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Japan’s Kasai nominated as Western Pacific’s next WHO regional director

Published By   /  October 10, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Niue, Pacific health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, WHO, World Health Organisation  /  Comments Off on Japan’s Kasai nominated as Western Pacific’s next WHO regional director

Japan’s candidate, Dr Takeshi Kasai … elected in spite of strong Pacific campaign over the World Health Organisation (WHO) post for Western Pacific. Image: WHO Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Japan’s candidate, Dr Takeshi Kasai, has been elected as the next World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for the Western Pacific. Health ministers and other senior […]

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VP’s camp defers to Duterte over his health disclosure – ‘he knows his oath’

Published By   /  October 10, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Constitution, Featured, Health and Fitness, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Presidential health, Press Release, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, State of health  /  Comments Off on VP’s camp defers to Duterte over his health disclosure – ‘he knows his oath’

Health controversy: The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo in the Philippines says it respects the declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte that his recent medical tests came back negative. Image: Rappler montage By Lian Buan in Manila The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo is keen on pushing for the public disclosure of President Rodrigo […]

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Tukuitonga goes into battle on behalf of Pacific for WHO position

Published By   /  October 8, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Featured, Global, Health and Fitness, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Niue, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Tukuitonga goes into battle on behalf of Pacific for WHO position

Dr Colin Tukuitonga, a New Zealander of Niuean descent and proposed by New Zealand, was given resounding support for his nomination from Pacific countries. Image: AUT By Sri Krishnamurthi Health challenges in the Pacific Islands require acute and immediate attention from the World Health Organisation, says Dr Colin Tukuitonga, a New Zealander of Niuean descent […]

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Loss of MSF mental health carers from Nauru heightens fears for children

Published By   /  October 7, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Children, Doctors Without Borders, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Media, Mental Health, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, MSF, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Loss of MSF mental health carers from Nauru heightens fears for children

Doctors Without Borders staff at a display tent during Nauru’s 50th independence celebrations in January. Image: MSF Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Health and human rights advocates fear the mental ill-health of refugees on Nauru could worsen following the Pacific government’s move to scrap a vital support service. Doctors Without Borders (MSF – Médecins Sans Frontières) […]

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Japanese development aid funding splits Pacific unity on key WHO post

Published By   /  September 21, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, Japan, Malaysia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Islands health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, WHO, World Health Organisation  /  Comments Off on Japanese development aid funding splits Pacific unity on key WHO post

Dr Colin Tukuitonga, a New Zealander of Niuean descent and proposed by New Zealand, was given resounding support for his nomination from Pacific countries. Image: AUT The Western Pacific post for the World Health Organisation is a vitally important role for the region. However, reports Sri Krishnamurthi for Asia Pacific Journalism, the earlier unity over […]

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How PNG brought back polio and the key lessons learned

Published By   /  September 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Polio, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, World Health Organisation  /  Comments Off on How PNG brought back polio and the key lessons learned

By Jamie Tahana, RNZ Pacific journalist When Max Manape received the confirmation in Papua New Guinea his heart sank. A 22-month-old girl had been diagnosed with polio. She was paralysed. A few days later, another confirmation came. A two-year-old boy had been taken to a clinic with weakness in his legs. Workers sent away for […]

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NZ must help Solomon Islands tackle unemployment ‘time bomb’, says Clark

Published By   /  September 2, 2018  /  Agriculture, Aid, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Featured, Gender, Gender violence, Global, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Indigenous, Jobless youth, Labour, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, NZ aid, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Solomon Islands, Thailand, UNDP, Unemployment, United Nations Development Programme, Youth  /  Comments Off on NZ must help Solomon Islands tackle unemployment ‘time bomb’, says Clark

Former PM Helen Clark at the National Council of Women conference yesterday … New Zealand should rethink its aid structure. Image: Del Abcede/PMC By Jessica Marshall in Auckland The Solomon Islands faces a “time bomb” with a youth unemployment rate of 82 percent and New Zealand needs to do more to help the Pacific country, […]

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Aid groups call on Pacific leaders to end Nauru refugee ‘stain in region’

Published By   /  September 1, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Child refugees, Children, Development, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, justice, Manus Island, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugee Crisis, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Aid groups call on Pacific leaders to end Nauru refugee ‘stain in region’

Some of the children in the refugee camp on the island of Nauru. Image: SBS/Rural Australians for Fefugees/File Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Amnesty International has joined 80 other NGOs in urging Pacific leaders to demand the closure of the Australian-funded immigration detention camp on Nauru  when they meet in the Pacific nation next week, reports SBS […]

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NZ and Pacific countries contest Asian influence for WHO regional director

Published By   /  August 20, 2018  /  Aid, Aid policy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Health, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, Health services, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Solomon Islands, WHO, World Health Organisation  /  Comments Off on NZ and Pacific countries contest Asian influence for WHO regional director

Hundreds of millions of health dollars are at stake as the Pacific region grapples with a number of crises including diabetes and even the re-emergence of polio. Image: TVNZ By Barbara Dreaver Battlelines are being drawn as New Zealand and Pacific countries lobby for an important appointment at the World Health Organisation. The region’s health […]

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