Funded by France and NZAID



The purpose of PREPARE is to improve and strengthen epidemic surveillance and response in the Pacific Island region.



Background & objectives


The project activities are carried out within the framework of the Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN). They provide the hosting structure and competence for the implementation of the significant two other projects: the Pacific Regional Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Project (PRIPPP) and the Lab-Based Influenza Surveillance Project above-mentioned. PREPARE contributes therefore to most—if not all—of the activities of the Public Health Surveillance & Communicable Disease Control section.

The current phase of the project aims at reinforcing or developing existing PPHSN services or networks—EpiNet for the field rapid response, and LabNet for the laboratory support—, at maintaining existing services for information dissemination—PacNet and Inform’Action, for instance—, as well as at creating a rapid response fund.

The present website is also developed and maintained through PREPARE.