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​Pacific Island Forum Leaders, Pacific Islands Permanent Missions at the UN, Pacific Ministers of Health, 

Pacific Island Countries and Territories.​​​

Pacific NCD Summit Presentations

For a full programme agenda from the summit programme,
click here (1.2MB)

          Day 1

  1. Dr Xiaohui Hou- World Bank
    Pacific Possible: bending the NCD cost curve in the Pacific (2.6MB)

    ​Topics: The burden of NCDs in the Pacific, the financing challenge, economic impacts and responding to the NCD burden. The full Pacific Possible report can be found here www.worldbank.org/PacificPossible of join the conversation with #PacificPossible

  2. Angie Fong Toy- Pacific Forum Secretariat
    Addressing NCD’s as a region-strength in numbers (1.7MB)

    Topics: Role of the Pacific Islands Forum, The Framework for Pacific Regionalism, Forum Leaders and Ministers’ approach to NCD’s, Linkages between Trade and NCDs, Proliferations of Trade Agreements, National Trade Policies in Forum Island Countries, Cervical Cancer–exploring the potential for regional action, Partnerships to progress regional policy priorities

  3. Dr Douglas Bettcher- World Health Organisation
    Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (3.9MB)

    Topics: Childhood Obesity, WHO Commission on ending childhood obesity, strategic objectives, World Health Association, Pacific progress

  4. Ebony Andrews- Sports Initiative, Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
    Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (3.1MB)

    Topics: state of physical activity and nutrition in USA, Lets Move! Active Schools, Presidential Youth Fitness Program, Sports for all, MyPlate, SUpertracker

    Day 2
  5. Dr Liu Yunguo and Dr Paula Vivili – WHO and SPC
    NCD Roadmap Update (0.8 MB)

    Topics: Regional and country level progress updates from the first 2 years implementation of the NCD Roadmap

  6. Dr Patrick Lumumba Osewe – World Bank Group
    Money Matters- Taxation Options (1.5MB)

    Topics: Benefits of taxation, cost-effectiveness, common objections, country level evidence and experiences, recommendations for the Pacific

  7. Dr Paula Vivili – Secretariat of the Pacific Community
    NCD & Food Security: an integrated approach (2.5MB)

    Topics: NCD risk factors, changing food systems, food security, food production and imports, frameworks for action, change is possible

  8. Ms Ada Moadasiri – World Health Organisation
    Healthy settings approach to NCD prevention: Examples from around the Pacific (1.3MB)

    Topics: Implementation of Healthy Islands, city/village based actions, market place-based interventions, workplace-based interventions, school based interventions, technical workshops

  9. Dr Thomas E. Novotny – US Department of Health and Human Services
    Public health 3.0” a new term for ‘healthy settings’ (1.3MB)

    Topics: Healthy People 2020, strategic goals, New US Dept. of State NCD Initiative for Pacific Partners

  10. Mr Netani Rika – Media Representative
    The Pen and NCDs: The medias role in a regional battle (0.1 MB)

    Topics: role of the media in the battle against NCDs

  11. Dr Wendy Snowdon – WHO Division of Pacific Technical Support
    Working Together- UN Thematic Group of NCD (0.9MB)

    Topics: integration of NCDs into national policies and development plans, UN Interagency Task Force on NCDs, Activities and initiatives of the group’s members

  12. Leausa Toleafoa & Dr Take Naseri – Samoa, Ministry of Health
    Multi-Sectoral Collaboration at National Level and What Works in Samoa (3.8MB)

    Topics: Home grown solution for national needs, Whole-of-Country Approach, benefits of multi-sector approach, SAMOA Pathway, Apia challenge, SPAGHL, success stories

  13. Dr Illisapeci Kubuabola – C-POND
    A Pacific monitoring alliance for NCD action (C-POND) (1.5 MB)

    Topics: Pacific monitoring alliance fro NCD Action (MANA), framework, innovation, accountability, dashboard for action, healthy island monitoring

  14. Mr Sunia Soakai and Dr Kunhee Park – Secretariat of the Pacific Community
    Healthy Islands Monitoring Framework (1.4MB)

