Physical activity
SPC-funded physical activity centre opens in Tarawa PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Tarawa in Kiribati now has a new multi-purpose physical activity centre opened by the Hon Minister for Health Dr Kautu Tenaua, left, on 28 January 2011 in a special the ceremony organised by the country’s NCD Coordinator Dr Airambaita Metai, centre. Development of centre was supported by SPC NCD Programme funding as part of the Kiribati National NCD strategy to provide favorable environment in promoting physical activity in the communities. Community NCD Volunteers went through their aerobic routine at the special opening ceremony. Also attending were Acting Secretary for Health Mr Riwata Obetaia, other key NCD personnel from the Ministry of Health and community representatives. Representing SPC was NCD Adviser, Dr Si Thu Win Tin.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 February 2011 )
 
Physical activity can help reduce risk of some cancers—UN PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 07 February 2011

Two and half hours of moderate physical activity a week can reduce the risk of breast and colon cancers, according to new recommendations released by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) to mark World Cancer Day, which was observed on 4 February 2011.

'Physical activity has a strong role to play in reducing the incidence of certain cancers,' WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Non-communicable Diseases and Mental Health, Ala Alwan, said on the release of the agency’s latest Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health.

'Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for all global deaths, with 31 per cent of the world’s population not physically active.'

Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide after cardiovascular diseases, according to WHO. In 2008, almost 460,000 women died from breast cancer, while close to 610,000 men and women died from colorectal cancer.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 February 2011 )
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Open air gym a forerunner for Nauru's 14 districts PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 November 2010

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Stepping out: Nauruans take advantage of the new open air gym at the Public Health Centre complex built as part of the 2-1-22 Pacific NCD Programme supported by the governments of Australia and New Zealand. Nauru has plans to build these facilities in all of its 14 districts, thus providing venues for public communication and physical activity.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 February 2011 )
 
New centre in Tarawa PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

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NCD prevention and control volunteers go through their aerobic routine at the new Kiribati NCD centre in Tarawa funded under the 2-1-22 Programme. The multi-purpose centre was opened on July 27 by Kiribati’s Acting Secretary of Health, Mr Riwata Obetaia , in a special ceremony organized by the country’s NCD Coordinator Dr Airambaita Metai. Also attending were Director of Public Health Dr Revite Kirition, Assistant Secretary of Health, Ms Veronica Taake Binoka, and other key NCD personnel from the Ministry of Health. Representing SPC were Adviser—Physical Activity, Dr Si Thu Win Tin, and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Greg Keeble. 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 November 2010 )
 
How to promote physical activity in communities PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 April 2010

The following physical activity course materials have been developed and now published to support a one-week workshop for health educators and promoters. The purpose of the training materials is not to produce athletes or aerobics instructors, but to help participants be more effective at promoting a more physically active lifestyle in their local communities.workshop-manual-coverweb.jpgworkshop-workbook-coverweb.jpg

Workshop manual  Workshop manual 2010-04-14 14:55:43 2.21 Mb

Workshop workbook Workshop workbook 2010-04-14 14:55:03 1.31 Mb

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 30 November 2010 )