SPC supports diabetes prevention in Wallis and Futuna
Ecrit par Boris Colas   
13-11-2013
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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.


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Trade, Trade Agreements and Non-Communicable Diseases in the Pacific Islands
Ecrit par Jacinta Isaacs   
19-04-2013
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 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.

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One Talk 4 All unites Pacific youth and broadcasters
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13-11-2012
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 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.
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