The PPHSN is a voluntary network.
The core members are the 22 Ministries and Departments of Health in the Pacific Island countries and territories, who endorsed the network and its function, and whose authority or consensus guides its work.
The network is further supported by allied bodies — regional and international agencies, training institutions, laboratories, and other partners who can supplement the network with technical expertise, and in-kind and financial support.
A Coordinating Body (CB) is drawn from each of these two groups, and consists of 7 core and 5 allied body members. The CB membership is rotated in a staggered manner, with membership voted or endorsed by network and CB members.
(For more information, check: CB Terms of Reference (update january 2013) (PDF, 57 KB)
Three members are permanent (SPC, WHO and the Fiji School of Medicine), and one (SPC) has been designated Focal Point.
PPHSN Institutional framework
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Latest CB news....
The 18th meeting of the PPHSN Coordinating Body (CB)
took place in Nadi, Fiji on 28-29 May 2012.
The 17th meeting of the PPHSN Coordinating Body (CB)
was held in Suva, Fiji Islands on 1-4 November 2010,
at the same time as the Regional Workshop "LabNet 2010" (with joint sessions between the 2 meetings).
Minutes from the 16th meeting of the PPHSN Coordinating Body (CB) which took place in Auckland, on 22 March 2010.
Minutes from the 15th meeting of the PPHSN Coordinating Body which took place in Nadi, Fiji, on 28 November 2008.
Recommendations from the 14th meeting of the PPHSN Coordinating Body (CB)
14-16 April 2008, Noumea, New Caledonia.