French Pacific territories workshop
Thursday, 15 April 2010

ImageThemes discussed : tuberculosis, dengue fever, influenza, leptospirosis and rheumatic fever

A workshop for the French Pacific Territories organized by SPC’s Public Health Division was held in collaboration with the InVS (French Health Surveillance Agency) and WHO at SPC Headquarters in Noumea from 22 to 25 February. It brought together health professionals from the three French Pacific territories.

The purpose of the workshop was to allow the three French territories to discuss common issues and plan the responses and solutions that could be applied to each one, share their experiences and, in this way, enhance the public health work carried out by each territory.

The themes discussed made it possible to get updates on the Influenza A (H1N1) and DEN‐4 epidemics that affected the French Pacific territories in 2009 and on control strategies for tuberculosis, leptospirosis and rheumatic fever share information and experiences and identify areas for upcoming joint efforts.

The exchanges between health professionals, both in plenary session and in work groups, allowed the formulation of a certain number of recommendations, given in detail below, designed to improve and harmonise the territories’ approaches to the surveillance, diagnosis and prevention of the workshop’s target diseases.

In addition, a series of more general recommendations designed to improve surveillance and diagnosis and strengthen collaboration between the territories were formulated.

The conclusions and recommendations of the workshop are available on this site.

Last Updated ( Friday, 23 July 2010 )