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:
surveillance data and development of appropriate
(with priority given to outbreak surveillance and response).
Publication/dissemination of timely, accurate and relevant information, in
Training in applied epidemiology and public health surveillance, adapted to
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
(PDF, 127 KB)
This document is to be converted
into individual operational plans
by PPHSN members.