2-1-22 Programme
Pacific NCD Forum calls for global action PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 18 October 2010

The Pacific NCD Forum on June 21-23 backed moves towards the UN global summit on NCDs, to include them in the MDGs and to create a global fund for NCD prevention and control. The meeting brought together 75 doctors, health workers, international organisations, NGOs and academics from 22 countries under the 2-1-22 Programme managed by SPC and WHO and funded by the governments of Australia and New Zealand. Pacific NCD Forum 2010 Report Pacific NCD Forum 2010 Report 360.05 Kb

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 February 2011 )
Regional action breaks new ground PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 14 September 2010

hplbannerweb.jpgSPC has introduced a new programme to its 22 member countries to help address the epidemic of non-communicable diseases in the region such as diabetes, heart failure and cancer. The 2-1-22 programme is a collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and is supported financially by Australia and New Zealand. Since the programme was established in 2008, it has resulted in:

  • the annual Pacific NCDs Forum
  • — 12 new national NCD plans and 80 per cent of countries and territories now covered
  • — 18 major contracts of up to AUD$500,000 over three years for national NCD plan implementation, strengthening national-level capacity to address NCDs

  • — 12 health professionals appointed as national NCD coordinators

  • — 78 small grants to 18 countries and territories for community projects to address the key risk factors. These include: Tobacco Control Summit (FSM), walking and fitness trails (Samoa), ‘Go Local’ food security project (FSM), community gardening (Solomons, Fiji, FSM, Wallis and Futuna), Physical Activity interventions (Niue, Nauru), Diabetes Education (French  Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna), Tobacco legislation implementation (Cook Islands, Tuvalu)

  •  — 10 country interventions 25 new country interventions on nutrition, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol controlmade to implement the global Diet and Physical Activity Strategy, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control  (FCTC) and Regional Strategy to Reduce Alcohol related harm
  • — 11 national, multisectoral NCD committees formed 
  • Modifications to taxation, progress  towards health promotion foundations and other sustainable funding mechanisms in four countries
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 23 March 2011 )
We can all do something to help turn the tide on these diseases PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr Viliami Puloka   
Tuesday, 06 April 2010

We can all help tackle the problem of lifestyle-related diseases in the Pacific. This is the key message from our Healthy Pacific Lifestyles (HPL) team.

Working with the World Health Organization (WHO) and development assistance partners AusAID and NZAID, SPC supports Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) in their efforts to reduce relatively high rates in the region of death from non-communicable diseases.

These include ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and diabetes. The causes are complex, including availability of foods, cost, attitudes and lifestyle choices.

Realities and priorities may vary from place to place, but HPL believes we can all do something to address the main risks. For example, we might improve nutrition, stop smoking, reduce alcohol consumption and increase physical activity. 

It’s about who we are – how we respect ourselves and others around us – today, tomorrow and every day. 

This new and developing website provides resources and information on the many regional and country initiatives tackling the problem of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Pacific. We welcome feedback on the site which should be sent to  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it      

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 September 2010 )
Countries, agencies work together PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 04 April 2010

sols.jpgPacific Islands Countries and territories (PICTs), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have joined forces to combat noncommunicable diseases in the region. Together they have developed the Pacific Framework for the Prevention and Control of NCDs which provides a combined 2-1-22 approach (2 organisations, 1 team, serving 22 countries). The main objectives of the programme are to:

• strengthen development of multisectoral national NCD strategies
• support countries to implement their NCD strategies
• develop sustainable funding mechanisms to deliver the strategies
• strengthen national health systems and capacity to address and prevent NCDs
• strengthen regional and country M&E and surveillance systems                                   

2-1-22 Project Brief 2-1-22 Project Brief 338.02 Kb            Pacific Framework Pacific Framework 1.25 Mb

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 February 2011 )
Combined approach designed to serve the region PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 09 November 2009

countries1.jpgThe joint SPC/WHO 2-1-22 approach on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) responds to priorities identified by Pacific Island countries and territories at key regional meetings. Directly serving the 22 countries of the region, SPC has taken steps with WHO to ensure a harmonised approach to implementing the programme. The two organisations have developed a joint implementation workplan, governance and management arrangements, and monitoring and evaluation procedures.

Guidance for this approach came out of the Pacific Ministers of Health Meetings jointly convened by WHO and SPC, annual meetings of SPC’s governing body (CRGA), the Pacific Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Meeting (Nadi 2007), the Pacific Ministers of Education Meeting in collaboration with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (Nadi 2007), the Pacific workshop on tobacco control (Oceania Tobacco Control Conference 2007), the Pasifika Medical Association Conference (Samoa 2007), and the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting (Tonga 2007). Consultations were also held during regional workshops and in country planning meetings in 2007 and 2008.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 10 November 2009 )