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Scott Waide: Let’s be honest! Nearly every PNG public health facility is facing medicine shortages

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Health and Fitness, health care, Health services, Human Rights, KB, KB, Medicine, Medicine shortage, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG health, Politics, public health, Reports, Self Determination, State of health  /  Comments Off on Scott Waide: Let’s be honest! Nearly every PNG public health facility is facing medicine shortages

Merut Kilamu being given the last bottles of Amoxycillin suspension for her baby. Image: Scott Waide/My Land, My Country blog COMMENTARY: By Scott Waide In Lae City, Papua New Guinea’s second-largest city, there are seven urban clinics, each serving between 100 and 150 patients a day.  They get their medical supplies form the Government Area […]

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PNG to host first Pacific APEC – but is it leaders’ hoo-ha before people?

By   /  October 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC 2018, APEC Haus, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Development, DJF, earthquakes, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG health, PNG politics, Politics, Reports, RNZ Insight, RNZ Pacific, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on PNG to host first Pacific APEC – but is it leaders’ hoo-ha before people?

RNZ’s Insight visits Papua New Guinea, which is due to host an APEC Leaders Summit next month. Video: RNZ Pacific Papua New Guinea is about to host some of the world’s most powerful leaders at the APEC summit. But as PNG’s moment in the spotlight approaches, RNZ Pacific journalist Johnny Blades asks in a special […]

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While PNG promotes APEC big money, youth are building grassroots resilience

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Civil Society, DJF, Drug shortages, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Jobless youth, KB, KB, Labour, Lifestyle diseases, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Millennials, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific youth, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sustainable Development Goals, Youth storytelling, YWCA  /  Comments Off on While PNG promotes APEC big money, youth are building grassroots resilience

The countdown to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Papua New Guinea is well underway. As the PNG government finalises preparations for this high-level meeting next month, instability is growing from pressing development issues. But, reports Pauline Mago-King of Asia Pacific Journalism,  some of the youth are committed to strengthening their country’s resilience. The […]

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

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Niue, Pacific health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, 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’

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Constitution, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Presidential health, 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

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Health and Fitness, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Niue, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, 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

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, children, Doctors Without Borders, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Médecins Sans Frontières, Mental Health, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MSF, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, 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

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Evening Report, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, Japan, Malaysia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Islands health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, 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

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Islands health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Polio, 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

By   /  September 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Aid, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Gender violence, Global, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Indigenous, Jobless youth, Labour, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, NZ aid, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, 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’

By   /  September 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Child refugees, children, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Justice, Manus Island, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, 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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Diabetes ‘ongoing disaster’ tops Fiji health bill at $124 million

By   /  April 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, advocacy, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, diabetes, disability, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Health and Fitness, Health media, Health Policy, Health services, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, NCDs, Non-communicable diseases, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Premature death, Reports, Socio-Economics, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on 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 estimated financial cost and economic burden of diabetes in Fiji reached a staggering $124 million (NZ$84 million) in 2014 with […]

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WestConnex M4 East violates Australian pollution standards – even before tunnel opens

By   /  April 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Air pollution, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Roading, Super tollways, Transport, WestConnex  /  Comments Off on WestConnex M4 East violates Australian pollution standards – even before tunnel opens

A talk by Dr Paul Torzillo at a meeting of Camperdown Residents against WestConnex on Air Pollution and Impacts on our Health. Video: Spontaneous 45 Since the New South Wales State government was elected in 2012, the massive WestConnex super expressway system in Sydney has been a great example of how this administration just can’t […]

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Mackenzie Smith: Indonesia’s Pacific neglect highlights NZ media problem

By   /  March 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Decolonisation, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Independent media, Indonesia, Mainstream media, Measles, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papuan health  /  Comments Off on Mackenzie Smith: Indonesia’s Pacific neglect highlights NZ media problem

President Joko Widodo ordered military and medical teams to several locations across the vast Papua region to treat the sick and undertake a mass immunisation campaign during the measles outbreak. Image: Medical Xpress OPINION: Mackenzie Smith reviews two months living in Indonesia as a journalist. In Indonesia, I expected to broaden my understanding and realisation […]

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Elite groups ‘contain’ nuclear food safety debate, says researcher

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, earthquakes, Evening Report, Food Safety, Fukushima, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Language, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Nuclear health, Nuclear justice, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Science-Technology  /  Comments Off on Elite groups ‘contain’ nuclear food safety debate, says researcher

By Jean Bell in Auckland A loose collection of elite groups shape the global language and thinking around food safety in the nuclear era, says a researcher who has been studying the Fukushima disaster in Japan seven years ago. This cohort, formed in the 1960s and dubbed by the researcher as the “Transnational Nuclear Assemblage”, […]

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Waste colonialism and plastic pollution targeted in NZ ‘pure’ campaign

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Environment, Evening Report, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oceans, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Plastic waste, PMC Reportage, Politics, pollution, public health, Reports, Research, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Waste colonialism and plastic pollution targeted in NZ ‘pure’ campaign

By Sylvia C. Frain in Auckland Aotearoa/New Zealand’s status as a “wasteful country” is one of the targets of the PURE 2018 tour launched in Auckland earlier this month. More than 12 million metric tons of plastics enter oceans and waterways globally each year, directly impacting on New Zealand’s coastal communities, food sources, and sea […]

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