Public Health Division (PHD)

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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

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…

Laboratory Mentorship Programme: Two laboratory officers from Kiribati on attachment at Mataika House Fiji

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…

Pacific Monitoring Alliance for NCD Action (MANA) Dashboard

MANA dashboard presentation at Pacifc Heads of Health Meeting 2018 The Pacific region is often referred to as ‘the Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) capital of the world’. The Pacific Island countries and Territories (PICTs) leaders have declared NCD to be…

Single-team approach and integrated surveillance were keys to ensure health security during 2018 MicroGames in Yap

At CRGA, SPC’s Public Health Division highlighted the innovative and successful experience of the team who conducted enhanced health surveillance and response in Yap during the 9th Micronesian Games in July 2018.

Tackling infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance through One Health

Public health is everyone’s health. It involves not just the human health system but also the health of our animals and our ecosystem. In Nadi, the regional meeting of the Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN, which ended on Friday (7 June…

Successful end to #UnitedagainstNCDs training programme

SPC recently completed a training programme designed to build capacity of health professionals from the French-speaking Pacific Island countries and territories (New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, French Polynesia and Vanuatu). The programme consisted of…

Pacific’s continued battle against substantial tobacco use and lung cancer

Pacific’s continued battle against substantial tobacco use and lung cancer   Lung cancer, chronic respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease and premature death, these are the costs currently being paid by the Pacific as a result of the stubbornly high…

Wake up! Workshop

Well-known for its landscapes, authentic and welcoming population, the Pacific region is also sadly famous because of the high rate of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs are today the main cause of death in the Pacific. To help tackle this regional…
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