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.
What do we aim for?
Our 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.
When was PPHSN created?
PPHSN was created in 1996 under the joint auspices of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).