Youth https://phs.spc.int/ en Fiji youths using art to share prevention and control messages for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) https://phs.spc.int/news/2020/08/fiji-youths-using-art-to-share-prevention-and-control-messages-for-non-communicable <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Fiji youths using art to share prevention and control messages for non-communicable diseases (NCDs)</span> <div class="field field--name-field-city field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item">Nadi</div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/68" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">camille</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/26/2020 - 21:43</span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_325x325/public/featured-images/news/2020-09/IMG_2552.jpg?itok=PjNU9Fny 325w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/featured-images/news/2020-09/IMG_2552.jpg?itok=BjCAYFFw 650w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/featured-images/news/2020-09/IMG_2552.jpg?itok=3tipxDFp 1300w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_2600x2600/public/featured-images/news/2020-09/IMG_2552.jpg?itok=BYEZCTyI 2600w" sizes="(min-width: 1290px) 1290px, 100vw" src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_325x325/public/featured-images/news/2020-09/IMG_2552.jpg?itok=PjNU9Fny" alt="&quot;&quot;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video col-auto"> <iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NjLnHw53NGU?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe></div> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p>“If we make a change now, our generation can be the healing generation in the future and through the Wake-up project we have taken five steps ahead in the advancement of art in Fiji and using this to portray wellness messages”. These are the words of Atueta Rabuka, a member of the Fiji Wake up Youth Ambassadors.</p> <p>The Fiji NCD youth ambassadors facilitated a non- communicable diseases (NCD) prevention and control workshop in Sabeto village, Nadi last month.</p> <p>The workshop involved using art to communicate and learn about NCD prevention and control. Participants were taught basic art techniques and through games learned about NCD prevention and control. The participants then focused on NCDs such as heart diseases, lung cancer and diabetes and created artistic pieces of work to convey &amp; create awareness messages on NCD prevention and control. </p> <p>The NCD youth ambassadors said that Sabeto Village wanted to do something different with the mural. “When it comes to NCD prevention and control messages, usually its associated with risk factors. Sabeto Village decided to be creative and instead incorporate their traditional identity to depict that it’s a collective approach as a community to combat NCD”.</p> <p>Milika Sivo Fiji NCD Youth ambassador said, “As youths, when we pick up a brochure, we do not read through it. But if it’s a picture then we will be engaged hence the idea to use art as a learning tool”.</p> <p>NCDs are preventable and young people can take charge of their future and become healthy adults. SPC believes that young people have the power to inspire and become more involved in health promotion and NCD prevention and control activities. The Fiji NCD youth ambassadors not only inspired Sabeto village youths but also their parents and the elderly, as they participated in this workshop as well.  </p> <p>The Wake Up! Project, launched in 2017, with financial support from the Pacific Fund (France) and the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC).</p> <p><strong>Useful link:</strong><br /><a href="https://www.spc.int/updates/blog/2020/08/mobilising-youth-to-lead-the-fight-against-non-communicable-diseases-in-the">https://www.spc.int/updates/blog/2020/08/mobilising-youth-to-lead-the-fight-against-non-communicable-diseases-in-the</a>)</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-membercountry field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Country</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/23" hreflang="en">Fiji</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/152" hreflang="en">Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs)</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/165" hreflang="en">Wake Up</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/168" hreflang="en"> Youth</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-related-programme field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Related Programme</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/programmes/non-communicable-diseases" hreflang="en">Non Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Programme</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 26 Aug 2020 21:43:28 +0000 camille 278 at https://phs.spc.int Mobilising Youth to lead the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases in the Pacific https://phs.spc.int/news/2020/08/mobilising-youth-to-lead-the-fight-against-non-communicable-diseases-in-the-pacific <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Mobilising Youth to lead the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases in the Pacific</span> <div class="field field--name-field-city field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item">Suva</div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/68" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">camille</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 08/16/2020 - 21:48</span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_325x325/public/featured-images/news/2020-09/Mobilising%20Youth%20to%20lead%20the%20fight%20against%20Non-Communicable%20Diseases%20in%20the%20Pacific.jpg?itok=Dpye-QnW 325w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/featured-images/news/2020-09/Mobilising%20Youth%20to%20lead%20the%20fight%20against%20Non-Communicable%20Diseases%20in%20the%20Pacific.jpg?itok=I0AqHsQK 650w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/featured-images/news/2020-09/Mobilising%20Youth%20to%20lead%20the%20fight%20against%20Non-Communicable%20Diseases%20in%20the%20Pacific.jpg?itok=wPN1AhKn 1000w" sizes="(min-width: 1290px) 1290px, 100vw" src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_325x325/public/featured-images/news/2020-09/Mobilising%20Youth%20to%20lead%20the%20fight%20against%20Non-Communicable%20Diseases%20in%20the%20Pacific.jpg?itok=Dpye-QnW" alt="&quot;&quot;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Did you know that Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) represent one of the most serious challenges to the health and wellbeing of youth in the Pacific region?  </p> <p>In the ‘Pacific Youth Development Framework 2014 – 2023’, young people identified NCDs as a major development issue affecting their health, wellbeing and their futures. Approximately 75% of all deaths in the Pacific are due to NCDs. Overweight and obese children are likely to stay obese into adulthood and more likely to develop NCDs such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases at a younger age.</p> <p>NCDs are typically observed in adults but are now are increasingly diagnosed in young people due to tobacco consumption, harmful use of alcohol, poor diets combined with lack of physical exercise.</p> <p>To respond to the increasing challenge of NCDs in the region, the Public Health Division (PHD) of the Pacific Community (SPC) has mobilised and engaged Youth leadership in the fight against NCDs.</p> <p>Launched in 2017, the Wake up! Project aimed to educate youth on NCDs and train them on communication techniques to raise awareness about NCDs in their communities. In 2017, Wake up! worked with youth groups to produce original videos, in 2018 young people created murals (graffiti art) to raise awareness about NCD and last year youths from 8 Pacific Island Countries (Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Vanuatu, Wallis &amp; Futuna) developed comic strips under the guidance of professional artists.</p> <p>Through this effort, the Pacific Youth NCDs Ambassador programme was recently launched to support the different innovations by young people to raise awareness on prevention and control of NCDs not only for young people but also to all members of their societies.</p> <p>“It was a good experience. While we shared our knowledge of using art to communicate NCD prevention and control messages, we also learned from the participants. For example, being Youths and in urban areas, we were unfamiliar with the itaukei/local words for NCDs,” Milika Sivo, NCD youth ambassador.</p> <p>The Wake up! Project is implemented by SPC with funding support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Pacific French Funds.</p> <hr /><p><strong>More info on the </strong><em><strong>WAKE UP!</strong></em><strong> project :                                           </strong></p> <ul><li><a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="f59d521c-72e2-4e10-9921-1f31130c66f0" href="/node/11278">The Wake up! project explained in 5 minutes</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.spc.int/updates/blog/2020/01/wake-up-when-pacific-youth-stands-up-for-the-health-of-their-communities">Wake Up! 2019</a> (comic strips) </li> <li><a href="https://www.spc.int/updates/blog/2019/08/see-what-youth-can-do">Wake Up! 2018</a> (street art)</li> <li><a href="https://www.spc.int/updates/blog/2018/04/wake-up">Wake Up! 2017</a> (video) </li> </ul></div> <div class="field field--name-field-membercountry field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Country</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/23" hreflang="en">Fiji</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/145" hreflang="en">Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/273" hreflang="en">Pacific Funds (France)</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/165" hreflang="en">Wake Up</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/168" hreflang="en"> Youth</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-related-programme