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

Analysis of clinical characteristics and prognosis of traumatic brain injury in Papua New Guinea - Chen P, Deng Y, Yu X, Huang T, Huang J.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical characteristics and prognosis of TBI patients from 2016 to 2019 admitted to Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and compare the results with previous researches to analyze current clinical char... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Some Pacific countries will take years to vaccinate 50% of adult population, modelling shows
Predictions from Lowy Institute indicate Papua New Guinea will take five years to vaccinate just a third of its populationSee all our coronavirus coverageSome Pacific countries will have less than a quarter of adults vaccinated by the end of the year, with predictions that Papua New Guinea will take five years to vaccinate just one-third of its population, undermining economic recovery and threatening huge loss of life across the region.The predictions come from modelling released on Sunday by the Lowy Institute, which takes into account factors including access to vaccines, numbers of healthcare workers, urbanisation, top...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kate Lyons Pacific editor Tags: Coronavirus Pacific islands Infectious diseases Science World news Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands Vanuatu Palau South Pacific Source Type: news

Public Health Pioneer Peter Pharoah Dies at 87
Pharoah’s work ended endemic cretinism in a remote region of Papua New Guinea and contributed to the understanding of myriad other perinatal health conditions. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 11, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

At COP26, China and the U.S. Pledge to Increase Cooperation on Climate Action
China and the United States have pledged to increase cooperation on climate action at U.N. talks in Glasgow, China’s climate envoy said Wednesday. As the talks approached a Friday deadline, Xie Zhenhua told reporters that the two biggest carbon polluters would outline their efforts in a joint statement based on the guidelines of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. The agreement calls for “concrete and pragmatic’’ regulations in decarbonization, reducing methane emissions and fighting deforestation, Xie said. “Both sides recognize that there is a gap between the current effort and the P...
Source: TIME: Science - November 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Seth Borenstein, Aniruddha Ghosal and Frank Jordans / AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change wire Source Type: news

Peter Pharoah obituary
My father, Peter Pharoah, who has died aged 87 from dementia, was a professor of public health whose work eradicated iodine deficiency in Papua New Guinea and furthered understanding of the causes of cerebral palsy and perinatal death.Peter was son of two teachers, Phyllis (nee Gahan) and Oswald Pharoah. Born in Ranchi, India, he attended schools in Lovedale and Sanawar. After the death of his father when Peter was seven, he came to Britain with his mother and brother in 1948. He attended Palmer ’s school in Grays, Essex, and St Mary’s hospital medical school, London, where he met his future wife, Margaret McMi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Paul Pharoah Tags: Medical research Medicine NHS Higher education Health Science Source Type: news

Mass burial to relieve overflowing Papua New Guinea morgue as Covid cases surge
Follows attacks on Covid nurses in the country where less than 1% of the population is fully vaccinatedPapua New Guinea authorities have approved a mass burial to take pressure off Port Moresby ’s hospital morgue where bodies are stacked on top of each otheras Covid-19 cases surge.The burial of more than 200 bodies comes as health teams around the country report being attacked as they took part in vaccination programs.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Leanne Jorari in Port Moresby and agencies Tags: Papua New Guinea Coronavirus Asia Pacific Infectious diseases World news Science Pacific islands Source Type: news

‘A great loss’: tributes pour in for pioneering PNG female doctor who died from Covid
Naomi Kori Pomat, the first female doctor in her province, died in country ’s first government-confirmed death of a health worker from virusTributes have poured in for a doctor in Papua New Guinea ’s Western Province who died last week, in the country’s first death of a healthcare worker from Covid-19 confirmed by the government.Dr Naomi Kori Pomat, 60, the director for curative health services at the Western Provincial Health Authority (WPHA), was medevaced to Port Moresby after contracting the virus and died on 19 September.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Leanne Jorari in Port Moresby Tags: Papua New Guinea Coronavirus World news Science Pacific islands Infectious diseases Asia Pacific Source Type: news

The land of painted bones: warfare, trauma, and history in Papua New Guinea's Hela Province - Main MA.
This paper is an analysis of organised armed conflict, as occurs among the Huli speaking population of Papua New Guinea's Hela Province. I argue that Huli warfare is viewed from a Huli perspective in historical terms, and that Huli wars are fundamentally f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

