Solene BertrandThe Pacific Community | SPC · Department of Public Health
Leading projects for NCDs prevention and control in the Pacific region
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Background: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a major threat to health and development and account for 75% of deaths in the Pacific Islands Countries and Territories (PICTs). Childhood obesity has been identified as a main risk factor for NCDs later in life. This review compiled overweight and obesity (OWOB) prevalence (anthropometric data) for...
En Nouvelle-Calédonie, seules les enquêtes menées auprès des jeunes scolarisés fournissent des données sur l'épidémiologie des conduites suicidaires. Elles permettent d'estimer une prévalence des tentatives de suicide (TS) et des pensées suicidaires déclarées et d'en étudier les facteurs associés dans la population des adolescents.
Rapid containment strategies help prevent COVID-19 spread - Pacific region case
Aim To assess the progress on the implementation of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) related policies and legislations in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). Materials and methods The Pacific Monitoring Alliance for NCD Action (MANA) Dashboard was used to assess the progress on the implementation. The MANA Dashboard includes 31 in...
The food environment in New Caledonia is undergoing a transition, with movement away from traditional diets towards processed and discretionary foods and beverages. This study aimed to develop an up-to-date food composition database that could be used to analyze food and nutritional intake data of New Caledonian children and adults. Development of...
This study aimed to assess the status of national diabetes associations in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories as a starting point for strengthening their development and effectiveness in the prevention and control of diabetes. This cross-sectional study was conducted in 21 Pacific Island Countries and Territories using a structured questi...
Globally, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is threatening human health and changing the way people live. With the increasing evidence showing comorbidities of COVID-19 and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the Pacific region, where approximately 75% of deaths are due to NCDs, is significantly vulnerable during this crisis unless urgent action is...
Several diseases and vulnerabilities associated with genetic or microbial factors are more frequent among populations of Oceanian, Non-European, Non-Asian descent (ONENA). ONENA are specific and have long been isolated geographically. To our knowledge, there are no published official, quantitative, aggregated data on the populations impacted by the...