PPHSN was created in 1996 under the joint auspices of SPC and WHO
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of PPHSN Resources The directory highlights the wide range of resources and technical expertise available within the network.
The Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN) is a voluntary network of countries and organisations dedicated to the promotion of public health surveillance and appropriate response to the health challenges of 22 Pacific Island countries and territories.
The first priorities of PPHSN are communicable diseases, especially the outbreak-prone ones. At this stage the target diseases include: dengue, measles, rubella, influenza, leptospirosis, typhoid fever, cholera and HIV/STIs.
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Strengthening capacity in epidemiology is a key recommendation from Health Ministers of the Region. In response, PPHSN regional partners (the Secretariat of the Pacific Community - SPC; The Pacific Island Health Officers Association – PIHOA; US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC; Fiji National University – FNU; and World Health Organization – WHO) have revitalised the existing PPHSN-FNU collaboration to deliver a tailored workforce development course, called the data for decision-making (DDM) course. Learn more...
Inform’ACTION Special Issue – Climate Change and Health
This special issue presents the proceedings of the First Pacific Regional Climate Change and Health Symposium, which took place in Fiji in September last year.
This important symposium, which was hosted by the Fiji University and supported by SPC, WHO and the Fiji Ministry of Health, attracted more than 130 health professionals and researchers from the Pacific and Asia. Abstracts from all the oral presentations and posters are included in this issue of Inform’ACTION, as well as the symposium’s outcome statement.
LabNet catalog – 2013 edition
The Catalog includes information on all laboratories of LabNet (i.e. L1 –National/Territorial laboratories, L2 – Public health laboratories from the Pacific Island region and L3 – Reference laboratories in the Pacific Rim countries or within the Pacific): lab name and contact information, testing and referral information for 12 PPHSN relevant diseases, referral lab and shipping information.