SOTP2015: Non-Communicable Diseases in the Pacific

State of the Pacific 2015

The Pacific Islands region faces serious health challenges from non-communicable diseases. On a per capita basis, the Pacific has the highest incidence of non-communicable diseases in the world, due to lifestyle factors such as poor diet and high rates of smoking. Treatment of these diseases is leading to rapid increases in government expenditure on healthcare, including in the area of medical evacuations. This panel will explore these health challenges and the approaches used to address them.

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