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Twelfth Pacific Health Ministers Biennial Meeting: Who is involved.


Over the past couple of weeks we have covered the background and agenda items for the 12th Pacific Health Minister’s Meeting to be held from 28th – 30th August 2017.

With planning in full swing for the 12th Pacific Health Minister’s Meeting, the team in the Cook Islands thought that it was vital to let our community know of the people involved in this important health event.

We will now introduce the countries and participants who will be involved over the deliberations.

Pacific Island Countries represented:

American Samoa, Cook Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.

Observers represented:

Asian Development Bank, Australian department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government Department of Health, University of Auckland, Commonwealth Secretariat, New Zealand Department of Health, Fiji National University, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations(FAO), Harvard Medical School, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Mt Wellington Integrated Health Centre, Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC), University of Otago, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), Pacific Islands Health Officers Association (PIHOA), Rheumatic Heart Disease Action Alliance/World Heart Federation (RhEACH), United Nations Childrens Funds (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), The World Bank.

Special Technical participants:

Green Climate Fund.

Secretariat for the meeting:

Cook Islands Ministry of Health Secretariat, The Pacific Community (SPC), World Health Organisation (WHO)

The Pacific Health Ministers meeting provides an opportunity to develop a consensus view of health in the Pacific and sets future directions for health in the effort to build on this idea of “Healthy Islands”.