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Due to the public health efforts of Pacific countries and areas, the risk of measles spreading in Samoa and in other Pacific Island countries and areas has notably reduced.

Effective Control of Outbreak Helped Reduce Spread

In 2019, the Pacific saw the re-emergence of measles, with outbreaks declared in Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and American Samoa, and cases reported in Kiribati.
Masatsugu Asakawa, the 10th President of the Asian Development Bank.

ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa Assumes Office

Masatsugu Asakawa assumes office as the 10th President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) today.
Right now, there is a trade-off between lucrative fish exports and public health in most emerging economies. But there doesn’t have to be.

Fishing Can Be Profitable for Emerging Economies

People who live in developing nations don’t just need income; they also need nourishment.
Although Vanuatu is one of the least contributors of greenhouse gasses, the island nation has made a firm commitment in its Nationally Determined Contribution that by 2030 Vanuatu will have 100% of its electricity generated by renewable and sustainable energy.

Climate Change: the Greatest Threat to Achieving SDGs

For Vanuatu, climate change presents an existential threat to its cultural heritage, identity and fundamental human rights.
Miss Samoa's costume in the recent Miss Pacific Island contest that sparked social media debate.

Miss Samoa's Traditional Wear Clarified

The designer of the traditional attire worn by Miss Samoa, Fonoifafo Nancy McFarland-Seumanu, when she was crowned Miss Pacific islands has broken his silence over a social media storm surrounding the outfit.