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Influenza outbreak in Vanuatu, Situation report No.1 10 June 2022

The Ministry of Health would like to confirm that the Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) cases reported through the national syndromic surveillance system have crossed the alert threshold in Port Vila and Luganville and therefore an Influenza outbreak is now in these two locations.

Malampa citizen received Health Services from Respond Global

The Malampa Provincial Health would like to inform all Malampa citizens to get prepared to received COVID-19 vaccination and other primary health services from the Respond Global.

Intra-Action Review for COVID-19 Response


Two-day meeting on Intra- Action (IAR) review for COVID-19 response in Vanuatu with the Ministry of Health COVID-19 response team puts way forward for better response in the future.

Confirmed influenza and no “second wave” of COVID-19 in Port Vila

The Vila Central Hospital has reported an increase in people with respiratory symptoms or influenza-like illness presenting to the Emergency Department that is not due to COVID-19. Test results available to the Ministry of Health today confirm that this is due to Influenza Virus Type A.

World No Tobacco Day 2022: Tobacco’s threat to our environment

The Vanuatu Ministry of Health is commemorating today 31st May 2022 the global campaign for “World No Tobacco Day” whereby the World Health organization and its member states around the world are appealing smokers to quitting smoking to date as a strong initiative for Free smoking and personal health gain.

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