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Maria* is 13 and lives in Temwaiku village, Tarawa Island, in the Pacific country of Kiribati. She attends the Junior Secondary School and likes learning new things. The afternoons are hot and as the breeze from the ocean breaks the stillness in the air she usually comes out of the tiny Buia which she shares with her family. She walks around on the road with her friend Maki*- they giggle and share stories of the day in school, the happenings in the village…There are no playgrounds in Temwaiku. In most places the island is too narrow and all available land is needed for houses, schools, churches, cemetery, stores, clinics, etc. ...
As a technical input to the implementation of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway(AP-IS) initiative in the Pacific, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) collaborated with the Internet Society (ISOC) to assess if a regional Pacific Internet Exchange Point is technically feasible for the purpose of strengthening Internet traffic and network management among Pacific island countries. This study contributes to the policy dialogue of Pacific island countries on the subject matter.. ...
Pneumonia is the single largest killer of children under 5, as well as the leading infectious cause of childhood mortality. More than 3,000 children under 5 died from pneumonia every day in 2012. The disease accounts for 17 per cent of all under-five deaths, claiming the lives of 1.1 million children under 5 in 2012 - the bulk of whom are less than 2 years old ...
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The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) has launched a new website at http://www.pacioos.org. Its goal is to further PacIOOS mission to empower ocean users, decision-makers and stakeholders across the Pacific Islands with accurate and reliable coastal and ocean information, data and services.. The new website provides user-friendly tools and easy access to PacIOOS observations of waves, sea surface currents and water quality. Users can choose from a variety of formats to view and explore data, such as interactive graphs and map viewers. A large set of coastal, oceanic and atmospheric forecasts are also available for different parts of the U.S. Pacific Islands region, including forecasts of potential wave inundation, harbor surge, water temperature and wind speed.. Said PacIOOS Director Melissa Iwamoto, "We are delighted to introduce a modern web presence that is engaging, informative and easy-to-use. As an ocean data provider, PacIOOS collects, manages and serves a wealth of ...
Specialty Crops for Pacific Islands by Craig R. Elevitch (editor) Horticulture, value-added processing, and marketing From Bamboo to Black Pepper, Cacao to Coconut and Tea to Taro-Specialty Crops for Pacific Islands provides detailed cultivation, value-added, and marketing information for 26 of the most important specialty crops for Pacific Islands and other tropical locations. Specialty crops provide a rapidly growing economic opportunity for innovative farmers and gardeners who are interested in diversifying their products. The book provides insights into sustainable cultivation and processing techniques for local and export markets with an emphasis on innovating production methods, postharvest processing, and marketing. This book covers: 26 important fruit, spice, beverage, staple food, and hardwood crops Value-added processing Enterprise development Accessing unique markets Sustainable local food production Economic and ecological viability Multi-crop
There are more than 10 million people living in Pacific Island countries and, as these countries develop, the incidence of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases is also increasing.
Sydney: Australia and Pacific island countries are on high alert for the mosquito-borne Zika virus that has been linked to severe birth defects, the media
Canberra - The World Bank (WB) warned, on Thursday, against the dire impacts of climate change on the Pacific islands.. Climate change will hit the Pacific harder than anywhere else on Earth and the regions tiny island nations need major international aid to deal with the challenge, the WB said in a report released at the Pacific Islands Forum in Samoa.. The report noted that even under a best-case scenario - with oceans rising 40 centimetres by 2100 - island nations would face huge costs building seawalls to protect their coastlines.. The worst-case outcome - waters up 126 centimetres by 2100 - would swamp large areas of habitable land in low-lying nations such as Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and Tuvalu.. "There is little prospect that the high costs of building sea walls could be financed by the countries themselves," the report added.. It said that Kiribati and Tuvalu, which are both only a few metres above sea level, may need to consider wholesale migration, calling on Australia and New ...
The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) is the professional organisation for around 6400 specialist anaesthetists (Fellows) and 1500 anaesthetists in training (trainees). One of Australasias largest specialist medical colleges, ANZCA is responsible for the training, examination and specialist accreditation of anaesthetists and pain medicine specialists and for the standards of clinical practice in Australia and New Zealand. The College also plays a significant role in the advancement of anaesthesia in south-east Asia and South Pacific island countries.
The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) is the professional organisation for around 6400 specialist anaesthetists (Fellows) and 1500 anaesthetists in training (trainees). One of Australasias largest specialist medical colleges, ANZCA is responsible for the training, examination and specialist accreditation of anaesthetists and pain medicine specialists and for the standards of clinical practice in Australia and New Zealand. The College also plays a significant role in the advancement of anaesthesia in south-east Asia and South Pacific island countries.
