The sea temperature in the Other South Pacific Islands today and the sea water temperature forecast for the next 7 days in several cities in the Other South Pacific Islands.
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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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ICAS (Island Culture Archival Support) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the archival preservation of documents, artifacts, and other cultural and historical materials of the South Pacific countries of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. ICAS was formed specifically to support national, university and private archives of the South Pacific Island countries and to help preserve their culture.
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
Another considerable announcement from the Forum was the AUD$330 million gender equality package by Australian PM Julia Gillard, aimed at improving representation of women in parliaments across the Pacific, in light of the region having the lowest levels of womens representation in the world. The US and New Zealand backed the announcement, highlighting the need for more women in parliament, better maternal health care and campaigns against domestic violence.. Forum leaders again raised the challenge that Pacific island countries face in accessing the new and additional climate change financing pledged by the international community since the 2009 Copenhagen summit, but welcomed news of a fresh commitment of AUD$58 million from Australia over four years.. The US also announced US$32 million in programme funding as a part of the Asia-Pacific Strategic Engagement Initiative, a new US assistance framework. These programs will address regional priorities, such as sustainable economic development ...
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.
Women bear brunt of climate change hardships and Pacific island nations pay lip service to equality.. As governments, civil society groups, academics and development partners prepare for UN climate talks in Paris (COP 21), recognising the gender dimension of climate change is vital to an integrated policy and programmatic response to addressing the vulnerabilities of Pacific Island peoples to climate change.. Pacific Island countries are bearing the brunt of climate change. Over the past 50 years, air temperatures across the Pacific have increased by 0.9 degree Celsius while sea surface temperatures have increased by 1.0-1.5 degrees, far above the 0.6 degree Celsius global average. The number of category 4 or 5 storms has also doubled compared to the period 1975-1989.. Sea level rise has reached about 12 millimetres per year in 1993-2009, about four times the global average. Sea level rise alone puts the very existence of low-lying Pacific Islands at risk. With more than 50 per cent of the ...
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
BACKGROUND: As the epidemic of Zika virus expands in the Americas, countries across Africa and the Asia-Pacific region are becoming increasingly susceptible to the importation and possible local spread of the virus. To support public health readiness, we aim to identify regions and times where the potential health, economic, and social effects from Zika virus are greatest, focusing on resource-limited countries in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. METHODS: Our model combined transportation network analysis, ecological modelling of mosquito occurrences, and vector competence for flavivirus transmission, using data from the International Air Transport Association, entomological observations from Zikas primary vector species, and climate conditions using WorldClim. We overlaid monthly flows of airline travellers arriving to Africa and the Asia-Pacific region from areas of the Americas suitable for year-round transmission of Zika virus with monthly maps of climatic suitability for mosquito-borne
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.
HONOLULU (Oct. 5) - Pacific islands should turn the challenge presented by the global economic crisis into an opportunity to rethink the business-as-usual development approach pursued by governments in the region, concluded a gathering of eminent Pacific thinkers who participated in a recent East-West Center workshop on the regions responses to the crisis. The diverse group of participants talked openly and passionately about what has being going wrong in their various islands and expressed a deep conviction that only by focusing on their core values and envisioning different approaches towards growth can the future they desire for their people be realized. The workshop, titled Pacific Responses to the Economic Crisis: Business as Usual or Getting Growth Right? was held in Honolulu Sept. 22-24 under the auspices of the East-West Centers Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) in collaboration with the Oceania regional office of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) ...
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
Pacific Islands are highly exposed to adverse effects of climate change and natural hazards, which can result in disasters affecting their entire economic, human, and physical environment and impact their long-term development agenda. Since 1950 natural disasters have affected approximately 9.2 million people in the Pacific region, causing 9,811 reported deaths (SPC 2010). This has cost the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) around USD3.2 billion (in nominal terms) in associated damage costs (EM-DAT, 2010). According to the probabilistic risk assessments of second phase of the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (PCRAFI), tropical cyclones, earthquakes and tsunami cause an Annual Average Loss of USD284 million, or 1.7 percent of the regional GDP. Consequently, Vanuatu, Niue and Tonga experience some of the largest annual average disaster losses globally with 6.6, 5.8 and 4.4 percent of their national GDP, respectively.. PCRAFI aimed to provide PICs with disaster and climate ...
