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Eleventh Pacific Health Ministers Meeting

Yanuca, Fiji   April 15-17 2015

The Eleventh Pacific Health Ministers meeting commenced on Yanuca Island, Fiji, at which the Pacific ministers will review progress over the past 20 years in health and chart the course for the years to come.

The first Pacific Health Ministers meeting in 1995 was also held on Yanuca Island, where ministers created a unifying Healthy Islands vision for Pacific island countries and areas. The meeting articulated a response to the specific needs of the region.

Health has improved in the Pacific over the past 20 years, but progress has been slower than in other parts of the world, and there is a risk of the Pacific falling behind.

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Yanuca Island Declaration
Yanuca Island, Fiji  1995

A ministerial conference on health for the Pacific islands was convened in Fiji in 1995, which resulted in the Yanuca Declaration. The Yanuca Island vision has been hailed as ‘a truly ecological model of health promotion’ stating healthy islands should be places where:

  • children are nurtured in body and mind;

  • environments invite learning and leisure;

  • people work and age with dignity;
  • ecological balance is a source of pride.

Download the Yanuca Island Declaration (837KB)

Ninth Pacific Health Ministers Meeting
Honiara, Solomon Islands 2011

The 2011 meeting in Honiara provided an opportunity to improve health in the Pacific through strengthened action and collaboration in priority strategic and technical health areas, as well as follow up on progress towards commitments made during the Vanuatu and Samoa meetings.

Download the Honiara Outcome Document (1.32 MB)

Tenth Pacific Health Ministers Meeting
Apia, Samoa 2013

This meeting provided an opportunity to continue to move towards the Healthy Islands vision. The Apia Outcome is a condensed reference document of the meeting, which includes summaries and recommendations on topics such as health workforce development and mental health response in the Pacific.

Download the Apia Outcome Document (1.32 MB)

For more information on the 2013 and 2011 Pacific Health Ministers Meeting visit the WHO Western Pacific Regions page here.