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June 26 2020

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 the WHO global health survey in 2016, 71% of deaths globally were due to NCDs. In the Pacific, NCDs are the leading case of deaths accounting for 75% of mortality. This is worrying as the Pacific represents a region that is vulnerable to the current health crisis.

January 27 2020

For the third consecutive year, young people from different Pacific island states and territories have the opportunity to spread prevention and control messages for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) using different media, thanks to the Wake Up! Project, launched in 2017, with financial support from the Pacific Fund (France) and the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC).

January 15 2020

As measles cases continue to be reported in the Pacific, the Pacific Community (SPC) continues to closely monitor the situation and produces a weekly map showing measles and other epidemic and emerging diseases circulating in the region. 

As of 13 January 2020, Pacific countries with documented measles virus circulation and alerts on the map are: American Samoa, Fiji, Kiribati, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga and Australia (Queensland).

The map can be accessed online at: www.spc.int/phd/epidemics

Postgrad Certificate in Field Epidemiology training: Public Health Surveillance

Postgraduate Certificate in Field Epidemiology training - EPI 822: Public Health Surveillance     

 

One of the five training modules of the PPHSN Postgraduate Certificate in Field Epidemiology programme accredited by Fiji National University – 28 participants are expected from Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tokelau and Tonga

August 14 2019

Have you ever seen these murals? If you are from Suva (Fiji), Nuku’alofa (Tonga), Port-Vila (Vanuatu) or Mata Utu (Wallis and Futuna), you might surely have noticed them.

The Pacific Youth have a message for you.

They want you to be concerned about the threats of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Training for shipping infectious substances

​Dangerous Goods Training designed for medical laboratory personnel on 'General awareness, function specific and security awareness for shipping infectious substances (Category A & B), and other related hazardous materials'.

This course qualifies medical laboratory personnel to handle and process dangerous goods (e.g. biological samples) for carriage by air for a 24-month period.

Training provided by the Pacific Community (SPC) in accordance with the 60th Edition of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations.