U.S. Joins the Fight Against Cancer in the South Pacific

On April 18, 2014, in Published Media, by The Commentary Team

Pacific Isalnd Cancer Control Group 2

Cancer incidence in South Pacific countries continues to rise at alarming rates and many health authorities are concerned for this and the inevitable impact of other non-communicable disease on the development and economic growth in the region. Too often I hear of another diagnosis or death in a young person

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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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