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 ...
New analysis shows that over 20 percent of Pacific Islanders are living in hardship - unable to meet their basic needs - reaching 40 percent in Papua New Guinea. Inequality is also on the rise in several Pacific Island Countries.
Between 29 May and 1 June 2017, statisticians from Pacific Island countries and territories came together in Noumea, New Caledonia for a workshop on updating the weight reference period of the consumer price index (CPI). The workshop was organised by the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and aimed at training price index compilers on the use of data from expenditure surveys and other sources to rebase their CPI ...
Between 29 May and 1 June 2017, statisticians from Pacific Island countries and territories came together in Noumea, New Caledonia for a workshop on updating the weight reference period of the consumer price index (CPI). The workshop was organised by the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and aimed at training price index compilers on the use of data from expenditure surveys and other sources to rebase their CPI ...
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 ...
Coronavirus , Fox News. The number of passengers was still being worked out but 263 people had registered to travel, the majority being New Zealand citizens, some Australians and few foreign nationals, specifically from Pacific island countries, he said.The rhonchi guide page provides listening advice and a dynamic waveform of each audio recording of a patient.Michael Mina, MD, PhD, epidemiologist, Harvard School of Public Health.[Instead of] the tests that were used to seeing and the treatment protocols that were used to seeing, I think we really are moving into the next generation.. China Coronavirus Outbreak: All The Latest Updates , China .... John Mackenzie, a senior expert at WHO, accused them of keeping the figures quiet for a while because of some major meeting they had in Wuhan, alleging that there was a period of very poor reporting, or very poor communication in early January.Create a commenting name to join the debate.The person lives in Illinois and recently visited Wuhan.The ...
The U.S. Embassy New Zealand is excited to share the following opportunity for students from Pacific island countries to apply for a merit-based scholarship to pursue Bachelors and Masters level study at the University of Hawaii. Applications opened in August 2017 and will close February 1, 2018. What is the U.S. South Pacific Scholarship? The East ...
This Thematic Brief provides information and analysis about the gendered impacts and priorities for responses to COVID-19 in the Pacific. It has been developed by the Support Unit for Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women), connecting more than 170 gender equality initiatives funded by the Australian Government and implemented by over 160 partners across 14 Pacific Island countries
This guide introduces environmental indicators and provides an overview of SPREPS core indicators for Pacific island countries. In 2012, the SPREP members approved the development of a set of standardised indicators for use by member countries at the SPREP meeting. Through the Inform project, SPREP programmes then developed a set of 34 indicators that was endorsed by members at the 2018 SPREP meeting. This document explains the development and use of environmental indicators in Part 1 and provides a summary of each of the 34 core indicators in Part 2.. ...
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.. ...
Captain Nicolo Alba presents Costa Atlantica souvenir to Salwai Charlot, Prime Minister of Vanuatu Costa Asia announced the completion of Chinas first cruise to the South Pacific Islands. Costa Atlantica set sail on a 46-day voyage from Tianjin International Cruise Terminal on November 30, 2016, taking more than 2,000 passengers across two continents, visiting 12…
Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): June 9, 2009 - An Australian funded Laparoscopy team of one surgeon, one anesthetist and one nurse will be on hand at the Chuuk State Hospital conducting life-changing surgeries under the AusAID funded Tertiary Health Service to the Pacific Island Countries program or PIP for short. The team arrives today, June 9th and will stay until June 20th, 2009.. This Australian health initiative provides short term visits for a variety of medical specialties to 11 Pacific Island Countries. Medical specialties include cardiac surgery, ENT, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, psychiatry, urology, radiology, and a diabetes training program.. The team consists of Dr. Sydney Chung (surgeon), Dr. Harry Aigeeleng (anesthetist) and Nurse Mrs. Eunice Lam. They are all volunteers and will not be paid for their time. A parallel objective of the clinical component is capacity building, and to this end, a ...
