Healthy Islands

Minister of Health of French Polynesia presides the Pacific Health Ministers Meeting

(available in French only) Image et Communiqué de la Présidence de la Polynésie Française   Le président de la Polynésie française, Edouard Fritch, a officiellement ouvert, mardi matin à la Présidence, la treizième réunion des ministres de la Santé du…

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…

Speech of the President Edouard Fritch, French Polynesia Presidency, Official opening of the 13th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting

Speech of the President Edouard Fritch, French Polynesia Presidency Official opening of the 13th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting 07 August 2019 - Papeete (French Polynesia) Honourable Regional Director of the World Health Organization, Dear Doctor KASAI…

Pacific Health Ministers visit Moorea Hospital and French Polynesia General Hospital

(available in French only) Image et Communiqué de la Présidence de la Polynésie française  

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. 

Historic step to monitor Healthy Islands vision and progress in the Pacific

Steps are under way to improve the monitoring of progress of the Pacific’s Healthy Islands Vision, a concept developed by regional health ministers over 20 years ago to drive an integrated, holistic approach to health protection and promotion in the…

The 20 years of the healthy island journey

The Eleventh Pacific Health Ministers meeting has commenced on Yanuca Island, Fiji, today, at which the Pacific ministers will review progress over the past 20 years in health and chart the course for the years to come.

[email protected] youth equipped to fight non-communicable diseases

A group of motivated young health advocates from the [email protected] internship programme is undergoing a three-day refresher training in Honiara, to help them fight non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in schools.

Study shows importance of tuna for public health in the Pacific

In the ongoing battle against obesity, heart disease and diabetes in the Pacific region, a new study reveals that allocating sufficient tuna for local consumption and keeping it affordable could significantly improve health outcomes.
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