The head of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat is calling on APEC to do more to help small and vulnerable Pacific island economies. The secretary-general, Noel Levi, was speaking at...
Some island nations have explicit components of their influenza pandemic plans for providing travel warnings and restricting incoming travellers. But the potential value of such restrictions has not been quantified. We developed a probabilistic model and used parameters from a published model (i.e., InfluSim) and travel data from Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). The results indicate that of the 17 PICTs with travel data, only six would be likely to escape a major pandemic with a viral strain of relatively low contagiousness (i.e., for R 0 = 1.5) even when imposing very tight travel volume reductions of 99% throughout the course of the pandemic. For a more contagious viral strain (R 0 = 2.25) only five PICTs would have a probability of over 50% to escape. The total number of travellers during the pandemic must not exceed 115 (for R 0 = 3.0) or 380 (for R 0 = 1.5) if a PICT aims to keep the probability of pandemic arrival below 50%. These results suggest that relatively few island nations
On World Diabetes Day, the Pacific Community (SPC) is calling on all Pacific Island countries and territories and the regions development partners to maintain the momentum for urgent action to prevent and control diabetes.. Pacific Island people experience a high burden from diabetes complications, such as amputations, heart disease, kidney failure and blindness.. In addition to causing stress on individuals and families, this health problem - part of an NCDs crisis in the region - undermines Pacific sustainable development and results in significant negative economic and social impacts.. Coordinated by the World Diabetes Foundation, World Diabetes Day on 14 November recognises diabetes as a chronic, debilitating and costly disease that poses significant risks for individuals, families, communities and countries.. To support diabetes prevention and control efforts in the Pacific, SPC has created a "Healthy Shopping List" in collaboration with the Dieticians Association of French Polynesia ...
Wed 1 Apr, 1-2pm. Led by Alice Searle, aid worker and teacher, this hands on session will look at fans, baskets and mats from the islands of Fiji, Rotuma, Tonga and Tuvalu; islands of the South Pacific. There will be an opportunity for participants to handle objects and discuss the materials, processes and the cultural significance behind each piece.. ...
The Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs has taken the rare step of issuing a health warning to Pacific people, as the swine flu pandemic continues.
2001) Arsenic in the Asia-Pacific region: Managing arsenic for our future. In: 1st International Workshop on Arsenic in the Asia-Pacific region: Managing arsenic for our future, 20 - 23 November 2001, Adelaide, South Australia. ...
Data represents all ages in the United States, 2009 only. Comparable data is not available; this is for illustration only. Source: Secretariat of the Public Community 2013. HIV Surveillance in Pacific Island Countries and Territories: 2012 Report. Table 2.. http://www.mfed.gov.ki/sites/default/files/SPC%20HIV%20Data%20report-2012_0.pdf Source (U.S. National): CDC 2011. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2014, v.26. Table 3a.. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-us.pdf [PDF , 5.00MB]. ...
On 22 July 2016, a side event, co-organized by FAO, the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Resource Institute (WRI), was held during the 23rd Session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO 23) at FAO Headquarters to discuss the draft Strategy and Action Plan on Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR) in the Asia-Pacific region.. This draft Strategy and Action Plan was developed by FAO, together with key partners and in close consultation with countries, agencies and experts in the region, based on the recommendations from the 26th session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) held in February 2016. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Marcial C. Amaro Jr., Assistant Secretary of Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines, and chair of the 26th APFC session.. APFNet and ASEAN-ROK Forest Cooperation (AFoCo), two active organizations in the region working on ...
Mr. Ingram was speaking to some 220 participants who are attending the conference that ends in Port Vila today. Government ministers from sixteen Pacific Island countries, parliamentarians, development partners, UN agencies, youth, womens groups, private sector representatives and civil society organizations have been discussing specific policy options and joint actions that countries in the Pacific can take to mitigate the effects of the ongoing economic and financial crisis and build resilience for future crises.. "We should not be talking about reducing poverty, instead we should be talking about eliminating poverty, and in order to do that market forces must be channeled to the poor - and this is where the private sector comes into play," he said.. Mr. Ingram said that the 500 million lifted out of poverty over the past 20 years have principally come out of poverty through China, India and South East Asia, unleashing the potential of their people through access to technologies and markets ...
