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Childhood obesity, a major concern in the Pacific

Most behaviours linked to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) begin in early childhood. NCDs, such as diabetes, heart disease, chronic respiratory disease and cancer, are the leading cause (75%) of deaths in Pacific Island countries and territories.

Non Communicable Diseases in focus at the 13th Pacific Health Ministers meeting

The Pacific is known for its subsistence living, communal farming practices and self-sufficiency when it comes to fresh farm produce. But the region also has a growing reputation as having one of world’s highest Non-communicable disease (NCDs) rates. For…

Pacific Health Ministers address health consequences of a changing climate

SPC Director General Dr Colin Tukuitonga, French Polynesia’s Minister of Health Dr Jacques Raynal, and WHO Western Pacific Regional Director Dr Takeshi Kasai during discussions at the 13th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting.

Pacific Health Ministers Meeting

Image:  12th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting - Rarotonga, Cook Island (2017) ​ Health ministers from Pacific island countries and areas will gather in Papeete, French Polynesia for the 13th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting. The biennial meetings of…

The Pacific Health Information Network Meeting on Digital Health and Health Information Systems Strengthening in the Pacific (PHIN)

The Pacific Health Information Network (PHIN) was established at the Health Metrics Network (HMN) meeting in Noumea in 2006. Since then, various workshops and meetings have been held across the Pacific region. PHIN was created to provide a mechanism for…

23rd Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network Coordinating Body Meeting

The key objective of the meeting is to review, discuss and make recommendations about PPHSN services (PacNet, LabNet, EpiNet, PICNet, PSSS and SHIP/DDM capacity development programme) to Pacific Heads of Health.

PPHSN: 3rd Project Steering Committee Meeting

Project for Strengthening the Services of the Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN)

Postgrad Certificate in Field Epidemiology training: Intro to Epidemiology& Field Epidemiology

Postgraduate Certificate in Field Epidemiology training – EPI 821: Introduction to Epidemiology and Field Epidemiology  

Postgrad Certificate in Field Epidemiology training: Public Health Surveillance

Postgraduate Certificate in Field Epidemiology training - EPI 822: Public Health Surveillance       

Sixty-ninth session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific

The sixty-ninth session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Western Pacific will be held in Manila, Philippines, from 8 to 12 October 2018, at the main Conference Hall of the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, located at…
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