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.

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.
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