NCDs

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.

Pacific youth committed to the fight against non-communicable diseases

The Launch of a Multi-sectoral National NCD Strategic Plan 2019-2023: Scaling up Action on NCD in the Solomon Islands

Non-communicable diseases (NCD) account for around 75% of all deaths in the Pacific including the Solomon Islands, creating a ‘human, social and economic crisis’ and representing a hurdle to the healthy island vision and a barrier to achieving…

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Wake up, a project for and with young Pacific people

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…

The Wake up! project explained in 5 minutes

"Wake up !" or how to engage Pacific youth in efforts to control NCDs

Niue’s vital statistics report highlights Non communicable diseases as a major challenge

(Cover picture: spiceontour) In January 2019, the Statistics and Immigration office of Niue in collaboration with the Ministry of finance and planning of Niue and supported by the Brisbane Accord Group produced an analytical report of the country’s birth…

SPC DG Statement to UNGA73 on Non-Communicable Diseases

Check Against Delivery Statement to UNGA73  HLM3 on NCDs Dr Colin Tukuitonga, Director General, Pacific Community   Honourable Leaders, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen

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…
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