The Changing Face of Health in the South Pacific

On March 14, 2014, in Published Media, by U.S. Health Affairs Attache
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Diabetes screening at the Health Expo in PNG

Nations around the world both developing and developed alike are waking up and realizing the impact that non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as diabetes, cancer, violence and drug addiction are having and will have on their population and economic growth. The reality is shocking. According to the World Health Organization, non-communicable diseases, notably cardiovascular disease and diabetes, account for over 75% …

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GIZO, Solomon Islands (August 5, 2013) U.S. Ambassador Walter North with students at Gizo Primary School during Pacific Partnership 2013

GIZO, Solomon Islands (August 5, 2013) U.S. Ambassador Walter North with students at Gizo Primary School during Pacific Partnership 2013

A road map to sustainability is a unique and complex concept, yet I believe it is achievable. When we think of sustainability as a capacity to endure, we must first understand the factors that have allowed our South Pacific partner nations’ cultures to be resilient and the challenges that stand in the way of them establishing a healthy and productive economy, a fair and equitable

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