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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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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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