Multi-country Western Pacific Programme

The Multi-Country Western Pacific Programme is a multi-year, regional grant supported through the Global Fund that encompasses both a HIV/TB programme and a malaria programme.

The HIV/TB programme aims to improve the coverage and quality of HIV/TB prevention, treatment and care in 11 participating Western Pacific countries (Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu). This includes: prevention programmes for key populations; prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV; prevention, treatment and care services for HIV, STI and TB; addressing TB/HIV coinfection and multi-drug resistant TB; removing legal barriers to access; and community systems strengthening.

Key results - TB

Case notification rate of 108 per 100,000 pop. for all forms of TB in 2017 (target 107)

Source: UNDP

84% treatment success rate in 2016

Source: UNDP

TB results by country

Key results - HIV

HIV prevalence

Source: UNDP

83% of pregnant women knew their HIV status in 2017

Source: UNDP

60% of people living with HIV on ART in 2017 (target 58%)

Source: UNDP

Key results - Malaria

The malaria programme aims to provide universal coverage of long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) throughout the island nation of Vanuatu. The US$2.6 million programme will provide replacement LLINs to all households and strengthen monitoring and supervision of the malaria programme. By December 2017, over 220,000 LLINs are to be distributed to households and schools. A core component of the programme is building health sector capacity to ensure long-term sustainability, including strengthening financial and risk management, procurement systems for health products, monitoring and evaluation, training and health governance mechanisms.

147,000 insecticide treated bed nets distributed

Source: UNDP

27.5 mortality rate for children under 5 (per 1,000 live births) in 2015

Source: World Health Organization

Reported confirmed cases of Malaria

Source: World Health Organization


A short film about the Malaria programme in Vanuatu. The action takes place in Torba Province during the life saving mosquito nets distribution campaign of Nov. 2016 and follows a group of health care workers of the Vanuatu Ministry of Health.

Programme Sub-recipients