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Monday, 15 June 2009

vili.jpgOur Healthy Pacific Lifestyle section head is Dr Viliami Puloka. Dr Puloka has broad international experience as a scholar of clinical and public health medicine. He was trained and worked in Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, Thailand the United Kingdom and his home country, Tonga. He was a clinical public health officer with the Tonga Government Ministry of Health for more than 15 years. In his most recent post as head of health promotion and non-communicable disease management in Tonga, he helped develop the national strategy to prevent and control NCDs. He was instrumental in the development and establishment of the Tonga Health Promotion Foundation, the OPIC Study Tonga project and the setting up of the first ProLead Pacific initiative. He joined SPC in 2006 as Physical Activity Adviser and became the team leader of the HPL section in June 2008. 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 30 November 2010 )
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Tobacco and Alcohol PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 14 June 2009

jeanie.jpgNCD Adviser - Tobacco and Alcohol, Jeanie McKenzie, has 20 years’ experience designing and delivering public health programs in the United Kingdom and Australia. She took up her position at SPC in August 2008. Jeanie has planned national health programmes for government and non-government organizations, and developed major national communication campaigns. In her previous position she was Director of Cardiovascular Health for the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHFA) in Sydney and prior to that she managed the Cancer Prevention Programme for the Cancer Council of New South Wales.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 September 2009 )
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Saturday, 06 June 2009
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Our most recent addition to the Healthy Pacific Lifestyles section is Natalie Girin who started in September 2010 as Project Administrator. As a Registered Nurse with a strong public health background, she hopes to contribute to the fight against non-communicable diseases in the Pacific. Natalie has worked in her home country of the United States of America and Mali, West Africa. Her past positions have included work as a case manager in an arthritis care program, public health nurse specializing in home visits to socioeconomically compromised clients and migrant workers, and in school nursing in the US and Africa. Natalie has a Masters degree in business administration and will put this to use in keeping the team organized and focused on their mission. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 November 2012 )