field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Related Programme</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/programmes/non-communicable-diseases" hreflang="en">Non Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Programme</a></div> </div> </div> Sun, 16 Aug 2020 21:48:27 +0000 camille 279 at https://phs.spc.int Wake Up! When Pacific youth stands up for the health of their communities https://phs.spc.int/news/2020/01/wake-up-when-pacific-youth-stands-up-for-the-health-of-their-communities <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Wake Up! When Pacific youth stands up for the health of their communities</span> <div class="field field--name-field-city field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item">Noumea</div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/68" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">camille</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/27/2020 - 04:36</span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_325x325/public/featured-images/news/2020-01/Solomon%20Islands%20team%20-%20TomTom%20and%20Tokitoki%20-%20SPC%20Wake%20up%20project%20-%20PHD%202019.jpg?itok=mzi6jy8r 325w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/featured-images/news/2020-01/Solomon%20Islands%20team%20-%20TomTom%20and%20Tokitoki%20-%20SPC%20Wake%20up%20project%20-%20PHD%202019.jpg?itok=BR1_2Ynf 650w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/featured-images/news/2020-01/Solomon%20Islands%20team%20-%20TomTom%20and%20Tokitoki%20-%20SPC%20Wake%20up%20project%20-%20PHD%202019.jpg?itok=Xc64dCsb 1200w" sizes="(min-width: 1290px) 1290px, 100vw" src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_325x325/public/featured-images/news/2020-01/Solomon%20Islands%20team%20-%20TomTom%20and%20Tokitoki%20-%20SPC%20Wake%20up%20project%20-%20PHD%202019.jpg?itok=mzi6jy8r" alt="&quot;&quot;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>For the third consecutive year, young people from different Pacific island states and territories have the opportunity to spread prevention and control messages for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) using different media, thanks to the <em>Wake Up!</em> Project, launched in 2017, with financial support from the Pacific Fund (France) and the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC).</p> <p>In August 2019, around thirty young people from the Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna chose to design the comics that we are presenting to you today. They are intended to make communities of origin of these young people aware of the issue of NCDs.</p> <p>NCDs (diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and cancer) constitute a major obstacle to the socio-economic development of the Pacific Island Countries and Territories. Smoking, harmful alcohol use and unhealthy eating, along with physical inactivity, are the main risk factors associated with NCDs.</p> <p>Each team thus focused on one of these risk factors, and created a story aimed at presenting the dangers of NCDs, but also the solutions that exist in order to deal with them.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Cook Islands</h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="Kokonut Kind - Cook Islands" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ac37ac23-b033-426d-82b7-a223e008b060" src="/sites/default/files/images/3Cook%20Islands%20team%20-%20Coconut%20King%20-%20SPC%20Wake%20up%20project%20-%20PHD%202019.jpg" width="849" height="1200" loading="lazy" /><br /><figcaption>The Kokonut King - Cook Islands <br /><a href="http://purl.org/spc/digilib/doc/wuuz9">Download the comic strip</a></figcaption></figure><p>Ngatamaine and his team chose to participate in the project because NCDs are a major problem in the Cook Islands. The team therefore wanted to explore a new way to fight against these diseases.</p> <p>The team has created a comic strip based on the legend of a superhero, who combats non-communicable diseases (NCDs): the Coconut King.</p> <blockquote><p>"We are trying to promote the actions of this superhero who teaches people what not to do and how to live healthy and eat properly," says Ngatamaine.</p> <p>"We invite you to read this legend, told by a village teenager about this strange man, faster than the fastest of dogs and climbing trees faster than any cat, and who encouraged the community to choose a healthy lifestyle."</p> </blockquote> <h2> </h2> <h2>New Caledonia</h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="Things fall Apart - New Caledonia" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="497cd488-b812-48b1-9a4b-fc71ab1b1d3a" src="/sites/default/files/images/2New%20Caledonia%20team%20-%20Things%20Fall%20Apart%20-%20SPC%20Wake%20up%20project%20-%20PHD%202019.jpg" width="849" height="1200" loading="lazy" /><br /><figcaption>Things fall Apart - New Caledonia<br /><a href="http://purl.org/spc/digilib/doc/d7ks9">Download the comic strip</a></figcaption></figure><p>This team of three young Caledonians is mobilizing against smoking and the harmful use of alcohol, one of the major challenges for young people in the country.