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Fiji vaccine
2021

COVAX: A lost opportunity

By Dan McGarry COVAX could have provided nations with a rallying point to promote international unity and cooperation. It could have put developing countries on even ground with the most

2021

COVID-19 lessons for public messaging

By Mere Nailatikau Whether it was the early reports out of China in late 2019, the World Health Organization’s announcement of a pandemic in March 2020, or the dreaded first

Nusutape quarantine center
2021

Fit for purpose

Concerns over Solomon Islands quarantine centres By Ben Bilua The smell of new paint is still strong at the newly refurbished Nusatupe Quarantine site in Solomon Islands. The quarantine site

AusMat PNG
2021

Five-year timeline to vaccinate

By Kevin McQuillan New modelling has revealed that Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea will have vaccinated less than 20% of their adult populations by the end of this

2021

Rewarding the sick?

Palau needs NCD prevention, not just off-island referrals By Bernadette Carreon Palau’s looming non communicable disease burden needs to be treated with the same urgency and priority as environmental issues

2021

Malapoa College serves up aelan kaikai

By Len Garae The kitchen of Malapoa College was full of the sound of sizzling and stirring, and smells that made my imagination run wild when I visited recently. That

2021

Setbacks at COP26 climate talks

By Nic Maclellan On one hand, the index finger is raised. On the other, five digits are displayed. One point five. 1.5 to stay alive. In the midst of the