U.S. Forces Were Training the Guinean Soldiers Who Took Off to Stage a Coup
American military officials have denounced the ouster of a president in West Africa, and said they had no warning of what their students... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guinean military officer says President Alpha Conde arrested, as apparent coup unfolds
A Guinean military officer broadcast a statement Sunday announcing that Guinea's Constitution has been dissolved in an apparent coup. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Army colonel on Guinean TV says govt dissolved, borders shut
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A Guinean army colonel seized control of state television Sunday and declared that President Alpha Conde's... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pacific Community Warns of Threat to Education Retention in the Wake of COVID-19
Many families in the Solomon Islands and across the Pacific Islands region struggle to keep their children in school due to COVID-19 related economic hardship. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPSBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia , Aug 27 2021 (IPS) Before the pandemic, many Pacific Island countries grappled with low numbers of students completing secondary education. Now experts in the region are concerned that the closure of schools to contain the spread of COVID-19, and the economic downturn, will lead to even more students dropping out of education early. It’s an issue that has consequences for the region’s fu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Pacific Community Climate Wire TerraViva United Nations lockdown The Pacific Community (SPC) Source Type: news

Cote d'Ivoire: Ivory Coast Confirmed Ebola Case
[New Dawn] Health authorities in Ivory Coast have a case of the Ebola virus in the Cocoa-rich West African country, with the victim being an 18-year-old Guinean national. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Discovered in Neighboring Guinea
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The World Health Organization (WHO)-Liberia Country Office has notified the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) of two confirmed cases of Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever in Gueckedou, the Republic of Guinea. The patients are 46-year-old male and a female (age unknown) who were both residents of Temessadou, a Sub-Prefecture of Gueckedou. The Guinean Health Authorities were alerted by community members of Koundou Lengo Bengou which is 54 kilometers away from Gueckedou. This is the first time Marbur (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Did you solve it? Numbers in New Guinea
The answers to today ’s counting conundrumEarlier today I set you the following problem about how to count in Ngkolmpu, a language spoken by about 100 people in New Guinea.Ngkolmpu does not have a base ten system like English does. In other words, it doesn ’t count in tens, hundreds and thousands. Beyond its different base, however, it behaves very regularly.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Education Science Papua New Guinea Linguistics Source Type: news

Can you solve it? Numbers in New Guinea
A rare way to countToday is the International Day of the World ’s Indigenous People, which aims to raise awareness of issues concerning indigenous communities. Such as, for example, the survival of their languages. According to theEndangered Languages Project, more than 40 per cent of the world ’s 7,000 languages are at risk of extinction.Among the fantastic diversity of the world ’s languages is a diversity in counting systems. The following puzzle concerns the number words of Ngkolmpu, a language spoken by about 100 people in New Guinea. (They live in the border area between the Indonesian province of P...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Education Science Papua New Guinea Linguistics Source Type: news

Papua New Guinea Battles COVID-19 and Health Workers ’ Vaccine Scepticism
Logistic and communication challenges to rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine are immense in the rural and remote highlands region of Papua New Guinea. Credit: Catherine WilsonBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia , Jul 13 2021 (IPS) CANBERRA, Australia – Papua New Guinea (PNG), like many other Pacific Island countries, successfully held COVID-19 at bay last year, aided by early shutting of national borders. However, by March this year, the pandemic was surging in the most populous Pacific Island nation, and by July, it had reported 17,282 cases of the virus and 175 fatalities. PNG has a steep battle against the virus ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Education Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Papua New Guinea (PNG) vaccine hesitancy Vaccines Source Type: news

Bayer contributes $4.3 million to ensure contraceptive access for tens of thousands of women in developing countries
GraceFri, 07/09/2021 - 14:21Bayer, the global life science company specializing in health care and nutrition, is donating US$0.5 million and over $3.8 million in products to the UNFPA Supplies Partnership, which seeks to secure the essential contraceptive supplies and maternal health medicines required by millions of women and adolescent girls over the next decade. This contribution will generate health-care savings in the amount of $10.5 million and will enable interventions to uphold the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, including those who have been marginalized or left behind.Bayer ’s ...
Source: UNFPA News - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Source Type: news

