EPI 823 – Outbreak Investigation and Management training module

This training module is part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Field Epidemiology (PGCFE) training programme accredited by FNU.

Health through Sports in the Pacific: (re)discovering the joys of a healthy body

“Sport-Santé” (Health through Sports) is a public health programme designed to encourage physical exercise as a way to control non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The eight-month pilot study in Tahiti allowed doctors to prescribe exercise classes for…

Successful and healthy Micronesian Games thanks to efforts of Yap health team

While crowds cheered on teams of athletes at the 9th Micronesia Games in Yap last month, another team made up of individuals from across the Pacific were quietly working to ensure that the health of both participants and the public was protected.  

Healthy athletes and audiences a priority for Vanuatu Ministry of Health at 10th Pacific Mini Games

The 10th Pacific Mini Games was held in Vanuatu from 4-15 December, bringing together thousands of athletes and visitors from across the region. While the public focus was on the incredible performances on the field, behind the scenes a team of trained…

Nutritionists develop action plan to promote healthy diet and lifestyles in the Pacific

A Nutrition Workshop, hosted by the Pacific Community (SPC), took place from 28-30 November in Nadi, Fiji. Nutritionists from 20 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), together with development partners and other stakeholders gathered to…

Wake up! Engaging Pacific Youth to address non communicable diseases through media and communication

NCDs needs renewed energy and effort

I recently attended a meeting of an international expert group convened by WHO in Geneva to assess progress being made by the global community in taking actions to reduce the impact of NCDs following high level meetings sponsored by the UN General…

World Environment Day

As part of World Environment Day,  the Pacific Community (SPC) is issuing schools in the islands of Kiribati with a reader entitled  ‘The Adventures of Vili’ in order to raise children’s awareness on environmental conservation and the need to choose…

Wake up! Youth project to raise awareness on NCDs

Wake up! Youth project to raise awareness on NCDs

Zoom - World-first musculoskeletal health pilot in Solomon Islands

Survey team load their boat for a data collection trip Low back pain, arthritis, osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal problems can make it difficult for people to work and enjoy activities with family and friends. Addressing these healthcare issues…
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