The particular challenges of the Pacific island nations - the threat of climate change, vulnerability to natural disasters, and the high cost caused by small isolated area and population size - were presented to Asia-Pacific leaders at a critical United Nations regional meeting and were met with specific declarations of support from a number of member States.. The discussion was part of the 66th Commission session for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), taking place 13-19 May in the Republic of Korea . Ministers and senior officials from more than 60 countries across the Asia-Pacific region learned of priorities for development in the Pacific and the willingness of other ESCAP members to provide support and assistance.. The Special Body on Pacific Island Developing Countries focused on the review of the Mauritius Strategy for Implementation, the global agenda for addressing the particular vulnerabilities of small island developing States.. An ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Tuberculosis patients knowledge and beliefs about tuberculosis: a mixed methods study from the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu. AU - Viney, Kerri. AU - Johnson, Penelope. AU - Tagaro, Markleen. AU - Fanai, Saen. AU - Linh, Nguyen N. AU - Kelly, Paul. AU - Harley, David. AU - Sleigh, Adrian. PY - 2014. Y1 - 2014. N2 - Background: The setting for this study was the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, an archipelago of 82 islands, located in the South Pacific Ocean. Our objective was to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of tuberculosis (TB) patients towards TB. Methods. This was a descriptive study using qualitative and quantitative methods. Quantitative analysis was based on the responses provided to closed questions, and we present frequencies to describe the TB patients knowledge, attitudes and practice relating to TB. Qualitative analysis was based on open questions permitting fuller explanations. We used thematic analysis and developed a posteriori inductive ...
Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawaii. Soon to be cyclone moving towards Rarotonga. By Rashneel Kumar. RAROTONGA, Cook Islands (Cook Islands News, Jan. 154 2016) - Cook Islanders have been warned to brace themselves for a worst case scenario as a tropical depression moving towards Rarotonga is expected to turn into a tropical cyclone by later today.. Cook Islands Meteorological Service (CIMS) director Arona Ngari told CI News yesterday that TD 8F was slow-moving with an average wind of 25 knots at its centre.. Those winds were expected to intensify to 35 knots after midnight last night.. Ngari said the low depression system was expected to be given a name by today, upgrading it to a tropical cyclone.. Right now, the two islands that are under threat are Palmerston and probably Rarotonga.. Palmerston is expected to face the brunt of the storm by tomorrow and Rarotonga by Friday.. It is slow-moving, ...
Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawaii. Recognition that process will wait for the justice system. WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, November 3, 2015) - Vanuatus National Council of Women says the political stalemate in the country makes a mockery of the Christian principles and its Melanesian values and tradition.. 14 MPs are in jail while the prime minister Sato Kilman continues to run a minority government with 13 MPs.. The opposition wants the prime minister to stand down but Mr Kilman has called for the president, Baldwin Lonsdale, to dissolve parliament.. Appeals by the jailed MPs are due to be heard next Monday.. The Councils chief executive, Leias Cullwick, agrees a reconciliation will be needed to end the rift but this cannot happen now as is being advocated by a number of chiefs who have arrived in Port Vila.. We will have to wait for the justice system to complete its ...
The US Tuna Treaty has survived after 18 negotiation meetings over the last seven years, with the latest one just concluded in Auckland, New Zealand. The multilateral Treaty is important for American Samoa because it allows US puirse seiners that supply our two canneries to fish in the exclusive economic zones of island countries that are close by. Read the rest here Tunaboat Association comments on fishing pact - The President of the American Tunaboat Association, Brian Hallman, says the fishing agreement reached over the weekend in Zealand between the United States and Pacific Island countries is from the point of view of the US fleet, the best outcome they could have achieved under difficult circumstances. Read the rest here Tri Marine looks to build coalition - Tri Marine International, which operates the Samoa Tuna Processors cannery in Atuu, says it has been anticipating a change in how the US purse seiners would manage access to the tuna fishing grounds in the Western and Central Pacific ...
According to our statistics, in 2018, 68.94 million kilo liters of beer were consumed in the Asia-Pacific region, accounting for 35.2% of the global consumption.. In terms of per capita beer consumption, the per capita beer consumption in the Asia-Pacific region was only 16.5 liters in 2018, much lower than that in North America, Europe, Latin America and other regions, and there is still much space for improvement in the future.. The beer market in the Asia-pacific region is dominated by low-end beer. According to the statistics of Euromonitor, the average price of beer in the Asia-pacific region in 2018 was $2.78/liter, lower than that in Western Europe, North America and other regions.. According to our forecast, the average selling price of beer in the Asia-pacific region is expected to reach USD 3488/K liters in 2023, with a five-year CAGR of 4.7%, which will become an important driving force for the expansion of the Asia-pacific market in the future.. There is a wide variety of beers ...