</p> <blockquote><p>"I chose to participate in this NCD project because I wanted to know more about the risks associated with these diseases, and more particularly the risks associated with certain specific products that I consume daily," explains Yoran, member of the team.</p> <p>“We have chosen to point out how everything can collapse due to these two risk factors for NCD through the story of a young boy who drinks and smokes too much and ends up realizing that it can kill him. This story is unfortunately not uncommon here in our country."</p> </blockquote> <h2> </h2> <h2>Solomon Islands</h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="Tom Tom &amp; Tokitoki - Solomon Islands" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="feaf4317-5286-4006-9e86-3c3f2d146655" src="/sites/default/files/images/4Solomon%20Islands%20team%20-%20TomTom%20and%20Tokitoki%20-%20SPC%20Wake%20up%20project%20-%20PHD%202019-portrait%20v2-1200.jpg" width="850" height="1200" loading="lazy" /><br /><figcaption>Tom Tom &amp; Tokitoki - Solomon Islands<br /><a href="http://purl.org/spc/digilib/doc/n2fzq">Download the comic strip</a></figcaption></figure><p>According to Bradley, a member of the Solomon Islands team, there are many NCD problems in his country. It is therefore very important to know what they are and how to prevent them.</p> <blockquote><p>"Where I come from, chewing betel nut is a common habit, but not many people know that it is a risk factor for cancer. That's why we have to find solutions to this problem, he says.</p> <p>"To raise awareness in our communities, we wrote the story of two brothers, Tom Tom and Tokitoki. Although his brother keeps reminding him of how bad it is, Tom Tom continues to chew betel nut every day. After 20 years of consumption, Tom Tom will eventually dies from cancer. Devastated to have lost his brother to whom he was close, Tokitoki decides to advocate for a healthy lifestyle within his community."</p> </blockquote> <p> </p> <table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 1100px;"><tbody><tr><td> <h2>Fiji</h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="The Wake-Up Call - Fiji" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9cd77ad2-04de-4008-9d98-cdb4908b661d" src="/sites/default/files/images/Fiji%20team%20-%20The%20Wake-Up%20Call%20-%20SPC%20Wake%20up%20project%20-%20PHD%202019-portrait.jpg" width="850" height="1200" loading="lazy" /><br /><figcaption>The Wake-Up Call - Fiji<br /><a href="http://purl.org/spc/digilib/doc/ygmcp">Download the comic strip</a></figcaption></figure><p>The Fiji team tells the story of a 25-year-old man who, after a serious heart attack caused by his lifestyle, has to change his daily habits by exercising more and adopting a balanced diet. He then becomes an advocate in the fight against NCDs so that the young generation can learn from their experience.</p> </td> <td> <h2>Tonga</h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="Wake Up - Tonga" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c180c117-dee3-43e4-ac40-30042ca72936" src="/sites/default/files/images/Tonga%20team%20-%20Wake%20Up%20-%20SPC%20Wake%20up%20project%20-%20PHD%202019.jpg" width="849" height="1200" loading="lazy" /><br /><figcaption>Wake Up - Tonga<br /><a href="http://purl.org/spc/digilib/doc/yhr8m">Download the comic strip</a></figcaption></figure><p>The team of three young people from Tonga has chosen to write an original story to make pregnant women aware of the harmful effects of smoking on their newborn baby.</p> <p> </p> </td> </tr><tr><td> <h2>Vanuatu</h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="Once upon a time - Vanuatu" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c0c2161a-7977-4da0-bd44-9fc446852c2b" src="/sites/default/files/images/Vanuatu%20Team%20-%20Once%20upon%20a%20time%20-%20SPC%20Wake%20up%20project%20-%20PHD%202019.jpg" width="849" height="1200" loading="lazy" /><br /><figcaption>Once upon a time - Vanuatu<br /><a href="http://purl.org/spc/digilib/doc/ckvxr">Download the comic strip</a></figcaption></figure><p>This is the story of two young friends whose lifestyles are totally different. They meet 20 years later and the one whose lifestyle is not healthy, realizes that he must urgently change his habits to avoid endangering his health and that of his child.</p> </td> <td> <h2>Wallis and Futuna</h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="Tupa and the container coming from the sea" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="13aed85f-8257-4d3d-99d7-b58066f6c8a8" src="/sites/default/files/images/1Wallis%20and%20Futuna%20Team%20-%20Tupa%20et%20le%20container%20venu%20de%20la%20mer%20-%20SPC%20Wake%20up%20project%20-%20PHD%202019-1200.jpg" width="850" height="1200" loading="lazy" /><br /><figcaption>Tupa and the container coming from the sea<br /><a href="http://purl.org/spc/digilib/doc/aw8fi">Download the comic strip</a></figcaption></figure><p>The Wallis and Futuna team wrote the story of Tupa, a little pig faced with the consequences of his poor diet. This cartoon aims to raise awareness among the youngest members of the Wallis and Futuna community about the risks linked to excessive consumption of heavily processed foods.