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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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Asian rights body calls for more action by Jakarta over Papuan health crisis

By   /  February 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, AHRC, Al Jazeera, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asian Human Rights Commission, Asmat, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Health emergency, Health services, Human Rights, Indonesia, Malnutrition, Measles, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, public health, Reports, Step Vaessen, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Asian rights body calls for more action by Jakarta over Papuan health crisis

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen was given exclusive access to report on the measles outbreak from Asatat, in Indonesia’s Papua province. Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has called for more action about the health crisis facing Asmat regency in Indonesian-ruled Papua. The commission has blamed the Indonesian government “for this considerable […]

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Pacific knowledge, smart media used to tackle mosquito-borne diseases

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cook Islands, Evening Report, Featured, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Health and Fitness, Health media, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mosquitoes, New Zealand, Niue, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palau-Belau, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Samoa, Smart phones, Solomon Islands, Technology, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Pacific knowledge, smart media used to tackle mosquito-borne diseases

TechCamp in action … technology training and capacity-building workshops for Pacific health professionals. Image: US Embassy By Dr Sylvia C. Frain of the Pacific Media Centre An international TechCamp event, funded by the US Embassy in New Zealand and organised by the University of Otago’s Health Science division, has brought together public health professionals from […]

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Richard McLeod: Make our voices known against the euthanasia bill

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, ACT, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Crime, David Seymour, End Of Life Choice Bill, Euthanasia, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Voluntary euthanasia  /  Comments Off on Richard McLeod: Make our voices known against the euthanasia bill

Voluntary euthanasia … deep concerns about what ACT leader David Seymour’s Bill could, if passed into law, mean for many vulnerable New Zealanders – “our elderly, our sick, our disabled, and our mentally unwell”. Image: NZ Catholic OPINION: By Richard McLeod Two years ago, the Parliamentary Health Select Committee investigating public attitudes to euthanasia and […]

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‘We need climate, nuclear justice,’ says Marshalls president and poet daughter

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Democracy Now!, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Hilda Heine, Human Rights, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Nuclear justice, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, Tony de Brum, US nuclear tests  /  Comments Off on ‘We need climate, nuclear justice,’ says Marshalls president and poet daughter

Gender Day at the UN Climate Change Conference. Democracy Now! talks to the president of the Marshall Islands, Hilda Heine, and her daughter, poet and climate change activist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner. This year’s UN climate summit is known as the first “Islands COP,” with Fiji presiding over the event, but hosting it in Bonn, Germany, because […]

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NZ leads global marches in defence of women’s rights

By   /  January 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Global, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, International Women's Day, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Women's Health  /  Comments Off on NZ leads global marches in defence of women’s rights

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Auckland protesters, some chanting “Human rights are women’s rights”, marching up Queen Street to Myers Park in central Auckland yesterday. Video: Del Abcede/Pacific Media Centre More than a million people have poured into the United States capital to march in opposition to President Donald Trump, a day after the […]

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