Date(s) - 19 Apr 2017 - 24 Apr 2017
Hotel Novotel Suva Lami Bay
2017 Regional PPHSN Meeting / 21st PPHSN-Coordinating Body Meeting
‘Celebrating 20 years of Pacific Public Health Surveillance Networking’
Both meetings are organised by SPC in consultation with members and partners of the Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN). The meetings will be held from 19 to 24 April 2017, at Hotel Novotel, Lami Bay, Suva, immediately prior to the 5th Heads of Health meeting, convening at the same venue.
The primary objectives of the regional meeting are to:
- celebrate the achievements of 20 years’ public health surveillance in the Pacific;
- outline broad challenges related to the six PPHSN services: PacNet, LabNet, EpiNet, PICNet, Pacific Syndromic Surveillance System, and Capacity building – Strengthening Health Interventions in the Pacific (SHIP and Data for Decision Making (DDM);
- identify opportunities for action resulting from these challenges; and
- produce specific recommendations for the group to consider as it defines the strategic direction towards development of the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan.
PPHSN was formally established at the Pacific Islands Meeting on Public Health Surveillance, co-organised by the Pacific Community (SPC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), and held at SPC headquarters in Noumea, New Caledonia, from 11 to 14 December 1996.