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Surveillance & operational research / Laboratory strengthening

The Surveillance & operational reserach and the Laboratory strengthening teams are part of the Research, Evidence and Information Programme (REI) of the Public Health Division (PHD) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. The Research, Evidence and Information Programme is also the Focal Point of the Coordinating Body of the Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN).

Our first priorities are those of the network: communicable diseases, especially the outbreak-prone ones. At this stage our target diseases include: dengue, measles, rubella, influenza, leptospirosis, typhoid fever, cholera and HIV/STIs.

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Samoa enhances public health surveillance for the Commonwealth Youth Games

31 August 2015
 
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Samoa Ministry of Health will today start implementing enhanced public health surveillance for the Commonwealth Youth Games with technical support from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).  

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Improving Pacific health practice through research

20 August 2015

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Thirteen health professionals from eight Pacific Island countries and territories embarked this week on an innovative operational research course aimed at addressing issues in national health practice.

Organised jointly by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, the course is designed to train and guide the participants in conducting research on issues of particular concern to their country.

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SPC supports Northern Mariana Islands with post-typhoon Soudelor public health surveillance

13 August 2015

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Following a request from the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation for additional expertise in the wake of typhoon Soudelor, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has sent a senior epidemiologist to Saipan to assist with public health surveillance.

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Strengthening epidemic preparedness key focus of Pacific health surveillance network

20 July 2015

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A major meeting of the Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN) on strengthening capacity building and preparedness to epidemics and other public health emergencies opens today in Nadi, Fiji.

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