This is the 2012 project document for the joint UNODC-UNDP Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project (UN-PRAC). The objective of this project is to support Pacific Island countries strengthen their capacity to address corruption. The project promotes the ratification, review and effective implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.. ...
Pacific Islands Overview. Dr Vili Nosa Ms Stephanie Erick. Oceania Tobacco Control Pre-Conference 2011 Brisbane Convention Centre , Australia Monday 17th October 2011. Our Future Health and Wealth. Slideshow 5028754 by zarek
Pacific children experience a disproportionate number of mental health difficulties (Craig, Jackson, Han, & NZCYES Steering Committee, 2007). The World Health Organization (2013) recognizes that 50 percent of all mental health disorders have already begun before the age of 14 and are the main factors underlying disability in adolescence. Internalising and externalising behaviours in children can precede many mental health disorders that have a detrimental effect on other family members and relationships and have the potential to impair a childs development, educational achievement and their ability to lead normal lives (Cicchetti, 1984). Therefore, it is important to examine the factors that influence the development of these problems in children of Pacific Island descent in the pre-adolescent years. It is anticipated that findings from this research project will assist health practitioners to identify and support at risk children. Study aims The aims of this study were to (1) identify the ...
The Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) requests nominations for lead authors of a technical report for the Fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA4). A regional technical input is essential for new scientific research on climate change to be recognized on the national scale and considered in U.S. policymaking. Mandated under the U.S. Global Change…
Link to Site Preface This study examines the diverse traditional systems of agroforestry that have evolved over millennia in the Pacific Islands. Attention is also given to present-day urban agroforestry, to agroforestry as practiced in conjunction with monocultural cash-cropping, and to the modern agroforestry projects promoted by governments and international funding agencies. The study is…
Enterprise has a wide selection of compact to full size cars, SUVs, Minivans and trucks to choose from at the Pacific Islands Club Hotel branch.
Key Indicators is an annual statistical publication of the Asian Development Bank, presenting the most current statistical data and socio-economic indicators from the Banks developing member countries.
Mr Chairman, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen. It gives me great pleasure to take part in this event. The theme, "Achieving the MDGs in Asia-Pacific through Partnership" is highly significant and timely as we approach the UN Summit on MDGs in September 2010.. Partnerships have been a cornerstone of strategies, policies and programmes adopted to achieve the MDGs. The global and regional partnerships enshrined in the MDG-8 call on developed countries, multilateral donors, and the private sector to assist developing countries through development finance, market access, technology, knowledge sharing, and other resources as they focus their policies on achieving MDG 1 to 7. In the dynamic Asia-Pacific region, these partnerships at the regional level have a great potential. With the increasing recognition of the regional interdependence first highlighted by the 1997 Asian financial crisis, numerous regional partnerships have been formed in the Asia-Pacific region and deepened. This is reflected in ...
RamSoft, USA, March 30, 2014 - RamSoft, a leader in RIS, PACS and Teleradiology software solutions, today announces their partnership with LogicPlus to offer cloud-based PowerServer RIS and PACS technology to key countries in the Asia-Pacific Region. LogicPlus is an ICT Company based in Adelaide, SA, Australia with over a decade of systems experience, setting the benchmark for quality IT Managed Services Infrastructure delivery and customer service.
Our study provides the first description of trauma QI practices, gaps in existing practices, and barriers to QI in LMIC of the Asia-Pacific region. In this study we identified opportunities for addressing these challenges, and that work will be supported by APTQIN.
Browse and download the latest HIV/AIDS data, policies, and interventions for countries and populations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Browse and download the latest HIV/AIDS data, policies, and interventions for countries and populations in the Asia-Pacific region.
The results of this phase III clinical trial indicate the superiority of ibrutinib over rituximab for the treatment of R/R CLL/SLL patients in the Asia-Pacific region.
Republicans also applaud Australia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and other nations in the Asia-Pacific region for their contributions to the multinational effort to achieve security and democracy for the Iraqi people.. Japan is a key partner of the United States and the U.S.-Japan alliance is an important foundation of peace, stability, security, and prosperity in Asia. America supports an economically vibrant and open Japan that serves as an engine of expanding prosperity and trade in the Asia-Pacific region. Republicans support an American policy in the Asia-Pacific region that looks to Japan to continue forging a leading role in regional and global affairs based on our common interests, our common values, and our close defense and diplomatic cooperation.. The Republic of Korea is a valued democratic ally of the United States. Our two nations are maintaining vigilance toward North Korea while preparing our alliance to make contributions to the broader stability of the region over the longer ...
