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About the SPC Public Health Division

The SPC Public Health Division (PHD) is dedicated to improving the health, and therefore the future, of all Pacific Islanders. PHD strives to promote and protect the health of Pacific Island peoples. It advocates a holistic approach to health, supports sustainable capacity development, and facilitates and promotes collaboration with partners. I invite you to explore the diverse activities of the SPC Public Health Division through this website and encourage you to contact us if you would like to learn more.

 
Recent & forthcoming events
  • Nadi, Fiji, 29-30 April 2014 - Second Pacific directors of health meeting 
 
Photo competition

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Send photos of drama, billboards, newspaper advertisements, brochures, posters, T-shirts, key rings, wristbands or copies of TV and radio spots to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it    and go in the draw to win a Nikon Coolpix camera!

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Strengthening health information: a pressing need for the Pacific

Wednesday 21 May 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia – 


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A research article just published by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease reiterates the pressing need to strengthen health information in the Pacific, particularly in relation to data analysis, use and sharing.

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A long-term solution for public health challenges

Friday 9 May 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia – 

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Pacific Directors of Health gave their backing last week to a comprehensive training initiative designed to develop essential national and regional competencies for the surveillance and response to current and future epidemics and other public health emergencies.

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Internationally-recognised approach to sexual health for the Pacific

Monday 5 May 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji –


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An internationally-recognised approach to sexual health and well-being is being readied to be rolled out in the Pacific region, after it was endorsed by Pacific Directors of Health in Fiji last week. It will now be tabled for consideration at the Pacific Ministers of Health meeting in Solomon Islands in July 2014.

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