Reporting Positive Tests

Disease notification is the collection of reports of cases of illness required by law, which include information on symptoms, on demographic characteristics, and key risk factors.

It is a requirement in the Public Health Act for medical officers to inform the Ministry of Health about newly detected cases of notifiable diseases.

COVID-19 was included as a notifiable disease in 2020.

Other notifiable conditions in Vanuatu include:

  • Amoebiasis
  • Cholera
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Dengue Fever
  • Diphtheria
  • Encephalitis
  • Fish poisoning
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis, unspecified;
  • Leprosy
  • Leptospirosis
  • Malaria
  • Measles
  • Meningitis, bacterial
  • Meningitis, meningococcal
  • Pertussis
  • Pesticide poisoning
  • Plague
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Rabies
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Ross River
  • Salmonella
  • Shigellosis
  • Smallpox
  • Syphilis
  • Tetanus
  • Tuberculosis (other forms)
  • Tuberculosis, pulmonary;
  • Typhoid
  • Yaws
  • Yellow Fever

For COVID-19, please use this form to notify the Vanuatu National Surveillance Unit of a positive COVID-19 test result (either PCR or rapid antigen test). Notification will initiate case investigation and contact tracing.

Notification Form

Please use this form also to inform the provincial surveillance officers and the Vanuatu National Surveillance Unit of other notifiable diseases listed above (including suspected, probable and confirmed cases).

For any queries email: Vanuatu National Surveillance Unit on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.