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ERIC Number: ED441484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Pages: 7
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Public Health Information and a Diverse Population.
Perkins, Mark
This paper discusses public health services of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC). The paper provides an overview of SPC and the Pacific Islands, including geography, nationality/culture, and development status. SPC Community Health Programmes (CHP) in the following areas are then described: environmental health; AIDS and STD (sexually transmitted disease); public health surveillance; vector-borne diseases; health promotion; nutrition and non-communicable diseases; the Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network; regional epidemiological and health information services; and PACNET (a listserv). A 1998 conference organized by PACNET and WPHNet (Western Pacific HealthNet) is also described. Current SPC library issues are addressed, including a World Wide Web version of the catalog, cooperative efforts, resource sharing, and copyright legislation. (MES)
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla65/papers/137-86e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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