THE Ministry of Health has advised the public of the possible existence of two new mosquito-borne viral diseases - chikungunya and zika.. It has also confirmed there is no vaccine for these two diseases, which is transmitted by infected mosquitoes.. The ministrys national adviser for communicable diseases, Dr Mike Kama, said they feared the chikungunya and zika viruses, which have been identified in other Pacific island countries, may follow the same path as dengue.. Dengue fever killed 15 people and infected 25,300 people in the past seven months, according to statistics released by the ministry.. Dr Kama said there had been no cases of chikungunya or zika virus identified in the country so far but warned that despite the decline in the number of dengue fever cases, citizens must remain vigilant. Regular blood samples have been sent abroad for test for these emerging mosquito-borne viruses.. We were free from dengue for a year before it started knocking on our doors in December, so theres ...
Kiribati - We chased it for 5 days, but as dawn broke over the Pacific this morning we finally confronted the biggest tuna fishing vessel in the world. The Spanish-owned and flagged tuna purse seiner Albatun Tres is known as a super, super seiner and can net 3,000 tonnes of tuna in a single fishing trip. This is almost double the entire annual catch of some Pacific island countries.
Mark has served as UNFPA Representative to Rwanda since January 2017. Prior to his appointment he served as Deputy Director of the UNFPA Pacific Sub-Regional Office supporting the UNs work in 15 Pacific Island Countries.
Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) today signed a three year Memorandum of Understanding with the Pacific Community (SPC) to work together to assist Pacific Island countries and territories to achieve their development goals.
The demand for fish in Asia and the Pacific region is estimated to increase by 30 percent by 2030 as a result of the anticipated population growth and the improved living standards of the people of the region. In order to meet such an increased demand for fish, aquaculture production will need to increase by 50-60 percent from the present level by 2030 with the capture fish production remaining static.. Intensification of aquaculture is a major factor that has contributed to the outstanding growth (nearly 10 percent annually) of the aquaculture industry in Asia-Pacific in the past three decades.. Such growth has greatly contributed to food security and the nutrition of the people, rural livelihoods and economic growth in the region. The Asia-Pacific region consistently has contributed over 90 percent to the world aquaculture production for decades. In Asia, aquaculture supplies over 60 percent of food fish, comprising over 20 percent of the total protein intake of the Asian population.. The ...
Fiji was suspended from the 16-nation Pacific Islands Forum and told there was no place for a regime which displays a total disregard for basic human rights.
Pacific Islands Fish and wildlife Office is located in Honolulu, HI and is part of the Pacific Region U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The setting for this study was the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, an archipelago of 82 islands, located in the South Pacific Ocean. Our objective was to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of tuberculosis (TB) patients towards TB. This was a descriptive study using qualitative and quantitative methods. Quantitative analysis was based on the responses provided to closed questions, and we present frequencies to describe the TB patients knowledge, attitudes and practice relating to TB. Qualitative analysis was based on open questions permitting fuller explanations. We used thematic analysis and developed a posteriori inductive categories to draw conclusions. Thirty five TB patients were interviewed; 22 (63%) were male. They attributed TB to cigarettes, kava, alcohol, contaminated food, sharing eating utensils and
Assignment: 48-DPA-SOI_K_Palau_6-7-9-07] Pacific Islands Tour: Visit of Secretary Dirk Kempthorne [and aides] to Palau Islands, Republic of Palau [48-DPA-SOI_K_Palau_6-7-9-07__DI12788.JPG ...
Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu warned Pacific island nations Thursday against empty promises of financial aid from China, as the Solomon Islands considers switching diplomatic allegiance from Taipei to Beijing. Visiting Palau to shore up Taiwans relations in the Pacific -- where
Pacific people tended to have lower incomes than other New Zealanders, and were more likely to be unemployed. Because of lack of money, they sometimes held off going to the doctor until they were very sick. Pacific people were also more likely to live in overcrowded, poor-quality housing, which encouraged disease to spread. Traditional attitudes to health and illness can also be important factors in poor health among Pacific people.. ...