</p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><h2> </h2> <h2>Download</h2> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td> <p>All comic strips <br /><a href="https://www.spc.int/DigitalLibrary/PHD/Collection/Wake%20Up" target="_blank"><img border="0" height="11" src="https://coastfish.spc.int/images/stories/CFP/Manuals_Handbooks/dl_icon.gif" width="9" /> Download PDF</a></p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p><strong>Would you be interested in taking part in the 2020 SPC <em>Wake Up!</em> Project?</strong></p> <p>Stay tunned, the 2020 call for application will be launched in April! This year, the participants will focus on raising NCDs awareness through an animated video.​</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-membercountry field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Country</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/20" hreflang="en">Cook Islands</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/33" hreflang="en">New Caledonia</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Solomon Islands</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/23" hreflang="en">Fiji</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Tonga</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/55" hreflang="en">Vanuatu</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/56" hreflang="en">Wallis and Futuna</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/152" hreflang="en">Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs)</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/165" hreflang="en">Wake Up</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/168" hreflang="en"> Youth</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/145" hreflang="en">Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-related-programme field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Related Programme</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/programmes/non-communicable-diseases" hreflang="en">Non Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Programme</a></div> </div> </div> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 04:36:48 +0000 camille 194 at https://phs.spc.int Tonga youth training on NCD Prevention & Control & Social Media https://phs.spc.int/events/tonga-youth-training-on-ncd-prevention-control-social-media <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Tonga youth training on NCD Prevention &amp; Control &amp; Social Media</span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/featured_image/public/featuredimages/events/2019-11/Tonga-Nukualofa_0.jpg?itok=RwOcsXFp" width="1000" height="456" alt="Tonga" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-featured-image" /> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/22" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">spapi</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/11/2019 - 21:30</span> <div class="field field--name-field-geolocation-for-event field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Tonga</div> <div class="field field--name-field-location-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Tonga</div> <span class="field field--name-field-kind-of-event field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item">Training Event</span> <span class="field field--name-field-event-date-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Nov 11</span> <span class="field field--name-field-event-date-end field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">- Nov 14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-add-to-calendar field--type-add-to-calendar-field field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="addtocalendar" data-calendars="iCalendar, Google Calendar, Outlook, Outlook Online, Yahoo! Calendar" data-secure="auto"><a class="atcb-link"><em class="placeholder">Add to Calendar</em></a> <var class="atc_event"><var class="atc_date_start">2024-02-22 02:12:21</var> <var class="atc_date_end">2024-02-22 02:12:21</var> <var class="atc_title">Tonga youth training on NCD Prevention &amp; Control &amp; Social Media</var> <var class="atc_description"> ​This training is attended by Tonga Youths with the aim to improve their knowledge on NCDs and risk factors and using social media to communicate.  </var> <var class="atc_location"> Tonga </var> <var class="atc_organizer">Pacific Community (SPC)</var> <var class="atc_organizer_email">[email protected]</var> <var class="atc_timezone">UTC</var> <var class="atc_privacy">public</var> </var></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>​This training is attended by Tonga Youths with the aim to improve their knowledge on NCDs and risk factors and using social media to communicate. </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-organizer field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Organizer</div> <div class="field__item">SPC</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-membercountry field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Country</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item">Tonga</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/168" hreflang="en"> Youth</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/152" hreflang="en">Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs)</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-related-programme field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Related Programme</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/programmes/non-communicable-diseases" hreflang="en">Non Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Programme</a></div> </div> </div> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 21:30:06 +0000 spapi 181 at https://phs.spc.int Wake up! Workshop https://phs.spc.int/events/wake-up-workshop <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Wake up! Workshop</span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/featured_image/public/featuredimages/events/2019-06/wake%2520up%25202019%2520spc%2520pacific%2520community%2520cps_%2520Tui_NCD%2520Alien-1200_0.jpg?itok=VZEGXODp" width="1000" height="563" alt="Wake Up! 2019 comics " typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-featured-image" /> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/22" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">spapi</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 06/28/2019 - 19:39</span> <div class="field field--name-field-geolocation-for-event field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Promenade Roger Laroque, Noumea, New Caledonia</div> <div class="field field--name-field-location-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">New Caledonia</div> <span class="field field--name-field-kind-of-event field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item">Workshop</span> <span class="field field--name-field-event-date-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Aug 27</span> <span class="field field--name-field-event-date-end field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">- Aug 29</span> <div class="field field--name-field-add-to-calendar field--type-add-to-calendar-field field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="addtocalendar" data-calendars="iCalendar, Google Calendar, Outlook, Outlook Online, Yahoo! Calendar" data-secure="auto"><a class="atcb-link"><em class="placeholder">Add to Calendar</em></a> <var class="atc_event"><var class="atc_date_start">2024-02-22 02:12:21</var> <var class="atc_date_end">2024-02-22 02:12:21</var> <var class="atc_title">Wake up! Workshop</var> <var class="atc_description"> Well-known for its landscapes, authentic and welcoming population, the Pacific region is also sadly famous because of the high rate of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs are today the main cause of death in the Pacific. To help tackle this regional health crisis, the Public Health Division of the Pacific Community (SPC) began the Wake Up project. First launched in 2017 with the financial support of the Australian Department of foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Pacific French Funds, Wake Up aimed to educate youth on NCDs and train them on communication techniques to raise awareness about NCDs in their communities. Following the project’s success in 2017 and 2018, SPC will send out a call for applications for the 2019 round. This year, the participants will focus on raising NCDs awareness through comics.​ To find out more, visit this link. More info on the WAKE UP! project : - 2019 Project call (teaser) - Wake Up! 2017 (video)  - Wake Up! 2018 (street art) Media contact: Solène Bertrand-Protat, Non-Communicable Diseases Advisor, Public Health Division, Pacific Community (SPC) | Email: Soleneb [at] spc.int ​   </var> <var class="atc_location"> Promenade Roger Laroque, Noumea, New Caledonia </var> <var class="atc_organizer">Pacific Community (SPC)</var> <var class="atc_organizer_email">[email protected]</var> <var class="atc_timezone">UTC</var> <var class="atc_privacy">public</var> </var></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="box-sizing:border-box;padding:initial;margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;color:#3b3b3b;font-family:&quot;pt sans&quot;, sans-serif;font-size:14.4px;">Well-known for its landscapes, authentic and welcoming population, the Pacific region is also sadly famous because of the high rate of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs are today the main cause of death in the Pacific. To help tackle this regional health crisis, the Public Health Division of the Pacific Community (SPC) began the Wake Up project. First launched in 2017 with the financial support of the Australian Department of foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Pacific French Funds, Wake Up aimed to educate youth on NCDs and train them on communication techniques to raise awareness about NCDs in their communities.