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Kiribati: Country Facts
BBC: Kiribati Country Profile
Facts: population, area, language, religion, life expectancy, historical timeline.
2017 Gender statistics
Comprehensive information from the Ministry of Finance and Economics of Kiribati.
This easy to read document lists statistics of how many men and women are represented in various industries, education, health, public life and others. It also list human rights of women and girl children and population size.
Kiribati Government Website
Open the Business and Civil Society tabs of this site to explore areas of interest that relate to the issues around the SDGs.
Health and Well-Being
Commonwealth Health Online
A site that provides information about:
- child and maternal health
- communicable and no-communicable diseases
- mental health
- health systems
- current health issues and progress
WHO: Country co-operation strategy at a glance
This PDF outlines the health problems facing Kiribati and the policies to address the issues by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
World Health Organisation (2017). Country Cooperation Strategy at a Glance Kiribati. [online] World Health Organisation. Available at: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/
10665/136905/ccsbrief_kir_en.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y [Accessed (date)].
Common diseases in Kiribati
The Ministry of Health in Kiribati provides free hospital services and public health and nursing services on the island and tries to focus on disease prevention and education. Yet, the persistence of urban poverty, climate change and poor water quality have led to a nearly constant influx of disease on the island.
Climate and Health Country Profile
Read the summaries and key findings in this PDF.
Copy this citation for a bibliography:
World Health Organisation (2018). Climate and Health Country Profile Kiribati 2017. [online] World Health Organisation. Available at: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/
10665/260411/WHO-FWC-PHE-EPE-15.51-eng.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y [Accessed (date)].
Clean water and sanitation
Hunger in Kiribati
Kiribati has made great strides in combating hunger; however, the growing issue of climate change is drastically affecting food sources and slowing the achievement of hunger reduction goals.
Agriculture in Kiribati
Brief information about the crops grown on Kiribati and the program to develop the livestock industry of pigs, poultry and goats.
Kiribati buys land in Fiji to secure food security
Kiribati has confirmed plans to buy land in Fiji to ensure food security for the island's population against the effects of climate change.
President Anote Tong says the 6,000 acres of land in Fiji's Vanua Levu will be used to plant food crops, not to relocate Kiribati residents.
Gender Equality: action programs
Women lead food and water project
A story about Kaai, a young woman who has taken the lead in her community to access clean water and grow nutritious food.
Kaai learned gardening techniques and attended cooking demonstrations, where she learned how to prepare meals using her own produce.
Kaai also has access to a water point now. This means she no longer has to fetch water from long distances for drinking, cooking or washing.
“I am happy to say that the project has given me an opportunity to learn how to cook nutritious dishes,” said Kaai. “Having different kinds of vegetables to eat supplements the loss of fish in times of bad storms.”
Causes of poverty in Kiribati
The economy of Kiribati depends mostly on fishing, cutting copra (dried coconut kernels) and agriculture. In the more urban South Tarawa, land and fishing resources are almost completely depleted, and there is a serious lack of job opportunities.
This article identifies 8 causes of poverty in Kiribati.
Save Kiribati: What does poverty mean?
A thought-provoking article questioning what it means to be poor in Kiribati.