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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing in many parts of the Asia-Pacific region. There is a need to improve the awareness of IBD and develop diagnostic and management recommendations relevant to the region. This evidence-based consensus focuses on the definition, epidemiology and management of ulcerative colitis (UC) in Asia. A multi-disciplinary group developed the consensus statements, reviewed the relevant literature, and voted on them anonymously using the Delphi method. The finalized statements were reviewed to determine the level of consensus, evidence quality and strength of recommendation. Infectious colitis must be excluded prior to diagnosing UC. Typical histology and macroscopic extent of the disease seen in the West is found in the Asia-Pacific region. Ulcerative colitis is increasing in many parts of Asia with gender distribution and age of diagnosis similar to the West. Extra-intestinal manifestations including primary sclerosing cholangitis are rarer than in the West. ...
Pacific peoples are an important and diverse group, with a fast-growing and youthful population whos health is influenced by many factors.
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INTRODUCTION. Zika fever is a viral disease, mainly transmitted by a mosquito of the genus Aedes. Clinical manifestations include intermittent fever, pruritic erythematous maculopapular rash, non-purulent conjunctival hyperemia without itching, arthralgia, myalgia, and headache. Those symptoms disappear spontaneously within 3 to 7 days. The Zika virus (ZIKV) is a single-stranded ribonucleic acid (RNA) virus and has two lineages: one African and one Asian. It belongs to the genus Flavivirus of the family Flaviviridae (1).. ZIKV was first isolated in 1947 from a Rhesus monkey in the Zika forest of Uganda. Human cases were detected in 1952(2, 3). Since then the virus has spread in more than 14 countries, reaching Africa, America, Asia and Oceania. The first outbreak of ZIKV infection reported was in 2007 in the South Pacific Island, Yap Micronesia. Since then, several cases where reported there and in other countries in Oceania and Asia(4, 5).. In Brazil, the presence of the virus was confirmed by ...
Tall pillars of coral is what remains after the phosphate is removed. Photo credit. Then the phosphate ran out, and the trust that had been established to manage the islands wealth diminished in value. The trust also made a series of bad investments including overseas hotels and the Air Nauru airline, which never made profit, essentially undermining the nations economic future. Desperate for a source of income, Nauru started selling passports to foreign nationals for a fee and taking in war refugees which other countries refused. This led to the creation of the Nauru detention center in 2001 by Australia, which continues to provided a significant source of income and employment for the country.. The land and economy werent the only things ravaged. The Nauruans are among the most sick and obese people in the world, racked by diabetes and high blood pressure. Few people live past the age of 60 years.. Before independence, there was a culture of fishing and gardening among the Nauruans and they ...
THE team of athletes from the South Pacific island couldnt hide their delight as they went sledging on the slopes of Braeheads Snow Factor.
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The IFJ Asia-Pacific office represents 30 affiliated unions and associations in the Asia-Pacific region.. IFJ Asia-Pacific works with national journalists unions and associations to improve the conditions of journalists and the quality of journalism through training programs and advocacy campaigns in defense of media-related rights, including the right to safety and decent working conditions, the right to freedom of expression, the right to a free media, the right to access information, the right to freedom of association and the right to justice and fair legal proceedings.. IFJ Asia-Pacific also runs actions and international campaigns on journalists safety, press freedom, public service values, editorial independence, ethics, gender equality and decent working conditions at the request of affiliates, associates and partners in the Asia-Pacific region. This work ranges from emergency missions to draw international attention to immediate crises to long-term training, campaigning and ...
01 November 2007. CR Bangkok Workshop on Occupational and Environmental Health in the Asia/Pacific Region. The Secretary General of the Sixth Princess Chulabhorn International Science Congress and Fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini, Professor Mathuros Ruchirawat, has invited the Collegium Ramazzini to organize a 2-day Satellite Workshop following the Sixth Princess Chulabhorn International Science Congress. This Satellite Workshop will be held in Bangkok from November 30-December 1 2007. It is entitled, Occupational and Environmental Health in the Asia/Pacific Region . The goal of the Satellite Workshop is to facilitate exchanges between Fellows of the Collegium and scientists in the Asia-Pacific region and thus to facilitate the dissemination of scientific knowledge as well as of new strategies for the prevention of environmental and occupational disease. The Collegium Ramazzini Satellite Workshop is structured to include invited speakers from both the Collegium and the Asia-Pacific region, with ...
