New PPHSN Publications

PHD issue on Pacific health surveillance and response
The English version of an issue of Pacific Health Dialog on Pacific health surveillance and response has just been released. The publication has been coordinated by the Public Health Surveillance & Communicable Disease Control Section of SPC with the support of NZAID and France via the PREPARE project. It will be published in English and French like the Telehealth issue that was published five years ago and also coordinated by SPC under the PPHSN framework. The surveillance issue includes a number of articles on communicable and non-communicable diseases. An electronic PDF version will be placed online on the PPHSN website in the near future.

Call for papers for second monograph on public health surveillance in the Pacific.

In light of the 10th anniversary of PPHSN, we believe the time has come to publish a second monograph on public health surveillance. This publication will review PPHSN accomplishments and services and provide ideas and proposals for the future directions of the network. It would be great if contributions included testimonies and points of view from various members of the network: departments of health, laboratories, international organisations, training institutions, donors, etc. A call for papers was posted on PacNet in June 2006.

New call for contributions to monograph The deadline for contributions to this publication has been extended to the end of June 2007. Papers should be at least 500 words and may be up to 4000 words.

We sincerely hope you will join us in this initiative by sending your contributions, points of view, ideas or questions as soon as possible to [email protected]

Thank you!