Republicans also applaud Australia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and other nations in the Asia-Pacific region for their contributions to the multinational effort to achieve security and democracy for the Iraqi people. Japan is a key partner of the United States and the U.S.-Japan alliance is an important foundation of peace, stability, security, and prosperity in Asia. America supports an economically vibrant and open Japan that serves as an engine of expanding prosperity and trade in the Asia-Pacific region. Republicans support an American policy in the Asia-Pacific region that looks to Japan to continue forging a leading role in regional and global affairs based on our common interests, our common values, and our close defense and diplomatic cooperation. The Republic of Korea is a valued democratic ally of the United States. Our two nations are maintaining vigilance toward North Korea while preparing our alliance to make contributions to the broader stability of the region over the longer ...
Bruce cites his upbringing as the impetus to improve cancer care on a global scale. My interests are just as granular and stem from where I was born and raised, in the tiny South Pacific Island of Guam.
Its easy to dismiss climate change as a threat when you live in a country that hasnt been affected much or that, at most, has only seen slight alterations. But what if you lived on one of the many South Pacific Islands? Climate
Intriguing documentary that turns traditional anthropology on its head. Five tribesmen from a remote South Pacific island travel 10,000 miles to observe...
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The document that reflects the U.S. Policy toward Asia The Truth Shall Set Thee Free *EPF404 05/07/98 TEXT: ROTH TESTIMONY ON U.S. SECURITY POLICY IN ASIA-PACIFIC (Asias security is prerequisite for Americas) (5330) Washington -- The United States is strongly committed to the security of the Asia-Pacific region as Asias stability is a fundamental prerequisite for Americas, according to Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Stanley Roth. Americas presence in the region, and bilateral security alliances and relationships, and multilateral fora such as the ASEAN Regional Forum are key to maintaining this stability, Roth said in May 7 remarks before the House International Relations Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. Roth stressed that the U.S.-Japan security treaty remains the foundation of U.S. engagement in Asia. The historic revision last year of the Cold War era Defense Guidelines and Secretary Albrights signing last week of the amendment to the Acquisition ...
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The report presents a detailed study of Window Alarms projects, and analyses the investment and return feasibility of these projects in the market. A detailed account of supply and demand chain of the Window Alarms Market, and an analysis of marketing channels, clients, and industry development trends, is also included in the report. The report covers the competitive landscape of the Asia-Pacific Window Alarms industry, with a specific focus on companies located in Asia-Pacific regions.
Next September, I will host a climate summit to provide a platform for leaders - and I invite all of you to attend. Together, we must all work to raise political will and action for an ambitious, global, legal agreement that sets the world on a less than 2°C path. I look forward to the commitments to climate action that your Governments and others will bring to this important gathering.. ...
Members of the Pacific Islands Forum end their three-day forum by asking all nations to pledge a 50 percent cut in their emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050 at U.N. climate change talks in December. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd warns that some tiny Pacific Island nations are in a race for national survival because of the threat posed by climate change.. Violent clashes between police and workers at a South Korean auto factory near an end after the company agrees to keep half the workers at the plant rather than lay them off. After the concession by Ssangyong Motor Company, South Koreas fifth-largest automaker, the workers agree to end their 77-day occupation of the plant.. On the 64th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the citys mayor, Tadatoshi Akiba, calls upon the nation to support U.S. President Barack Obamas nuclear disarmament drive. Addressing the crowd in English, he says, "together, we can abolish nuclear weapons. Yes, we can.". In the United Kingdom, thousands ...
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Climate change will be high on the agenda of talks at the second Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) on August 21 in Jaipur, being attended by all the 14 nations.
Abstract: Invasive plants frequently have competitive advantages over native species. These advantages have been characterized in systems in which the invading species has already become well established. Surprisingly, invader impacts on native communities currently undergoing invasion are lacking from most ecological studies. In this work we document and quantify shifting patterns in plant community structure in a native ecosystem (remnant tallgrass prairie) undergoing invasion by the invasive exotic Sorghum halepense (Johnsongrass). Further, we use manipulative field and greenhouse studies to quantify impacts of potential allelochemicals contained in whole-plant S. halepense leachates on growth of the dominant native grass, Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem), and tested the inhibitory effects of the potential soil legacy of S. halepense on the native grass in the greenhouse. Plant diversity indices revealed three distinct plant communities within the remnant prairie: a native community, ...
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Human colonisation of the Pacific led to the loss of at least 1000 species of land birds or 10 per cent of global bird biodiversity.