Jul 27

52nd PIHOA Meeting Concludes in Guam

52nd PIHOA Meeting Concludes in Guam

The 52nd Pacific Islands Health Officers’ Meeting (PIHOA) was held in Guam from June 11 to 15, 2012. The theme for the meeting was “Managing Regionalism for Health in the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands.” The objective of the meeting was to propose and increase consensus among PIHOA member states and their development partners for viable regional strategies that increase–or are prerequisites to increasing–the positive health impact of interventions by non-governmental organizations, foreign governments, and/or the United States in the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands. US interventions include, for example, the military buildup, the Compacts of Free Association with RMI, FSM and Palau, Compact impact in Guam and CNMI, and US Federal domestic assistance programs. The meeting will give special consideration to how interventions can and do effect Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) in PIHOA Member states.

For additional information about the meeting and its outcomes, as well as conference documents, please visit the official conference page here.

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Michael Epp

Michael Epp is the Executive Director of PIHOA and was hired in March of 2007. In addition to providing management and strategic direction to PIHOA, he has worked as a freelance strategic planner, facilitator and grant writer.     » More About Michael...