Pacific standards for Management of TB and Diabetes
Thursday, 24 October 2013 08:12

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Tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus are strongly associated; people with diabetes are three times more likely to develop tuberculosis than people without diabetes.In the Pacific- where the prevalence of both diseases is high in some countries- this dual burden of disease is an important public health issue. In response, standards to manage TB and diabetes have been developed.


SPC supports national efforts to eliminate TB in the Pacific
Monday, 25 March 2013 10:36

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.


Pacific meeting on tuberculosis and diabetes commits to improving care and prevention
Thursday, 17 May 2012 00:00

At a recent meeting in Palau, Pacific tuberculosis (TB) experts have called for increased commitment to improving both the care for people with diabetes and tuberculosis, and prevention of the two diseases.

Experts from national TB and non-communicable disease programmes gathered at the combined Pacific Stop TB and Pacific Island TB Controllers Association meeting to discuss the convergence of TB and diabetes and to promote better ways of managing this dual epidemic.

Pacific Operational Research Symposium
Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:02

Pacific Operational Research Symposium

The University of Auckland’s School of Population Health is delighted to host a one day Pacific Operational Research Symposium on Monday 12 August.


Building Pacific operational research capacity in health
Friday, 28 September 2012 11:38

Twelve Pacific Island health professionals from seven countries, who participated in the first module of a Pacific Operational Research course at the beginning of September, have developed research protocols on several health topics — tuberculosis, diabetes, other non-communicable diseases and leprosy – of particular concern to their country.


Changing the way we talk about tuberculosis
Tuesday, 21 August 2012 11:05

The words ‘defaulter’ ‘suspect’ and ‘control’ have long been used by national tuberculosis (TB) programme staff and those involved in TB management. They continue to be used to this day, and are used in international policy documents about TB.

In the June issue of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, a group of TB experts from around the world, including three experts from the Pacific region, describe the potentially detrimental effect of such language in their article entitled: ‘Language in tuberculosis services: can we change to patient-centred terminology and stop the paradigm of blaming the patients?’



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