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The Pacific Paramedical Training Centre (PPTC) aims to help develop basic health laboratory capacity in the Pacific region and smaller South-East Asian countries in a way that is appropriate, affordable and sustainable for the health care setting in which laboratory services will be used.
This report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of New Zealand’s support for laboratory strengthening in the Pacific.
The New Zealand Medical Treatment Scheme (NZMTS) aims to assist Pacific island countries to provide their citizens with access to specialised medical treatment.
Recent headlines are clear: our world is a fearful place, spattered with blood, angry men and loose guns. But not everywhere.
One sprawling region has largely avoided, and at times even reversed, the steady proliferation of illegal firearms and death by gunshot. Twelve out...
Abstract: Asia and the Pacific is undergoing a remarkable economic transformation, which is occurring at an exceptional pace. There is clear evidence of an equally rapid epidemiological transition in the region. This article sets out the policy challenges of building healthy societies in the context...
Disasters, and therefore disaster response, in the Pacific are expected to be affected by climate change. This research addressed this issue, and focused on the immediate humanitarian needs following a disaster, drawing upon adaptive capacity as a concept to assess the resilience...
The Pacific island governments view climate change as a priority issue, especially in terms of its potential impacts on food security, and need clear directions in addressing both issues.
This ADB report describes the present state of food security and its contributing factors in...
It’s time for international leadership in better coordination of programs and efforts and increased capacity building in the Pacific Island nations, writes Lesley Russell
THE impact of the environment on health and the health consequences of global warming...
There has been increasing global interest in documenting funding flows for health, but none of that work has focused on the Pacific region.
This paper outlines external funding for two specific areas of overseas development assistance (ODA) for health in the region—HIV/AIDS and non-communicable...
This report details the committee’s inquiry activities in relation to cross-border health issues including tuberculosis, malaria, and sexually transmitted diseases.
It also examines other regional health issues including the rise of non-communicable diseases such as Type 2 diabetes; the health impacts of climate change;...