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We're growing rapidly, but struggling with NCDs—PNG PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 29 September 2011

Port Moresby, 29 SEPTEMBER 2011—Papua New Guinea’s economy is developing rapidly while at the same time the country is struggling with the burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases, Minister for Health and HIV/AIDS, Jamie Maxtone-Graham, says.

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UN hears Fiji’s plan to tackle NCDs PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Suva, 21 September (MINFO)—Leaders of 193 countries have heard the Fijian government’s plans to address and tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs) after Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama outlined this at the High Level Meeting on the prevention and control of NCDs in New York.

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Pacific in an crisis, leaders declare PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 09 September 2011

Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting Auckland have recognised the seriousness of the threat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) pose and have declared the ‘Pacific is in an NCD Crisis’. The leaders made the declaration in the Forum communiqué issued on 8 September. They expressed their deep concern that NCDs have reached epidemic proportions and has become a ‘human, social and economic crisis’ requiring an urgent and comprehensive response.

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Australia commits $25m more PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 09 September 2011
Australia will provide another AUD25 million over the next four years to help prevent and control chronic diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease across the Pacific. The announcement of this additional commitment was made by Australia's Prime Minister, Julia Gillard on 8 September while she was attending the 42nd Pacific Islands Forum in Auckland, New Zealand.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 September 2011 )
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Banning lamb flaps in PNG not simple PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 June 2011

Port Moresby, 3 June 2011—Papua  New Guinea has a lot of work to do before it decides on whether or not it should ban import and sale of lamb flaps in the country, the PNG Post-Courier reports. This was the conclusion reached at first ever intergovernmental agency meeting held on the subject in Port Moresby on June 2. The meeting was held in response to debates in Parliament and calls by public through media for the ban on import and sale of lamb flaps.

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