COVID-19 is compounding the Pacific’s non- communicable disease crisis
Health experts were quick to identify that persons living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, heart diseases, hypertension, chronic lung diseases and cancers were more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with COVID-19. According to…
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.
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…
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.