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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 regions 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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Selling safe behaviour

Wednesday 10 April 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji

A Solomon Islands community theatre group encouraging young people to go for an STI test

At church, at the dinner table, at work or at school, we are surrounded by HIV prevention messages, and many of us have heard the common refrain: Abstain, Be Faithful, Use a Condom, otherwise known as ‘ABC’.

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SPC supports national efforts to eliminate TB in the Pacific
TB nurse in Kiribati testing a patient for diabetes on a home visit

World TB day – 24 March 2013

The theme for this year’s World TB Day – Stop TB in my lifetime – challenges us to strengthen our efforts.

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