NCD preventive policies and legislations update

Part 1: What we should know about NCD preventive policies and legislations Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death in the Pacific region accounting for 60 to 75% of mortalities. The Pacific Community’s (SPC) NCD programme…

Play-based learning initiative inspiring healthy living habits for children in Wallis and Futuna

Healthy Tips: Eat less from the box, eat more from the ground!

Healthy Tips: Challenge Yourself!

The Pacific region has very high rates NCDs, which are threatening the health and livelihoods of our communities. The good news is that diseases brought on by unhealthy lifestyles can be prevented through smart choices. To get you started, we’ve designed…

Healthy Tips: Commit to quit!

E-cigarettes are not proven cessation aids. They generate toxic chemicals, which can cause harmful health effects such as cardiovascular disease and lung disorders. Commit to quit!

2021 World No Tobacco Day: Commit to Quit

Commit to Quit is the theme for this year’s World No Tobacco Day observed on 31 May. It is on this day that governments, non-governmental organizations, and communities join to raise awareness about the harmful tobacco use and the benefits of quitting,…

Healthy Tips: A healthy diet is critical to the healthy development of a growing baby

A healthy diet is critical to the healthy development of a growing baby and pregnancy is an opportunity to promote good health and break the cycle of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Maternal pre-pregnancy obesity increases the risk of gestational…

Now available: Handbook to guide the development of a National Multisectoral NCD plan and the establishment of a National Multisectoral NCD committee

The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Public Health Division (PHD) has published a handbook to guide the development of a National multisectoral Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) plan and the establishment of a multisectoral committee to oversee the…

Healthy Tips: Eat vitamine A for for healthy eyesight

Did you know that vitamin A is important for healthy eyesight? There is a lot of vitamin A in orange coloured fruits and vegetables such as mango, pawpaw, and pumpkin as well as in leafy greens.

Healthy Tips: Get Active!

Physical inactivity (insufficient physical activity) is the leading risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and death worldwide. Failure to enjoy adequate levels of physical activity increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and…
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