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The ‘hidden’ health danger of climate change
A Public Lecture by the Director-General of the Pacific Community by DR COLIN TUKUITONGA
Postgraduate Certificate in Field Epidemiology Sub-regional Training Module EPI825: Epidemiology project
20 participants from 4 countries (Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tokelau and Tonga) will attend this 5th and last traning module of the Postgraduate Certificate in Field Epidemiology (PGCFE) capacity development programme. The PGCFE is accredited by Fiji…
PW Podcast: NCD's in the Pacific
NCDs are now the leading cause of death, disease and disability in the Pacific and diabetes prevalence is 3 to 4 times higher than elsewhere in the world. Left unchecked, NCDs will cause serious health and social problems for individuals and their…
We know what Diabetes is- Let’s curb it
We know what Diabetes is- Let’s curb it The Pacific region continues to advocate for a holistic approach with its efforts to addressing diabetes, an increasing catastrophe in the region other than extreme weather events. 14th November every year, marks…
Tonga youth training on NCD Prevention & Control & Social Media
This training is attended by Tonga Youths with the aim to improve their knowledge on NCDs and risk factors and using social media to communicate.
Infectious Substances Transport – Train-the-trainer Training
Pathologist and laboratory managers will attend a week-long course of instruction delivered by an IATA instructor.
Microbiology Strengthening Training, Samoa
Training, including lectures and laboratory practical sessions, to enhance the capacity of participants to identify antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Participants include laboratory officers, infection prevention and control officers and clinicians.
Regional Radiology Meeting - “Radiology for PICs: our footprints in this digital era”
The Clinical Services Program of the SPC Public Health Division is convening a regional meeting on Radiology with participants from 13 Pacific Island Countries (PICTs). The meeting objectives are:
Workshop 2 on the development of the ‘Manual on surveillance and control of Aedes vectors in the Pacific’
The specific objectives of the Manual are: An easy-to-follow reference guide for surveillance and control of Aedes vectors that is appropriate to the various contexts of Pacific Island countries and territories A document that can serve as a reference…
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.