American woman killed on Fiji honeymoon had'horrific' injuries that were no accident: lawyer
American honeymooner Christe Chen's injuries were so "horrific" that they not could have been inflicted on accident in Fiji, according to her family's lawyer. #honeymooner #christechen (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S.-China tensions, Kiribati's shock withdrawal overshadow Pacific leaders meeting
Tensions between China and the United States, and the withdrawal of the remote Pacific island nation of Kiribati, have overshadowed the Pacific Islands Forum as leaders arrived in Fiji on Monday... #shockwithdrawal #islandnation #kiribati #pacificislandsforum (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oligarch's $325M superyacht seized by US, sailed out of Fiji: Ukraine live updates
U.S. authorities took command of a $325 million, Russian-owned superyacht and sailed it out of Fiji's Lautoka harbor Tuesday. Ukraine updates. #superyacht #lautoka #oligarch #325m (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China falls short on big Pacific deal but finds smaller wins
SUVA, Fiji — China fell short Monday on a bold plan to have 10 Pacific nations endorse a sweeping new agreement covering everything from security to fisheries as some in the region expressed... #suva (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive: China seeks Pacific islands policing, security cooperation
China will seek a region-wide deal when Foreign Minister Wang Yi hosts a meeting in Fiji next week, documents show. #wangyi (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ukraine live updates: Russian superyacht triggers court battle in Fiji
An appeals court in Fiji could soon determine the fate of a Russian-owned superyacht seized by U.S. authorities. Ukraine live updates. #superyacht #appealscourt #courtbattle (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. says Fiji seized Russian billionaire ’s $300 million superyacht
The Justice Department says the 348-foot luxury vessel belongs to sanctioned oligarch Suleiman Kerimov. #justicedepartment #suleimankerimov (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fiji seizes $300 million superyacht belonging to Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov
The seizure of Suleiman Kerimov's superyacht is part of a broader effort to take the assets of sanctioned oligarchs as Russia invades Ukraine. #suleimankerimov (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Profound Effect of Covid Pandemic on Women and Girls in Asia-Pacific Documented
Joint Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) research documented the impact of the COVID-20 pandemic on women and girls. The research also found promising practices emerged during the pandemic. Credit: UNFPABy IPS CorrespondentTokyo, Mar 31 2022 (IPS) Women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region were adversely impacted due to COVID-19 pandemic responses – with marginalized women and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence (GBV) services profoundly affected. These were the findings of a study by the Asian Population...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 31, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS Correspondent Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population TerraViva United Nations #GBV Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Source Type: news

Approved COVID-19 vaccines and countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination, Department for Transport and DHSC (updated 10th January 2022)
Approved vaccines and list of countries and territories with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel to England. 10 January 2022Novavax (Nuvaxovid and Covovax) added to list of approved vaccines. 5 January 2022Bhutan, Cameroon, Cote d ' Ivoire, Cyprus northern, Fiji, The Gambia, Iraq, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Solomon Islands and Uzbekistan will be added to this list 4am Monday 10 January. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Approved COVID-19 vaccines and countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination, DHSC (Updated 5th January 2022)
Approved vaccines and list of countries and territories with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel to England. 5 January 2022 Bhutan, Cameroon, Cote d ' Ivoire, Cyprus northern, Fiji, The Gambia, Iraq, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Solomon Islands and Uzbekistan will be added to this list 4am Monday 10 January. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Information processing by community health nurses using mobile health (mHealth) tools for early identification of suicide and depression risks in Fiji Islands - Patel VL, Halpern M, Nagaraj V, Chang O, Iyengar S, May W.
OBJECTIVES: High rates of depression and suicide and a lack of trained psychiatrists have emerged as significant concerns in the low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) such as the Pacific Island Countries (PICs). Readily available smartphones were ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

New CDC Covid-19 Warnings: Avoid Travel To Russia, Belgium, Slovakia, Burkina Faso
Additionally, Poland went from moderate to high Covid-19 risk. But situations in Fiji and Jamaica have improved. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Lifestyle /lifestyle Travel /travel business pharma Source Type: news

Atoll Nation of Tuvalu Adopts ‘Cubes’ to Step Up Nutritious Food Production
Tuvalu’s farmers have watched their crops destroyed by extreme tropical weather. They are now using Funafala 'food cubes' to have greater control over their harvests. By Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia , Oct 13 2021 (IPS) Tuvalu, a small atoll island nation in the Central Pacific Ocean, is one of few countries in the world to have so far evaded the pandemic. But, while it has achieved a milestone with no recorded cases of COVID-19, its population of about 11,931 continues to battle food uncertainties and poor nutrition. These challenges, present long before the pandemic emerged, have been exacerbated by lockdown rest...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Action Climate Change COVID-19 Development & Aid Environment Featured Food and Agriculture Green Economy Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Pacific Community Climate Wire TerraViva United Nations #ClimateActi Source Type: news

Vaccines on horseback: Fiji doctors take long and muddy road to protect remote villages from Covid
A team of medics hiked in the mountains for hours to take supplies to the small village of NakidaSee all our coronavirus coverageTo reach Nakida village in the highlands of Fiji, Dr Losalini Tabakei and her colleagues hiked for hours, up and down mountains, through forests, down muddy slopes, across rivers and along treacherous ridges with steep slopes of bamboo forest on either side.Their supplies – clothing, medical equipment and, crucially, the Covid-19 vaccines they were bringing to administer to the remote community of just 60 people – were sent separately on horseback; the vaccines in refrigerated boxes, the rest...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kate Lyons Tags: Fiji Coronavirus Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Pacific islands Science Source Type: news