    Topics: Healthy Islands, child health, Pacific Health Ministers Meetings, Yanuca Island Declaration, timeline of progress

    Day 3
  15. Dr Si Thu Win Tin – Secretariat of the Pacific Community
    Putting the Spotlight on Diabetes in the Pacific: A Regional Perspective (1.3MB)

    Topics: Global prevalence, health consequences of diabetes, mortality burden, health expenditure, diabetes complications in the Pacific, future action

  16. Dr Anders Dejgaard – World Diabetes Foundation
    Lessons from ten years of support to the Pacific (1.8MB)

    Topics: burden of disease, WDF, strategic partnerships, national programmes, how to apply

  17. Dr Wahid Khan – Diabetes Fiji
    Diabetes Fiji initiatives including diabetes footcare (3.9 MB)

    Topics: Diabetes Fiji overview, collaborative approach to footcare training program, outcomes, Community peer cells, young diabetes initiatives- young ambassadors, planned activities

  18. Dr Biu Sikivou, Dr John Szety and Mr Andrew Bell- Pacific Eye Institute and Fred Hollows Foundation NZ
    Tackling Diabetic Retinopathy in the Pacific – the PEI Story (6.5MB)

    Topic: Fred Hollows, human resources for eye care, Pacific eye institute and FHFNZ PNG, partnerships, surveys, programmes, challenges, future action

  19. Jacque Spence – Canvasback Missions
    Reversing the Epidemic of Diabetes(5.9MB)

    Topics: Diabetes in the Marshall Islands, Canvasback overview, methods, results

  20. Francisca Cuevas – World Health Organisation
    Package of Essential NCD Interventions for Primary Health Care in Low-Resource Settings: PEN in the Pacific (0.8MB)

    Topics: PEN, governance, medicines and technologies, service delivery, capacity building, health information systems, financing, community involvement, benefits

  21. Dr Mareta Jacon, Dr Wynn, Dr Mokoroa and Karen Tairea – Cook Islands, Ministry of Health
    PEN Project Cook Islands: Lessons Learnt (0.3MB)

    Topics: Overview, expansion, resources, challenges, lessons learnt

  22. Dr Take Naseri – Samoa, Ministry of Health
    PEN Fa’a Samoa: Concept 2014-2015 (1.8MB)

    Topics: Healthy districts for healthy islands, Pen Fa’a Samoa, framework, organisational structure, 3 pillars of PEN, Prime Ministers Challenge
  23. Dr Kerri Viney- Australian National University
    Tuberculosis and diabetes in the Pacific: What we know, why we care and what can be done (7.2 MB)

    Topics: overview of epidemiology of tuberculosis and diabetes, evidence of association, response (policy guidance, interventions, education, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation)
  24. Dr Maake Tupou – Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unity, Vaiola Hospital – Tonga
    Gestational Diabetes: Tongas experiences, screening and challenges (2.2MB)

    Topic: workforce, NCD statistics, risk factors for GDM, study results, universal screening, lessons learned

  25. Dr Geoffrey Kenilorea- Solomon Islands, Ministry of Health
    Dealing with diabetes: building capacity to reduce diabetes complications (1.4MB)

    Topics: mortality, NCD burden, recipe for action on diabetes, diabetes stakeholders forum, training, quality of care, policies

  26. Dr Take Naseri- Samoa, Ministry of Health
    Dialysis: Experience from Pacific Island Countries and Territories (0.4MB)

    Topic: National Kidney Foundation in Samoa, foundation goals, dialysis patient data, kidney failure replacement therapy, staffing, funding, long term strategies

  27. Dr Toakase Fakakovikaetau, Dr Taniela Palu, Dr Veisinia Matoto, Dr Sione Latu, Sr Seilini Soaki and Sr Seini Fifita – Tonga, Ministry of Health
    Driving Primary NCD Care Through Dedicated Outreach Health Personnel (2.9MB)
    Topics: NCD burden in Tonga, success of reproductive health reforms, establishment of credible health services dedicated to the management of NCDs, pilot program, progress, policy implications