Regional Archive July 2021

With Japan’s financial support, Pacific Island countries will engage communities on the importance of being vaccinated to save lives as well as tackle misinformation.

UNICEF and Japan Announce US$20.8 million Partnership in Fight Against COVID-19 in the Pacific region

This week, UNICEF and the Government of Japan announce a new US$20.8 million partnership to support Pacific Island governments with their COVID-19 preparedness and response efforts.
The caretaker Prime Minister, a man fond of bombastic rhetoric, has shown little evidence that he has contemplated the shattering fact that the people of Samoa have voted and decided that they no longer want him to run the country.

Samoa Observer: For Tuila’epa, What Follows Defeat?

When Australia’s second-longest ever serving Prime Minister faced a complete wipeout at the national elections after 10 years in power — even being voted out of his own seat — he realized that he had lost but only as part of a process much bigger than he was.
Dr Fong says maternal deaths at any time are a tragedy, and maternal deaths due to COVID-19 are a clear indication of the severity of this outbreak.

Two Pregnant Mothers Dies From COVID-19, Both Babies Saved

Fiji's Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong confirms two pregnant mothers are part of the 21 deaths from COVID-19 for the period of 14th to 20th July, 2021.
“Through this new road map, ADB will leverage its extensive experience in the transport sector and its strong partnerships in the region to provide transport support that improves connectivity, makes cities more livable, builds resilience to climate change, and spurs inclusive economic growth through regional cooperation."

ADB Launches Transport Strategy for Pacific

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a new strategy to help ADB’s Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) improve connectivity and tackle other core development challenges across the Pacific over the next 5 years.