ERIC Number: ED441484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
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Public Health Information and a Diverse Population.
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)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Health Programs, Health Services, Information Services, International Organizations, Public Health, Special Libraries
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla65/papers/137-86e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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