diabetes epidemic

World Diabetes Day 2017 - Statement by the Pacific Community Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga

On 14 November, the Pacific Community (SPC) joins the world in commemorating World Diabetes Day (WDD). The theme of WDD 2017 is ‘Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future’. This year’s campaign promotes the importance of affordable and equitable…

Training session on collecting and analysing non-communicable disease (NCD) health data

This week the Pacific Community (SPC) Public Health Division has held a training session in Papeete to help health promotion workers from Wallis and Futuna, New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Vanuatu learn how to collect and analyse non-communicable…

Strengthening Pacific diabetes associations to speak up for the needs of people with diabetes

The Pacific Community (SPC) hosted the inaugural Pacific Diabetes Associations Meeting in Nadi on September 20 to 21, a regional meeting to strengthen Pacific diabetes associations and enhance collaboration to address the diabetes epidemic in the Pacific.

Healthy shopping list and photo contest among actions for World Diabetes Day in THE Pacific

On World Diabetes Day, the Pacific Community (SPC) is calling on all Pacific Island countries and territories and the region’s development partners to maintain the momentum for urgent action to prevent and control diabetes. Pacific Island people…

Pacific Nutrition Bingo promotes healthy eating

The Pacific Community (SPC) has released its latest version of Pacific Nutrition Bingo, a fun educational tool to promote healthy eating and combat the serious threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the region. Released in the lead up to World…

Wallis and Futuna scaling up action on non-communicable diseases

To stem the non-communicable diseases (NCD) crisis in Wallis and Futuna, community leaders have committed to declare public community areas smoke-free and to cultivate gardens to promote consumption of healthy local foods. They will also exclude sugar-…

Strong high-level support for first Pacific NCD Summit

Testament to the urgency and strong commitment to effectively tackle the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) crisis in the Pacific region, over 120 high-level delegates representing Pacific Island countries and international development partners will…
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