Press Releases

Leptospirosis Press Release No.1 07th of February 2022

The Ministry of Health would like to update the public on the current leptospirosis situation in Vanuatu. As of the 4th of February 2022, a total of eight (8) confirmed cases have been reported to the National Surveillance Unit: five (5) cases reported in Sanma Province, one (1) in Shefa Province, one (1) in Torba and one (1) in Tafea Province. No suspected or confirmed cases have been reported from Penama and Malampa Provinces.

Malaria Press Release No.1 11th of July 2022

Ministry of Health declare Malaria outbreak in certain areas

The Ministry of Health has declared a Malaria outbreak in certain areas of Vanuatu. These are: North East and West Coast Santo, South East Malekula, Epi Island and South East Vanua Lava (Sola).

Revitalizing Primary Health Care Program in Vanuatu

The Ministry of Health in partnership with the World Health organization office in Vanuatu are working on revitalizing the Primary Health Care program in Vanuatu.

Influenza outbreak in Vanuatu, Situation report No.2 27 June 2022.

The Ministry of Health would like to update on the Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) cases in Vanuatu. The National Surveillance unit recorded 1924 Influenza like Illness cases with an increase of 107% from 13 – 19 June 2022.

Ministry of Health- Micro nutrient on spot training and distribution

The Ministry of Health’s Nutrition Program in Vanuatu, supported and trained 24 rural health facilities including village health workers in providing Multiple Micro nutrient powder (MNP) in Sanma Province.

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