News - Solomon Islands
19 Jan 2017
The Solomon Islands Red Cross has so far reached thousands of people in an awareness campaign aimed at curbing the spread of dengue fever. An outbreak of dengue was declared in the Solomons on 8...
10 Jan 2017
Australia and Solomon Islands today signed an agreement of up to AU$66 million (SB$377 million) over four years (2017 to 2020) for the Solomon Islands Health Sector. The Australian funding will...
3 Jan 2017
Emergency response efforts to earthquake affected communities in Solomon Islands, Makira province, are continuing to be supported by UNICEF, with the provision of education, water and hygiene...
15 Dec 2016
Approximately 7000 people across 3 provinces are reported to have been affected by earthquakes in the Solomon Islands. The latest update from disaster authorities in the country also indicate...
14 Dec 2016
This year, Solomon Islands launched its first ever Family Protection Act. For the first time, domestic violence is explicitly outlawed. Previously, the only option for women who experienced...
12 Dec 2016
World Vision in Solomon Islands says disaster preparedness was key in saving lives after the country was rattled by two powerful earthquakes. On Friday, a magnitude-7.8 tremor struck off Makira...
8 Dec 2016
• A powerful 7.8 quake hit near the Solomon Islands• Reports of damage are starting to emerge• A tsunami alert throughout the South Pacific has been lifted• New Zealand is no longer under...
20 Oct 2016
At a meeting of some of the world's best disaster management experts on the planet, it was a Solomon Islands nurse who blew everyone away. At Darwin's National Critical Care and Trauma Response...
7 Oct 2016
UNFPA Pacific, Honiara (Solomon Islands) October 05, 2016 – Health workers in the maternal health care field are advancing their knowledge and capacity in a two-day training provided by the...
20 Sep 2016
The discovery of previously unknown asbestos after a hospital fire in Solomon Islands has sparked a call for a Pacific-wide ban of the toxic substance. Gizo Hospital, in the country's west, had...