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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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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 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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Diabetes ‘ongoing disaster’ tops Fiji health bill at $124 million

Published By   /  April 16, 2018  /  advocacy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Diabetes, Disability, Featured, Fiji, Health and Fitness, Health media, Health Policy, Health services, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, NCDs, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Non-communicable diseases, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Premature death, Press Release, Reports, Socio-Economics, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Diabetes ‘ongoing disaster’ tops Fiji health bill at $124 million

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Diabetes ‘ongoing disaster’ tops Fiji health bill at $124 million The increasing number of diabetes cases has raised red flags in the health sector, a burden Fiji health authorities hope to tackle through the media. Image: Creative Commons/Wansolwara By Adi Ana Civavonovono in Suva The […]

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Bryce Edwards Analysis: Massive and positive victory for low-paid workers

Published By   /  April 19, 2017  /  Analysis, Arts, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Health, Health Policy, Indepth, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards Analysis: Massive and positive victory for low-paid workers

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Bryce Edwards Analysis: Massive and positive victory for low-paid workers Dr Bryce Edwards. Analysis by Dr Bryce Edwards – Massive and positive victory for low-paid workers Yesterday’s historic pay agreement for care and support workers is a massive victory for the low-paid, and indicates the […]

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