China ’s Pacific tour sparks hopes, fears in tiny island nations
Countries such as Vanuatu and Kiribati expected to seek Wang Yi’s support for development and infrastructure. #wangyi #vanuatu #kiribati (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The perception of public transport drivers (PTDs) on preventing road traffic injury (RTIs) in Vanuatu: a qualitative study - Fanai S, Mohammadnezhad M.
This study aimed to explore and understand the perception of Public Transport Drivers (PTDs) on ris... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Perception of law enforcement officers on preventing road traffic injury in Vanuatu: a qualitative study - Fanai S, Mohammadnezhad M, Salusalu M.
BACKGROUND: Road Traffic Injuries (RTIs) cause approximately 1. 35 million deaths annually, and is the leading cause of death among people between ages 5 and 29. Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) deal with Road Traffic Collisions (RTCs) and have contact with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Policing gender violence in Vanuatu - Bull M, George N.
Gender violence is one of the greatest challenges to peace and security in Pacific Island Countries. The persistence of this problem is often linked to the limits of state-based policing authority. It is argued that this approach fails to grapple adequatel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Approved COVID-19 vaccines and countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination, Department for Transport and DHSC (updated 7th December 2021)
Approved vaccines and list of countries and territories with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel to England. 7 December 2021Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia and Ukraine can use EU DCC to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. 22 November 2021Belarus, Bolivia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, the Faroe Islands, Laos, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Samoa, Senegal, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe added to the list of countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination for travel to England. Sinovac-CoronaVac, Sinopharm Beijing and Covaxin ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Polysubstance use among national samples of in-school adolescents in Tonga and Vanuatu - Peltzer K, Pengpid S.
The study aimed to provide estimates on current polysubstance use among adolescents in Tonga and Vanuatu. Cross-sectional and national school health survey data were analyzed from 5028 adolescents (mean age 15.4 years) in Tonga and Vanuatu in 2016-2017. Po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Allow Least Developed Countries to Develop
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 2021 (IPS) The pandemic is pushing back the world’s poorest countries with the least means to finance economic recovery and contagion containment efforts. Without international solidarity, economic gaps will grow again as COVID-19 threatens humanity for years to come. Least developed While bringing some concessions, the ‘least developed countries’ (LDCs) designation – introduced five decades ago – has not generated changes needed to accelerate sustainable development for all. Anis ChowdhuryThe United Nations (UN) General Assembly created t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Tonga ’ s experience: Implementation of Domestic Violence Legislation
By External SourceNuku’Alofa, Tonga, Aug 26 2021 (IPS-Partners) Fourteen Pacific Island Countries have enacted specific legislation to address domestic violence. While these laws have been developed to respond to domestic violence, implementation continues to be a challenge. It is affected by various factors that include practical social, cultural, religious, political, environmental and economic challenges. Polotu Fakafanua-PaungaOn 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the global COVID-19 pandemic. As the world geared up its response to the pandemic, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: COVID-19 Crime & Justice Gender Gender Violence Humanitarian Emergencies The Pacific Community (SPC) Source Type: news

Central Banks Must Address Pandemic Challenges
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 2021 (IPS) Hopes for an inclusive global economic recovery are fast fading. As rich countries have done little to ensure poor countries’ access to vaccines and fiscal resources, North-South “fault lines” will certainly widen. Enhancing relief, recovery, transformation While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised rich countries’ recovery prospects upward, the United Nations (UN) notes formidable challenges, especially for developing countries, due to the pandemic. Anis ChowdhuryThe UN warns of more setbacks for the Sustainable Devel...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Australia news live: NSW Health testing dock workers who boarded Covid ship; vaccine rollout reset
Fifteen Sydney waterfront workers waiting on coronavirus test results after boarding ship carrying infected sailors; national cabinet decision to offer all over-50s AstraZeneca vaccine from 17 May welcomed. Follow the latest updates liveScott Morrison claims future generations will ‘thank us’ despite no new emissions pledgeMalcolm Turnbull accuses resources minister Keith Pitt of living in ‘coal-hugging bubble’Indian Australians say new Covid travel restrictions a heavy blow10.49pmBSTNow I know what you are all thinking - Didn ’t Scott Morrison speak at US President Joe Biden’s climate summit last night? How di...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Matilda Boseley Tags: Australia news Australian politics Coalition Coronavirus Scott Morrison Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

COVID-19 Teaches Us to Better Manage Global Systemic Risks
This family in Tuvalu* is at the frontline of the effects of climate change. The water is only 10 metres from their house at high tide. Tuvalu rarely exceeds 3 metres above sea level, and at its widest point it spans about 200 meters. Tuvalu is extremely vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. Rising sea levels combined with extreme weather events is contributing to the inundation of low-lying areas. Coastal erosion is also a major problem in Tuvalu, particularly on the western side of the islands. Credit: Mark Garten/UN PhotoBy Liu ZhenminUNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 2021 (IPS) Millions of lives lost. Trillions of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Liu Zhenmin Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Prince Philip: The Vanuatu tribes mourning the death of their 'god'
As Britain grieves his death, so do some Pacific tribespeople who revere him as a spiritual figure. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaishali Pharma gets orders from Vanuatu Islands, Samoa Islands
Vanuatu is a South Pacific Ocean nation made up of roughly 80 islands. The need for healthcare products is increasing in Vanuatu islands due to increasing rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

INTERVIEW: The women activists aiming to make history in Vanuatuan politics
The Republic of Vanuatu is one of the few countries in the world without a single woman representative in parliament, but two determined activists are committed to ending that situation, and ensuring that women’s voices are heard by the island nation’s most senior decision-makers. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news