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Our Voyage: celebrating the response to HIV in the Pacific

Friday 8 November 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji

Luke Nayasa, HIV advocate and Fiji Network Plus (FJN+) member, with his family outside their home in Fiji. With funding from the Pacific Islands HIV and STI Response Fund, FJN+ improves the quality of life of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and their families by providing access to social support networks and training and employment opportunities.

The launch of the photography book Our Voyage: Stories of Triumph in the Response to HIV and other STIs in the Pacific on Monday 11 November will mark a number of significant achievements as a result of support from the Pacific Islands HIV and STI Response Fund, a grant funded by the Australian and New Zealand governments and managed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Public Health Division.


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Healthy Islands – Healthy People

Friday 15 November 2013

New SPC Public Health Division Strategy 2013–2022

Kids playing on a beach

Consult the strategy online.

 
Prisoner health is public health

21 November 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji -

Rebecca Winter presents findings from the Health in Prisoners in Fiji study at the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday 20th November 2013.

Despite the considerable progress on HIV and STI education and prevention programmes in Fiji, there can be even more progress made if people in prisons are included. This was one of the key findings highlighted by the first-ever longitudinal study addressing ways to improve prisoner health and, importantly, the health of communities to which they return after prison.

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Pacific HIV response gets international attention

Friday 22 November 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji -

His Excellency Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, President of the Republic of Fiji delivering the opening address at the ICAAP Pacific satellite session in Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday 20th November 2013.

A packed Pacific satellite session at the International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) in Bangkok, Thailand this week catapulted Pacific perspectives, data and successes onto the international stage.

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SPC supports diabetes prevention in Wallis and Futuna

Thursday 14 November 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia

Viliami Puloka in a training

SPC's Healthy Pacific Lifestyle Team Leader, Dr Viliami Puloka, shares important lessons on diabetes prevention with people from Hahake District in Wallis and Futuna.

SPC's mission in Wallis and Futuna this week is in part to show ongoing support for the prevention programme that was part of the 2-1-22 Pacific wide initiative to combat the crisis of non-communicable diseases (NCD).

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Targeting world class laboratory services for the people of the Pacific

Friday 20 September 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia –
 

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Public health Laboratories in the Pacific Islands are very diverse in their structure and resources – ranging in size from one employee to up to a hundred – but they all aim to provide equitable and high-quality services to the people of the Pacific. 

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