PPHSN was created in 1996 under the joint auspices of SPC and WHO
Weekly Pacific Syndromic Surveillance reports
PacNet, which was created in 1997, now links more than 680 public health practitioners and decision-makers from and around the Pacific region. Subscribe....
LabNet catalog includes information on all laboratories of LabNet, as well as testing and referral information for 12 PPHSN relevant diseases, referral lab and shipping information.
Inform’ACTION Special Issue – Climate Change and Health
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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Map of Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific
This new interactive web-based map provides an overview of the most up to date information on the circulation of epidemic and emerging diseases in the Pacific.
The web interface allows users to visualise the epidemics and alerts in different ways, i.e. by country, disease, type of transmission and over recent time.
Future developments will provide more descriptive and technical information on actual situations, and ultimately on historical data. Have a look!
Daily surveillance reports – 8th Micronesian Games in Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia, 2014
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 Data for decision-making (DDM) accredited training programme for the Pacific. Learn more...