Autism support group to be formed in Nauru

The meeting was well attended by a good number of parents and guardians of children living with autism including community members according to a report by Nauru Media News NTV.

The purpose of the meeting is to form a group that will support and address the needs of children with autism including the needs of parents and care-givers.

National Coordinator from the Department of People Living with Disability Rhianna Duburiya and Special Education & Inclusivity Manager from the Education Department Elvira Hubert are working together to establish the group.

Nauru unveils World War II Monument

The monument also remembers the tragic fate of 39 people with leprosy who were towed out to sea on July 11, 1943 and never came back.

President Lionel Aingimea was accompanied by war survivor Gaouwa Daoe for the unveiling.

He said the monument is a tribute to the generation of World War II.

“It symbolises the hardship, the struggle, the threatening of our fragile population, the leadership, the determination, the stories of heroes and heroines that have been passed through generations and the remembrance that we as a nation will never forget,” the President said.

Team Nauru departs for Tokyo Olympics

The team travelled with the delegations from Tuvalu, Kiribati and Solomon Islands on the national airline Nauru Airlines.

The airline said it was proud to fly the teams to Japan, to stand side by side with the elite sportsmen and women of the world.

The Nauru delegation comprises of athletes Nancy Abourke who is competing in the 76kg women’s weightlifting competition and Jonah Harris who is competing in the men’s 100 meters track event.

U.S. Embassy offers grant opportunity to promote grassroots economic recovery in Nauru

The grant will support local organisations recover from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Chargé D’Affaires Tony Greubel said “With these Economic Recovery Grants, we hope to support local organizations in their efforts to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to proposals that provide innovative solutions and support communities across Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, and Tuvalu.”

Why Nauru Is Pushing the World Toward Deep-Sea Mining

Like many other small South Pacific nations, Nauru was devastated by colonial powers.

Over time, Germany, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan stripped the country of white gold, or phosphates, leaving large swaths of the land uninhabitable moonscapes of white pinnacles. The roughly 10,000 people who live on the island crowd along the coastline, the only fertile land left, and are threatened by erosion and climate change. For over a millennia, nesting seabirds sought refuge on Nauru and ensured the richness of phosphate, but now, they don’t come as often.

97 percent of adult Nauruan’s fully vaccinated

Public Health has tried to reach as many people as they could through the four week 2nd shot campaign. For two weeks after the campaign Public health tried to reach the remaining people who still did not come forward for their second shot.

97% of those who received the first shot have been fully vaccinated- meaning they received both shots.


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UK and WHO deliver essential medical equipment across the Pacific

The World Health Organization’s Division of Pacific Technical Support based in Suva, Fiji, and the WHO Country Liaison Office in Tonga are working to meet these varied needs alongside partners like the government of the United Kingdom (UK).

502 people yet to receive their second dose

The vaccination team is doing its job diligently to reach the targeted number and achieve 100 percent coverage but people are slowly coming in to get vaccinated while others visited at home by the mobile team say they have already taken their second shot.

Local trainee nurses needed to fill void in Health care

A total of 20 nurses will be selected through an interview and shortlisting process with the closing date for applications on the 16th of July.

Nauru Media News – NTV reports the selected first batch of 20 trainee nurses will be required to go through a new three year nursing diploma programme developed to train the new local recruits.

The programme is a collaborative effort with the University of Fiji and will be delivered virtually by the University of Fiji and hands on by local health professionals.

Nauru near completing COVID-19 vaccination

The President Lionel Aingimea says 7,457 people received the first shot and 6,779 have got the second.

He says the remaining 678 need to ensure they have the shot before the vaccine expires in 10 days.

The president says there is a high degree of confidence that nearly all adults on Nauru are now protected from the coronavirus.

The vaccination process took four weeks.

Those under 18, and so not eligible for the Astra Zeneca vaccine, make up about 40 percent of the island's population.