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A legacy for future generations

Tuesday 2 July 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Apia, Samoa –

Jimmie Rogers, Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Dr Jimmie Rodgers, Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, called on Pacific Health Ministers to make important decisions for the health of all Pacific people during the opening ceremony of the Tenth Pacific Health Ministers Meeting (PHMM) in Apia, Samoa this morning.

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Treatment is My Life Now: Experiences of treatments among people living with HIV in the PICTs

27 June 2013 –

President of Fiji Ratu Epeli Nailatikau launching the report in Suva, Fiji on 27 June 2013 as research team leader Ms Hilary Gorman looks on

This study, launched in Fiji on 27 June 2013, describes the treatment experiences of HIV-positive people from Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Samoa and Solomon Islands, and involved People Living with HIV (PLHIV) as peer researchers in carrying out the research.

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Healthy Islands – Healthy Pacific

APIA, Samoa, 29 June 2013 –

Healthy Islands

Delegates from about 20 Pacific Island countries and territories will gather in Apia this week when the Government of Samoa hosts the Tenth Pacific Health Minsters Meeting from 2 to 4 July 2013. The control of noncommunicable diseases, social determinants of health and human resources for health are just some of the topics Pacific health ministers will discuss.

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The Pacific region’s public health surveillance network praised

Wednesday 26 June 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia –

International Forum in La Reunion

Representatives of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and Pacific Island countries and territories were very proud to hear an international expert recognising the value of the long-established Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN) during an international Forum that took place earlier this month in La Reunion.

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Health Expert Group ensures relevance to Pacific Island needs

Monday 17 June 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia –

List of experts

Scientific and public health experts will meet at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) headquarters in Noumea today and tomorrow (17 and 18 June) as part of the Public Health Division’s new Scientific and Technical Expert Group.

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Tobacco control vital to health

Thursday 30 May 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia

Signs in Papua New Guinea warn of a tobacco and betel nut free area

Every year, tobacco kills nearly six million people. It remains the largest preventable cause of death on the planet.

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