8 million…
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Celebrating Maternal Mental Health Day

Posted on 03 May 2023

May 3 marks World Maternal Mental Health Day, which aims to raise awareness, and change policy and attitude, around women's mental health before and after childbirth. In many countries, up to…
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WHO and UNICEF establish cholera vaccination programme in Syria

Posted on 16 March 2023

It has been announced that 1.7 million cholera vaccines will be administered to individuals aged one year and older in Syria. WHO and UNICEF are working alongside the Syria Immunisation Group and…
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High rates of maternal mortality reflects global disparities

Posted on 01 March 2023

The United Nations Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group has estimated in their new report that a woman dies every 2 minutes due to pregnancy. The data spans mortality in childbirth from…
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Development in Pacific eye health research

Posted on 15 February 2023

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ and University of Auckland have collaborated on a research project ‘State of Eye Health in the Pacific’ to help target vision impairment and blindness.

“Eye health…
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Posted on 20 April 2021

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CID would like to thank Oxfam Australia who has shared their Child Safeguarding Toolkit (see link above). You’ll find a number of…
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CID Weekly: Who's getting the vaccine, Samoa election, upcoming CID Talks

Posted on 13 April 2021

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The above graph shows the rolling 7-day average of COVID vaccine doses administered per 100 people. 

*Oceania includes all countries in the Pacific, including New…
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Urgent Need for Vaccine in Palestine

Posted on 13 April 2021

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Only 2 per cent of the population in Palestinian territories have been vaccinated, and the virus is…
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