SPC supports diabetes prevention in Wallis and Futuna
Written by Boris Colas   
Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Thursday 14 November 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia

Viliami Puloka in a training

SPC's Healthy Pacific Lifestyle Team Leader, Dr Viliami Puloka, shares important lessons on diabetes prevention with people from Hahake District in Wallis and Futuna.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 November 2013 )
Trade, Trade Agreements and Non-Communicable Diseases in the Pacific Islands
Written by Jacinta Isaacs   
Friday, 19 April 2013

 Published: March 2013

The Pacific islands have some of the highest rates of obesity and diabetes in the world, with obesity rates as high as 75% and diabetes rates as high as 47% in some countries. Increasing reliance on imported foods has contributed to an ‘epidemic’ of obesity and related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the region.


Several trade agreements currently being negotiated by Pacific island countries are likely to have a big impact on future ability to address NCDs and there is a need for closer engagement between the health and trade sectors. However, capacity development is needed to support such collaboration.


This report summarises the proceedings of a Sub-Regional Workshop on “Trade, Trade Agreements and Non-Communicable Diseases” held in Nadi, Fiji from 11-14 February 2013, which sought to address the need for capacity building to support such collaboration.

Last Updated ( Monday, 06 May 2013 )
One Talk 4 All unites Pacific youth and broadcasters
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
 Young people and broadcasters from Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and the Republic of the Marshall Islands came together last week for a powerful collaboration. Together they created media productions for, with and about youth and children, promoting action on climate change, violence, sexual health, healthy eating and school attendance.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 November 2012 )
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