Public Health

Seventh Pacific Heads of Health Meeting

​Seventh Pacific Heads of Health (PHoH) Meeting: 03 to 05 April 2019, Nadi, Fiji Meeting objective: To review, discuss and make recommendations to the Pacific Health Ministers Meeting (PHMM) on:

Medical specialists highlight need to improve Ear, Nose Throat and Audiology Clinical Services in the Pacific

Ear, Nose, Throat & Audiology experts from 6 Pacific Island Countries (PICS) and partners from Australia and New Zealand successfully reviewed their Ear, Nose Throat (ENT) and Audiology regional progress and mapped out a plan for the future…

EPI 823 – Outbreak Investigation and Management training module

This training module is part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Field Epidemiology (PGCFE) training programme accredited by FNU.

2018 PMA Conference

Participate, Innovate & Reinvigorate – 2018 PMA Conference Kia orana, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Taloha ni, Fakalofa lahi atu, Ni sa bula vinaka, Ia orana and Greetings! The iconic Pasifika Medical Association Conference will be held at the Holiday…

RACP and SPC partner up to build health capacity in the Pacific

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and the Pacific Community (SPC) signed today a memorandum of understanding to support health frameworks and projects in the region and enhance capacity building in the health sector.  RACP President,…

Sub-regional training on medical certification of causes of death

Wake Up! 2018: Engaging Pacific youth in efforts to control NCDs

The goal of the Wake up! project is to get younger generations involved in efforts to control non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by providing them with an opportunity to speak out on this topic through the media and the arts. Following the project’s…

Health through Sports in the Pacific: (re)discovering the joys of a healthy body

“Sport-Santé” (Health through Sports) is a public health programme designed to encourage physical exercise as a way to control non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The eight-month pilot study in Tahiti allowed doctors to prescribe exercise classes for…

Training workshop aims to strengthen influenza surveillance in the Pacific

A sub-regional training workshop for health surveillance and laboratory professionals aiming at strengthening influenza surveillance in the Pacific was held in Suva (Fiji) last week.Surveillance and laboratory professionals from thirteen Pacific…

Wake up! Engaging youth in non communicable disease prevention and control

The Pacific Islands are well known for their root crops, traditional meals and customary cooking styles. In this unique part of the world, food is often prepared by digging a hole in the ground and burying raw natural crops and meat or fish with hot…
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