</p> <p><span style="color:#3b3b3b;font-family:&quot;pt sans&quot;, sans-serif;font-size:14.4px;">Following the project’s success in 2017 and 2018, SPC will send out a call for applications for the 2019 round. This year, the participants will focus on raising NCDs awareness through comics.</span>​</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;padding:initial;margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;color:#3b3b3b;font-family:&quot;pt sans&quot;, sans-serif;font-size:14.4px;">To find out more, <a data-emb-href-display="www.spc.int" href="https://www.spc.int/updates/news/2019/05/launch-of-the-wake-up-project-to-engage-pacific-youth-in-prevention-and" style="box-sizing:border-box;padding:initial;color:#006699;background-color:transparent;" target="_blank"><span style="box-sizing:border-box;padding:initial;font-weight:bolder;">visit this link</span></a>.</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;padding:initial;margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;color:#3b3b3b;font-family:&quot;pt sans&quot;, sans-serif;font-size:14.4px;"><span style="font-weight:bolder;">More info on the</span><span style="font-weight:bolder;"> </span><em style="font-weight:bolder;box-sizing:border-box;padding:initial;">WAKE UP!</em><span style="font-weight:bolder;"> </span><span style="font-weight:bolder;">project :</span></p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;padding:initial;margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;color:#3b3b3b;font-family:&quot;pt sans&quot;, sans-serif;font-size:14.4px;">- <span style="box-sizing:border-box;padding:initial;font-weight:bolder;"><a data-emb-href-display="youtu.be" href="https://youtu.be/w52zTlRnEwU" style="box-sizing:border-box;padding:initial;color:#006699;background-color:transparent;" target="_blank">2019 Project call</a></span> (teaser)<br style="box-sizing:border-box;padding:initial;" /><br /> - <a href="https://www.spc.int/updates/blog/2018/04/wake-up" style="box-sizing:border-box;padding:initial;color:#006699;background-color:transparent;" target="_blank">Wake Up! 2017</a> (video) <br style="box-sizing:border-box;padding:initial;" /><br /> - <a href="https://www.spc.int/updates/blog/2018/08/wake-up-2018-street-art" style="box-sizing:border-box;padding:initial;color:#006699;background-color:transparent;" target="_blank">Wake Up! 2018</a> (street art)</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;padding:initial;margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;color:#3b3b3b;font-family:&quot;pt sans&quot;, sans-serif;font-size:14.4px;"><span style="box-sizing:border-box;padding:initial;font-weight:bolder;">Media contact:</span><br style="box-sizing:border-box;padding:initial;" /><br /> Solène Bertrand-Protat, Non-Communicable Diseases Advisor, Public Health Division, Pacific Community (SPC) | Email: <span class="spamspan"><span class="u">Soleneb</span> [at] <span class="d">spc.int</span><span class="e"></p> <!--style="box-sizing:border-box;padding:initial;color:#006699;background-color:transparent;"--><p></span></span>​</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;padding:initial;margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;color:#3b3b3b;font-family:&quot;pt sans&quot;, sans-serif;font-size:14.4px;"> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/165" hreflang="en">Wake Up</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/166" hreflang="en"> Public Health</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/152" hreflang="en">Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs)</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/168" hreflang="en"> Youth</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-related-programme field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Related Programme</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/programmes/non-communicable-diseases" hreflang="en">Non Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Programme</a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 28 Jun 2019 19:39:41 +0000 spapi 84 at https://phs.spc.int Childhood obesity, a major concern in the Pacific https://phs.spc.int/news/2019/09/childhood-obesity-a-major-concern-in-the-pacific-0 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Childhood obesity, a major concern in the Pacific</span> <div class="field field--name-field-city field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item">Noumea</div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/68" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">camille</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 09/18/2019 - 21:09</span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_325x325/public/featured-images/news/2020-01/PHMM%202019%20ministers%20group%20photo%20at%20the%20opening%202019.jpg?itok=xhhQ8puD 325w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/featured-images/news/2020-01/PHMM%202019%20ministers%20group%20photo%20at%20the%20opening%202019.jpg?itok=kqap4sc0 650w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/featured-images/news/2020-01/PHMM%202019%20ministers%20group%20photo%20at%20the%20opening%202019.jpg?itok=gfPD2YLH 1000w" sizes="(min-width: 1290px) 1290px, 100vw" src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_325x325/public/featured-images/news/2020-01/PHMM%202019%20ministers%20group%20photo%20at%20the%20opening%202019.jpg?itok=xhhQ8puD" alt="&quot;&quot;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Most behaviours linked to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) begin in early childhood. NCDs, such as diabetes, heart disease, chronic respiratory disease and cancer, are the leading cause (75%) of deaths in Pacific Island countries and territories.