The Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA) is a non-profit organization that is led by and represents the collective interests of the Ministers, Secretaries, and Directors of Health of the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI). The USAPI include the three U.S. Flag Territories of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa, and the three Freely Associated States (independent nations in a special compact relationship with the United States) of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia (Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk, and Yap). The USAPI are populated by more than 500,000 people who live on hundreds of islands and atolls spanning millions of square miles of ocean and crossing five Pacific time zones. PIHOA’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of USAPI communities by providing, through consensus, a unified credible voice on health issues of regional significance.
This week the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WHO WPRO), Dr. Takeshi Kasai met with the PIHOA Guam office staff, consultants and CDC placements in Hagatna! Former Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (Guam DPHSS)...
New Indo-Pacific Command’s Initiative aims to Strengthen Infrastructure and Improve Health Care Workforces within the Pacific Islands
On August 6, 2019, more than 100 people gathered at the University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine (UH JABSOM) to attend the "Finding Sustainable Healthcare Solutions for Oceania" conference! The U.S. military is launching a new effort to support and...
PIHOA Board Members, Secretariat Staff and CDC Partners Represent the USAPIs at the 13th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting in Tahiti!
From August 5-8, 2019, PIHOA Executive Board Members, Secretariat Staff and CDC Partners represented the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands at the 13th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting (PHMM) in French Polynesia! The meeting covered various topics of regional...
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