Australia denies interfering in China's Pacific vaccine help
Australia has denied Chinese government and media allegations that it is interfering in the rollout of Chinese vaccine in Papua New Guinea (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Investing in Lives & Livelihoods of India ’s Women Crucial to Nation’s Full Recovery
Participants in UN Women India’s Second Chance Educational and Vocational Learning Programme. Credit: UN WomenBy Susan FergusonNEW DELHI, India, Jun 10 2021 (IPS) Thousands of Indians have been affected by the latest COVID-19 outbreak. Not only those suffering from the disease, but also those who care for them. Just as with the first wave and as with countless disasters before them, women have taken on the heavy burden of caring for the sick and finding ways to meet their family’s basic needs. The combination of illness, unpaid care, economic slowdown, lack of access to financing for female entrepreneurs, and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Susan Ferguson Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

Knowledge of medicinal plants at risk as languages die out
Loss of linguistic diversity may lead to disappearance of age-old remedies unknown to science, study warnsKnowledge of medicinal plants is at risk of disappearing as human languages become extinct, a new study has warned.Indigenous languages contain vast amounts of knowledge about ecosystem services provided by the natural world around them. However, more than30% of the 7,400 languages on the planet are expected to disappear by the end of the century, according to the UN.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Phoebe Weston Tags: Plants Environment Biodiversity Indigenous peoples Wildlife Conservation World news Language Science Alternative medicine Health & wellbeing Life and style Papua New Guinea Asia Pacific Pacific islands Native Americans Source Type: news

New (And Very Cute) 'Chocolate Frog' Species Identified By Scientists
The little frog, Litoria mira, was found in a rainforest swamp in New Guinea. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

– Mining giant Rio Tinto Face Environmental, Human Rights Complaint in Papua New Guinea –
By Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia, May 17 2021 (IPS) On the occasion of World Environment Day, 5 June 2021, drawing from IPS’s bank of features and opinion editorials published this year, we are re-publishing one article a day, for the next two weeks. The original article was published on January 4 2021 Contamination of rivers and streams by mine waste in the vicinity of the Panguna copper mine in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Credit: Catherine Wilson CANBERRA, Australia, Jan 4 2021 (IPS) – Local communities in the vicinity of the abandoned Panguna copper mine, have taken deci...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Natural Resources Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation World Enviro Source Type: news

Seeing health ‘opportunities’ in post-pandemic Papua New Guinea: a UN Resident Coordinator blog
The global COVID-19 pandemic could provide “opportunities” to improve health care in Papua New Guinea (PNG) after the crisis is over, according to the United Nations’ most senior official in the southwestern Pacific Ocean nation. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pathogens, Public Health, & Political Will: Why Sustained Leadership is Critical
Two decades of investments in malaria so far have saved a staggering 7.6 million lives and prevented 1.5 billion malaria cases. But progress plateaued by the end of 2019 with political will and funding declining. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPSBy Joy Phumaphi and Sarthak DasApr 23 2021 (IPS) The occasion of World Malaria Day amidst a global pandemic warrants an examination of the intersection between our decades long battle against the world’s oldest known fever and the newest known pathogen fueling a global pandemic. In our estimation, one theme is abundantly clear: effective management of COVID-19 through coherent pu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joy Phumaphi and Sarthak Das Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Malaria Source Type: news

