P P H S N - R O S S P 

Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network 

Réseau océanien de surveillance de la santé publique






What is PPHSN?

The Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN) is a voluntary network of countries and organisations dedicated to the promotion of public health surveillance and appropriate response.to the health challenges of 22 Pacific Island countries and territories.

Goal: PPHSN's goal is to improve
public health surveillance and response in the Pacific Islands in a sustainable way.

The first priorities of the PPHSN are communicable diseases, especially the outbreak-prone ones. At this stage the target diseases include: dengue, measles, rubella, influenza, leptospirosis, typhoid fever, cholera and HIV/STIs.

 PPHSN was created in 1996 under the joint auspices of  SPC and WHO

The PPHSN strategies are the following: 

Harmonisation of surveillance data and development of appropriate

     surveillance systems (with priority given to outbreak surveillance and response). 

Publication/dissemination of timely, accurate and relevant information, in various forms.

Training in applied epidemiology and public health surveillance, adapted to regional needs. 

Extension of the electronic communication network to new partners, new services and
     other public health networks (telehealth).

Development of relevant and cost-effective computer applications.

PPHSN Strategic Framework 2003-2006
(Word, 189KB)
(PDF, 127 KB)

This document is to be converted
into individual operational plans
by PPHSN members.





PPHSN website developed by SPC's Research, Evidence and Information Programme

Focal Point of the PPHSN Coordinating Body
with financial assistance from New Zealand Aid Programme and France 

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