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Ensuring uninterrupted HIV, TB and malaria services in the time of COVID-19

The health community in the Western Pacific is adapting to make sure vulnerable populations are not left behind  


‘Keeping ourselves safe from malaria’

How long-lasting insecticidal nets are bringing Vanuatu ever closer to being malaria-free  


Global Fund investments in Afghanistan’s medical labs prove vital in COVID-19 response

As the world copes with one of the most catastrophic pandemics of modern times, laboratory services and testing capabilities are proving to be most critical in tackling the COVID-19 outbreak.  


Harnessing sports to raise awareness on HIV & STIs

Sport is increasingly being used as an effective tool to respond to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Samoa.  


Miss Galaxy Pageant blazes a trail for acceptance of trans women in Tonga

As a result of widespread social stigma, discrimination, violence and abuse, transgender people are often pushed to the margins of society and are unable to access the social services, including…  


Tackling TB in Tuvalu: Reaching the ‘missing’ cases by boat and by bike

No-one should be left behind in the fight to end tuberculosis (TB), which is now the world’s most infectious and deadly disease. Yet in 2017, 3.6 million people with TB were ‘missed’ by health systems…  


“It’s all about the health of my people”

Working to improve the public’s health is no easy task. This difficulty is magnified when the populations that are being targeted are groups marginalized by society, such as men who have sex with men,…  

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