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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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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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SPC provides public health surveillance support to Wallis and Futuna for the Mini-Games

Monday, 02 September 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, SPC, Noumea

Health practitioners in Wallis going through the surveillance forms with a member of the SPC team.

The Pacific Mini-Games will begin today in Wallis and Futuna. To protect the population’s health security during the games, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and Wallis and Futuna Health Agency have put in place strengthened public health surveillance mechanisms.

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The final frontier: sexual and reproductive health in the Pacific

Thursday 29 August 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji -

Members of Vanuatu's MSM community show off their new t-shirts, provided to participants after a Wan Smolbag focus group discussion on the organisation's popular Love Patrol TV series. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are one of many groups at risk of poor sexual health and wellbeing.

The rights of groups at risk of poor sexual health will be a key part of the development of the Pacific Sexual Health and Wellbeing Shared Agenda 2014–2018; an enhanced approach to improving the sexual health and wellbeing of men and women in the Pacific.

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Pacific network identifies the cause of the diarrhoea outbreak in Kiribati

Wednesday 24 July 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia -

A lab technician performing a test at Mataika House Laboratory in Fiji

The pathogen causing the diarrhoea outbreak currently affecting Kiribati has been identified by Mataika House Laboratory in Fiji yesterday. It is a rotavirus.

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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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