Tagged: Fiji

Measles vaccination a priority for travel to islands and Phillipines - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Nov 25, 2019

The Ministry of Health has announced that “people under the age of 50 travelling from New Zealand to Samoa, Tonga, Philippines and Fiji” are now on the list of national priorities for MMR vaccination. Given the outbreaks of measles in Samoa, Tonga, Philippines and Fiji, the Ministry of Health is asking primary care providers to ensure vaccinations are up-to-date … Read More

A drug-resistant fungus shows the importance of the media - Lately, In Science

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Apr 10, 2019

Last weekend a number of alarming headlines from the USA showed up in my social media feeds. They’ve continued over the past few days, from Forbes: To People.com: And ever the restraint from Jezebel: The stories stemmed from a New York Times investigation, by Matt Richtel and Andrew Jacobs, detailing … Read More

Rise and fall: social collapse linked to sea level in the Pacific - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 16, 2016

Patrick D. Nunn, University of the Sunshine Coast Last month I spent some time in Navunievu, a coastal village near the western tip of Vanua Levu island in Fiji. The people of Navunievu worry about sea-level rise and their concern is not exaggerated. Every high spring tide, much of the lower part of the village is flooded (it … Read More

Peacekeeping in the Pacific begins at home - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Dec 17, 2014

Dr Steven RatuvaThe last decade in the Pacific has brought civil wars, riots, and a military coup. In coming years, regional stability is likely to be complicated by increasing interest from China. The University of Auckland’s Dr Steven Ratuva investigates the traditional, community-based ways of solving problems that are strongly adhered to still. Sometimes, these can be effective in … Read More