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Welcome to Pacific Open Learning Health Net

Developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Pacific Ministries of Health, Pacific Open Learning Health Net (POLHN) provides online learning opportunities for health workers in the Pacific. Our mission is to develop a knowledgeable, skilled and motivated health workforce using relevant, effective and quality e-learning.

We partner with academic institutions to provide online continuing professional development courses. We offer sponsorship for postgraduate programs, as well as access to recognised self-paced courses on health topics.

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Infection Prevention and Control


Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes in Hospitals


Childhood TB for Healthcare Workers


Best Practices for Food Establishment Inspectors


Cause of Death


Registered LMS
users from across the globe


Learning Centres
in 15 Pacific countries supported by
52 country focal points


of students ranked POLHN
courses very useful in enhancing
their health role & position

Success Stories

As POLHN grew, I grew with it

I work as an ICT Support Officer at Lautoka Hospital. In 2003, during POLHN’s infancy stage, I volunteered to take up the role of POLHN focal point to provide technical support to the POLHN Centre and assist students with queries.

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Latest News

World No Tobacco Day 2018

Published on: 31 May, 2018

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. An official international day recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO), it is celebrated every year.   During this annual awareness day by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services in partnership with 

Message from the Global Network Secretariat

Published on: 13 March, 2018

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the 12th Biennial Conference and Meetings. This important event brings together representatives from 44 WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery across the six WHO global regions, including a range of health professionals and students from around the world.

Global Launch of Nursing Now

Published on: 27 February, 2018

Nurses and midwives make up half of the world’s health workforce, and are essential part of achieving universal health coverage. So, on 28 February a new campaign called Nursing Now, is being launched, aiming to improve the profile and status 

Latest from the blog

Fight Infections and Spread the Word With our Infection Control Course for Nurses

Infections are diseases caused by infectious agents (known collectively as pathogens) such as viruses, bacteria or fungi. Colds and flus are familiar infections that all of you have experienced at some point in your lives. New infections begin when pathogens 

Memories from the Old Capital

For my second quarter, I went to Levuka – widely known as the Old Capital of Fiji – for my duty travel.   It was the best decision I have ever made as there is no denying Levuka’s visual appeal. It’s 

World Immunization Week Celebrated at Nuffield Health Centre

Nuffield health centre celebrated World Immunization Week in Tamavua on Thursday 26 th April. It is celebrated in the last week of April. According to WHO, this year’s theme — ‘Protected Together, #VaccinesWork’ encourages people to put in more efforts to increase 

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