</p> <p>“Childhood obesity is an emerging public health concern across the Pacific, so we need to ensure that we address the issue of NCDs and childhood obesity in a whole of government and whole of society approach”, pointed out Dr Si Thu Win Tin, NCD Team Leader at the Pacific Community (SPC). During the 13th Pacific Health Ministers meeting in Papeete, French Polynesia from 6 to 8 August 2019, the countries recalled their commitment to reducing the number of NCD-related premature deaths.</p> <p>There are four risk factors behind NCDs, i.e. a lack of exercise, poor diets, smoking, and alcohol abuse. Studies in the region have shown that more than 20% of young people aged 13 to 15 are obese, so childhood obesity is a now of growing concern for the Pacific.</p> <p>Like all Pacific Island countries, New Caledonia has not been immune to this scourge. According to <a href="https://www.ass.nc/themes/mange-mieux-bouge-plus/obesite-en-nc/epidemiologie" target="_blank">a study</a> the New Caledonian Health and Social Affairs Agency carried out in 2011-2012, nearly one child out of every six was overweight or obese. These figures are even more alarming as by the age of 9, nearly three children out of every 10 were overweight as were four out of every 10 by the age of 12. “Our problem is that we have always had a very care-focussed approach, but not enough resources are dedicated to prevention,” highlighted Valentine Eurisouké, the member of the New Caledonia Government in charge of coordinating and implementing the Do Kamo (health) Plan and the civic service. “We need to review our strategies for prevention but also for education so as to promote health in schools and strengthen prevention messages in the education system,” she added.</p> <p>Given the scope of this task and the need to promote and support efforts to put an end to childhood obesity in the region, in 2018 Pacific health leaders approved the establishment of the Pacific ECHO (“<em>Ending Childhood Obesity”</em>) network designed to implement regional childhood-obesity control priorities , which will strengthen the programmes that already exist in country.</p> <p>The Federated States of Micronesia also have to deal with childhood obesity, one of their major public health concerns. “The latest study that was done in 2015 revealed that obesity in FSM is around 20 to 30% prevalence in children from 2 years to 8 years, that’s a concerning factor,” explained Carter Joe Apaisam of the FSM Department of Health &amp; Social Affairs. Such obesity is due to a wide range of social and environmental factors. As the lifestyles of communities change, they are turning to imported processed foods rather than the healthy traditional foods grown in the islands.</p> <p>Mr. Apaisam regrets that shops and snack bars can now be found around schools. He believes that in order to effectively fight childhood obesity, policies to restrict the sale of unhealthy food near schools are needed along with efforts to get the education sector involved in adapting the school curriculum  that address physical activity and healthy eating.</p> <p>While recognising that childhood obesity is a complex issue, efforts must be made to resolve the problem by getting all the stakeholders involved. Everyone in the community - from children to parents and including teachers, businesspeople, civil society and political authorities - must be involved so that each one, at his or her level, can begin taking action to ensure healthy futures for Pacific Island children.</p> <p><sup><em>By Camillem</em></sup></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-membercountry field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Country</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/25" hreflang="en">French Polynesia</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/152" hreflang="en">Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs)</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/168" hreflang="en"> Youth</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-related-programme field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Related Programme</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/programmes/non-communicable-diseases" hreflang="en">Non Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Programme</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 18 Sep 2019 21:09:04 +0000 camille 186 at https://phs.spc.int