World No Tobacco Day 2022 focuses on health and environment

Today is World No Tobacco Day and public health champions around the world are marking this day by focusing on the harmful impacts of the tobacco industry on the environment.

To stay healthy, eat your colours: Local fruits, vegetables and tubers, our best allies for staying healthy


Food and Innovation Village (VAI) 2022

2020 World No Tobacco Day Focuses on Youth

2020 World No Tobacco Day Focuses on Youth Tobacco is a preventable risk factor for many non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, lung and heart diseases. Despite these well-known facts, tobacco use remains high globally and is a major risk…

Pacific Community announces the results of the Pacific Healthy Recipe Contest

The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Public Health Division launched a recipe contest in February this year to promote healthy eating and to encourage the use of local ingredients. It is important to promote healthy, locally sourced recipes with reduced levels…

The Pacific Community launches the Pacific Healthy Recipe Contest

The Pacific Community (SPC) is calling for contestants to join the Pacific Healthy Recipe Contest and showcase their cooking skills and creativity to promote healthy eating and prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Strengthening NCDs accountability mechanism

Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) are committed to address the rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by strengthening mutual accountability mechanisms via the Pacific Monitoring Alliance for NCD Action (MANA) dashboard.

PW Podcast S02-02: NCD's in the Pacific

NCDs are now the leading cause of death, disease and disability in the Pacific and diabetes prevalence is 3 to 4 times higher than elsewhere in the world. Left unchecked, NCDs will cause serious health and social problems for individuals and their…

Tonga youth training on NCD Prevention & Control & Social Media

​This training is attended by Tonga Youths with the aim to improve their knowledge on NCDs and risk factors and using social media to communicate. 

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.
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