School of Social Sciences - The University of the South Pacific.
Australian National Council on Drugs.
The Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) is the principal advisory body to Government on drug policy and plays a critical role in ensuring the voice of the community is heard in relation to drug related policies and strategies. For more information please visit the website.
Asia Pacific Alcohol Policy Alliance.
The Asia Pacific Alcohol Policy Alliance (APAPA) is a network of NGOs committed to the development of effective alcohol policy in the Asia Pacific region. We aim to work with other organisations in reducing alcohol-related harm worldwide. For more information please visit the website.
Asia & Pacific Amphetamine - Type Stimulants Information Centre.
Abuse of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) is now estimated to affect approximately 25 million people worldwide, with most ATS abuse taking place in East and South-East Asia. Production and trafficking of ATS has also risen, with seizures of industrial scale ATS laboratories taking place in recent years. In addition, ATS seizures are more than six times as high as they were in 1990, with most of the trafficking of methamphetamine occurring in East and South-East Asia. For more information please visit the website.
Healthy Pacific Lifestyle Public Health Program of the Secretariat for the South Pacific.
In the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization (WHO), PICTs consistently have the highest rates of death due to ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and diabetes. These rates are often significantly higher than those for more developed countries in the region. Importantly, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are preventable if people adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles like improved nutrition, not smoking, reducing alcohol consumption and increasing physical activity. For more information please visit the website.
Pacific health voices and information
To friends of PDARN, this e-journal aims to be a repository of pacific literature, specifically targeting “grey literature”. It is also an avenue for posting of pacific health reports that may not be widely available to other health workers. We are building up our collection and would appreciate any health report from your country that you feel should be made available to a wider audience.
Pacific Health Voices also encourages and assists Pacific Islanders to develop their skills in academic writing for publication. We are inviting you to submit articles relating to health issues in the Pacific. Find our submission criteria’s on our homepage. Fiji School of Medicine is also compiling articles for the September 2010 publication of Pacific Health Dialogue(PHD). For information on PHD submission criteria’s please visit http://www.pacifichealthdialog.org.fj or contact me.