The Department of Public Health and Social Services would like to announce the 52nd Meeting of the Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA), taking place on June 12 – 15, 2012 at the Guam Mariott Resort & Spa, Tumon, Guam.
The mission of PIHOA is to provide a unifying voice and credible authority on health issues of regional significance. PIHOA works to strengthen cross-cutting public health infrastructure in the Pacific Region with priority initiatives that address health workforce development, quality assurance, health data systems, public health planning, and public health laboratories.
The meeting brings together health leadership partners from the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI) to discuss 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 USAPI. US interventions include, the military build-up, the Compacts of Free Association with the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI), Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and Palau, Compact impact in Guam and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and US Federal domestic assistance programs.
The meeting will give special consideration to how interventions can and do affect the impact of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) in PIHOA Member states.
For more information and inquiries, please contact the Department of Public Health and Social Services at 735-7102.