health

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…

Competition raises awareness on non-communicable diseases in the Pacific

The Pacific Community has launched a regional photography competition in an effort to creatively bring into focus the immense impact that Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) has on Pacific Island countries and territories. The “Focus on NCDs in the Pacific…

Building outbreak investigation capacity in Vanuatu

Public health, clinical and laboratory professionals across Vanuatu convened in Port Vila this week to reinforce their outbreak investigation skills with the Pacific Data for Decision-Making (DDM) training programme. This is the second DDM training…

Dr Tukuitonga honoured for outstanding contribution to Pacific health

The Pacific Community Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, has been honoured with a Life Award from the Pasifika Medical Association in recognition of his outstanding contribution and active commitment to improving Pacific health services and training.

Addressing slow health progress across Pacific

The Pacific is struggling to confront a widening gap with the rest of the world in terms of progressing health despite overall improvement across the region.

Pacific health professionals undertake training on publishing research results

Thirteen health professionals from eight Pacific Island countries and territories are in Fiji for the third and final module of the Pacific Course on Operational Research. The training which starts in Nadi today, is jointly organised by the Pacific…

Scaling up public health surveillance in Vanuatu with data training

Over 20 health professionals from all six provinces of Vanuatu are in Port-Vila this week to scale up public health surveillance with the Pacific Data for Decision-Making (DDM) training programme. The week-long training is jointly organised by Vanuatu…
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