PNG secures first major shipment of COVID-19 vaccine from India
Papua New Guinea will receive 132,000 doses of AstraZeneca PLC's COVID-19 vaccine from India next week, the PNG government told Reuters, even as the world's biggest vaccine maker curbs exports. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Getting to Better than Normal in a Post-COVID-19 World
Delegates at an online conference organised by APDA and AFPPD looked at ways to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls. By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Apr 6 2021 (IPS) Girls in Asia don’t want to go back to normal – they want to go “back to better than normal”, says Zara Rapoport, a delegate during an online seminar on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender. The seminar, held this week, was organised by the Asian Forum for Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) and the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA). It focused on the impact of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Environment Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Australia gives COVID-19 shots to virus-hit Papua New Guinea
Australia will send COVID-19 vaccines from its own supply to neighboring Papua New Guinea and will ask AstraZeneca to send more to try to contain a concerning wave of infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Philippines Covid variant found in England – as it happened
Public Health England said variant contains number of notable mutations, including the E484K spike protein found in Manaus mutation. This blog is now closed. Follow our new one belowCoronavirus live news12.13amGMTWe are closing this blog now, but you can stay up to date on all our coronavirus news on our new blog below:Related:Coronavirus live news: 'no indication' Oxford vaccine is linked to blood clots, says EU regulator11.33pmGMTAt Port Moresby General Hospital, about 20% of women presenting in labour have symptoms of Covid-19. Of these, about one-third (four to five women a day) test positive.We get the test results ba...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now); Mattha Busby ,Haroon Siddique, Jedidajah Otte,Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Science World Health Organization World news Source Type: news

Covid outbreak has reached my hospital in Papua New Guinea. People could soon be dying in the parking lot | Glen Mola
Port Moresby General Hospital is one of the few safe places for women to give birth, but 30% of our workforce has Covid-19 and we may have to shut our doorsAt Port Moresby General Hospital, about 20% of women presenting in labour have symptoms of Covid-19. Of these, about one-third (four to five women a day) test positive.We get the test results back about two to three hours after we take the swabs, so often by the time the woman is delivering her baby it is too late to transfer her to the Covid isolation ward for the birth and staff have attended to her and been exposed to the virus, without being able to don the appropri...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Glen Mola Tags: Coronavirus Papua New Guinea World news Science Source Type: news

Guinea: Questions and Answers on the New Ebola Outbreak
[MSF] On 14 February 2021, the Guinean authorities declared a new Ebola outbreak. As one of the key medical organisations responding in the huge 2014 -- 2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak, MSF immediately started mobilizing a team of Ebola-experienced specialists to form the core of a response team. Anja Wolz is the Ebola Emergency Coordinator overseeing MSF's response: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea: Threat of Double Epidemic Worries Guineans As Ebola Vaccines Dispatched
[RFI] Some 11,000 vaccines for the Ebola virus are expected to arrive in Guinea this weekend, as a new outbreak has left five people dead and almost 200 contact cases. The stark reminder of the last West African outbreak comes with added complications of the Covid-19 crisis, which is already creating new challenges for health workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea Declares Ebola Epidemic as Neighboring Countries Act to Prevent Further Spread
DAKAR, Senegal — Guinea has officially declared it has an Ebola epidemic after at least three people have died and four others have been infected in the West African nation. Neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia have put their citizens on high alert as the three West African nations battled the world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak from 2014 to 2016, which began in Guinea and in which more than 11,300 people died. Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has flown to consult with Guinean President Alpha Conde. Guinea’s new Ebola outbreak occurred in N’Zerekore, in southern Guinea, where health offi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARLEY PETESCH / AP Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Two die as new Ebola outbreak declared in southern Guinea
Guinean health authorities have declared an outbreak of Ebola in a rural community in the south of the country, with at least seven people infected, two of whom died, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Sunday.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Three die as new Ebola outbreak declared in southern Guinea
Guinean health authorities have declared an outbreak of Ebola in a rural community in the south of the country, with at least seven people infected, three of whom died, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Sunday.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guinea: Four Die in Suspected Ebola Outbreak in Guinea
[Nation] Freetown -- Guinean authorities on Saturday said four people had died from suspected Ebola virus complications, sparking fears of the return of the deadly viral disease in West Africa, four years after the world's largest outbreak of the disease in the sub-region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It ’ s Time We Found a Better Vaccine
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It’s Time We Found a Better Vaccine appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations tuberculosis Source Type: news

