Non Communicable Diseases (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.

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…

Non Communicable Diseases in focus at the 13th Pacific Health Ministers meeting

The Pacific is known for its subsistence living, communal farming practices and self-sufficiency when it comes to fresh farm produce. But the region also has a growing reputation as having one of world’s highest Non-communicable disease (NCDs) rates. For…

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.

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…


​Formation à destination des pays et territoires francophones pour la gestion de projets de promotion de la santé en lien avec la prévention des maladies non transmissibles.

Access to Public Health Services, a Pacific Priority

7th Pacific Heads of Health Group Photo At the 7th Pacific Heads of Health (PHoH) meeting, leaders declared that primary care and access to universal health care must be priorities for improving the health of the region’s population. 
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