August 14 2018

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 countries, together with regional experts, reviewed existing national systems, identified challenges and discussed ways to strengthen the syndromic and virological surveillance of influenza.

October 16 2017

This week fifteen health workers from Tuvalu began the first of five modules for the Postgraduate Certificate in Field Epidemiology (PGCFE), a capacity development programme delivered by the Pacific Community (SPC) together with partners from the Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN), including the World Health Organization and Hunter New England Local Health District in Australia.

March 7 2018

The Pacific Community (SPC) and Agence française de développement (AFD) join forces in strengthening public health surveillance and response capacities to tackle epidemics, emerging transmissible diseases, antimicrobial resistance and climatic disaster impacts in the Pacific.

April 20 2017

Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of health service delivery and workforce development in the Pacific is the focus of a new Australian Government funded program to be implemented through a partnership with the Pacific Community (SPC), the Fiji National University’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science, and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

April 17 2017

The Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN) will celebrate its 20th anniversary this week (19-22 April) at a regional meeting in Suva, Fiji.

This event, which is organised by the Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the Fiji National University, will be attended by public health officials and experts from across the Pacific.