Perpetration of violence by female sex workers in Papua New Guinea: 'we will crush their bones' - Kelly-Hanku A, Worth H, Redman-MacLaren M, Nosi S, Boli-Neo R, Ase S, Hou P, Aeno H, Kupul M, Amos A, Badman SG, Vallely AJ, Hakim AJ, Kauntim mi tu Study Team.
There is a small but important body of literature on female sex workers' (FSWs) violence towards others, but little of that focused on low- and middle-income countries. Drawn from a larger biobehavioural study of FSWs in three cities in Papua New Guinea, w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Mining giant Rio Tinto Face Environmental, Human Rights Complaint in Papua New Guinea
Contamination of rivers and streams by mine waste in the vicinity of the Panguna copper mine in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Credit: Catherine WilsonBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia, Jan 4 2021 (IPS) Local communities in the vicinity of the abandoned Panguna copper mine, have taken decisive action to hold the global mining multinational, Rio Tinto, accountable for alleged environmental and human rights violations during the mine’s operations between 1972 and 1989. The mine operated in the mountains of central Bougainville in Papua New Guinea until 1989. The complaint by 156 resident...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights Natural Resources Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanit Source Type: news

Moths to monkeys: 503 new species identified by UK scientists
Spectacular discovery of monkey in Myanmar among new species described this year by Natural History Museum scientistsScarab beetles from New Guinea, seaweed from the Falklands and a new species of monkey found on an extinct volcano in Myanmar are among 503 species newly identified by scientists at theNatural History Museum.The museum ’s work in 2020 describing species previously unknown to science includes naming new lichens, wasps, barnacles, miniature tarantulas and a lungless worm salamander.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Biodiversity Animals Conservation Environment Wildlife Natural History Museum UK news World news Science Source Type: news

Restorative justice preferred among the Enga in Papua New Guinea
(University of Utah) Most large-scale populations employ a punitive judicial system. Advocates have long called for a more restorative justice system that repairs harm to victims and reintegrates wrongdoers into society. A study analyzing 10 years of court cases of the Enga of Papua New Guinea show that they overwhelmingly emphasize restorative justice, allowing both sides and community members share their story, the community assists paying compensation to the victim, and supports reintegrating the offender back into society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Climate Action for Human Rights
School children in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPSBy Cameron DiverNEW CALEDONIA, Dec 9 2020 (IPS) Climate change and human rights are two key issues in international development and their interaction is increasingly in need of focus at national, regional and international levels. In the Pacific, where the 22 Pacific Island countries and territories are on the front line of both climate ambition and the ongoing effects of the climate crisis, climate change is recognised as the region’s single greatest threat. Urgent climate action is consistently called upon to protect ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cameron Diver Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Human Rights Day 2020 The Pacific Source Type: news

The New Guinea "singing dog," once thought extinct, found alive in the wild
An analysis of the DNA of three wild dogs living above 4,300 meters (14,000 feet) on the island of New Guinea matches that of captive... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On the hunt for wild bananas in Papua New Guinea
(International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) Scientists are racing to collect and conserve wild banana species. A recent expedition to the epicenter of banana diversity shows that wild species hold traits critical to helping the world's favorite fruit survive climate change, pests and diseases (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Marijuana use related homicide a case study in Papua New Guinea - Pham BN, Silas V, Jorry R, Okely AD, Pomat W.
Production, trade and consumption of marijuana are illegal in Papua New Guinea. However, marijuana is still produced and used locally, with little known studies into the impact it may have on the individual and community. This paper reports two death incid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How we age
(University of California - Santa Barbara) It is well understood that mortality rates increase with age. Whether you live in Tokyo, rural Tennessee or the forests of Papua, New Guinea, the older you are, the more likely you are to succumb to any number of different ailments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Singing Dogs, Once Thought Extinct, Found in the Wild
A new genetic analysis confirms prior sightings in New Guinea. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 800,000; Australian state of Queensland brings in new restrictions
Australian state of Victoria records 13 more deaths and 182 new cases; WHO hopes pandemic will finish in less than two years; Spain records 8,000 new cases. Follow latest updatesDozens of schools report infections in BerlinNurses horrified by neglect of woman from Melbourne nursing homePapua New Guinea bans Chinese mine staff ‘given experimental vaccine’Tour de France: teams will be expelled if two members test positiveSee all our coronavirus coverage4.00amBSTNow is probably a good time to catch up on all the news so far today:3.46amBSTSouth Korea has reported its ninth straight day of triple-digit case increas...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Taylor (now) and Matilda Boseley (earlier) Tags: World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news