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Strengthening leadership capacity critical for nurses and midwives in the Pacific

Nursery and midwifery challenges and the leadership capacity of these disciplines must be strengthened at a national, regional & international level. This was the call from participants at the inaugural Pacific Heads of Nursing & Midwifery…

European Union provides 3 million euro to strengthen health security in the Pacific

The European Union (EU) has provided EUR 3 million (FJD 7.2 million) to the Pacific Community (SPC) to strengthen health security in the Pacific. The Public Health Surveillance Network Services to Strengthen Health Security in the Pacific project, which…

The Pacific Community launches the Pacific Healthy Recipe Contest

The Pacific Community (SPC) is calling for contestants to join the Pacific Healthy Recipe Contest and showcase their cooking skills and creativity to promote healthy eating and prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Inaugural meeting for Pacific heads of nurses set to influence and drive regional health priorities

The Heads of Nursing from Pacific Island Countries and Territories will convene in Nadi, Fiji from the 11th- 13th of February 2020 for the inaugural Pacific Heads of Nurses (PHoN) Meeting. This is the first time such a meeting has taken place, reflecting…

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.

Minister of Health of French Polynesia presides the Pacific Health Ministers Meeting

(available in French only) Image et Communiqué de la Présidence de la Polynésie Française   Le président de la Polynésie française, Edouard Fritch, a officiellement ouvert, mardi matin à la Présidence, la treizième réunion des ministres de la Santé du…

Colin Tukuitonga, Director-General of the Pacific Community, remarks at the 13th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting

check against delivery   13th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting Remarks by Colin Tukuitonga, Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC) 07 to 09 August 2019 - Papeete, French Polynesia Ia orana, bonjour and Pacific greetings I would like pay my…

Speech of the President Edouard Fritch, French Polynesia Presidency, Official opening of the 13th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting

Speech of the President Edouard Fritch, French Polynesia Presidency Official opening of the 13th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting 07 August 2019 - Papeete (French Polynesia) Honourable Regional Director of the World Health Organization, Dear Doctor KASAI…

Pacific Health Ministers visit Moorea Hospital and French Polynesia General Hospital

(available in French only) Image et Communiqué de la Présidence de la Polynésie française  

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…
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