In Asia, stroke incidence varies dramatically from country to country. Little is known about stroke incidence in Asians/Pacific Islanders in the US, where regional heterogeneity in Asian/Pacific Islander sub-populations is great. We sought to characterize both the national and regional incidences of first and recurrent hospitalized acute ischemic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and intracerebral hemorrhage in Asians/Pacific Islanders compared to non-Hispanic whites. We used the National Inpatient Sample of the 1997 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. It is a 20% stratified sample of hospitalizations to nonfederal hospitals in the US. National and regional projections were made using sampling weights specific for patients and hospitals. We identified stroke subtypes using previously validated ICD-9 codes. Age-adjusted incidence rates were calculated using the direct method with the US population in 2000 as the standard. There were 169,386 stroke hospitalizations in the database. Nationally,
Image: Verne Equinox/Wikimedia. FIJI water, with its trademark rectangular bottle and exotic branding, could soon become a thing of the past. Owners Lynda and Stewart Resnick are shutting down the FIJI water plant after the countrys government tried to implement a massive tax increase. From the Washington Post: Fiji Water on Monday closed its operations in the South Pacific country that gives the popular bottled drink its name, saying it was being singled out by the military appointed government for a massive tax increase.. A company statement announcing the decision did not say whether the company was shutting down permanently in Fiji, where an acquifer deep underground has been the source of one of the worlds most popular bottled water brands.. The company, owned by California entrepreneurs Lynda and Stewart Resnick, said it was closing its facility in Fiji, canceling orders from suppliers and putting on hold several construction contracts in the country.. But the company wanted to keep ...
For years, Kim Cobb was the Indiana Jones of climate science. The Georgia Tech professor flew to the caves of Borneo to study ancient and current climate conditions. She jetted to a remote South Pacific island to see the effects of warming on coral.. Add to that flights to Paris, Rome, Vancouver and elsewhere. All told, in the last three years, shes flown 29 times to study, meet or talk about global warming.. Then Cobb thought about how much her personal actions were contributing to the climate crisis, so she created a spreadsheet. She found that those flights added more than 73,000 pounds of heat-trapping carbon to the air.. Now she is about to ground herself, and she is not alone. Some climate scientists and activists are limiting their flying, their consumption of meat and their overall carbon footprints to avoid adding to the global warming they study. Cobb will fly just once next year, to attend a massive international science meeting in Chile.. People want to be part of the solution, ...
In this review, the literature data on phytochemical and biological investigations of the genus Ceriops are compiled. The Ceriops species are mangrove plants widely distributed along the sea coasts of Africa, Madagascar, South Asia, and South Pacific islands. To date, 43 diterpenes and 29 triterpenes have been reported from the embryos, fruits, hypocotyls, roots, stems, and twigs of C. tagal and C. decandra. Diterpenoids and triterpenoids are the main constituents of this genus. The isolated terpenes showed an enormous structural diversity and exhibited various biological properties, such as antitumor, antibacterial, and larvicidal activities ...
Galahs are gorgeous, gregarious birds native to Australia and the South Pacific Islands. Galahs are found across the entire continent of Australia, other than in arid regions. Galahs live in large flocks in timbered habitats that have an ample...
A second group of about 30 refugees held in Australian-run detention centres on South Pacific islands will leave soon for resettlement in the United States under a controversial refugee swap deal, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.
When the HMS Bounty set sail in 1787, Captain William Bligh had only his instincts to safely complete a journey from England to the South Pacific island of
When the HMS Bounty set sail in 1787, Captain William Bligh had only his instincts to safely complete a journey from England to the South Pacific island of
In this report, the Asia-Pacific Angiography Syringes market is valued at USD XX million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2022, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2016 and 2022.. Geographically, this report split Asia-Pacific into several key Regions, with sales (K Units), revenue (Million USD), market share and growth rate of Angiography Syringes for these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), including. China. Japan. South Korea. Taiwan. India. Southeast Asia. Australia. Request a sample report @ https://www.htfmarketreport.com/sample-report/880528-asia-pacific-angiography-syringes-market Asia-Pacific Angiography Syringes market competition by top manufacturers/players, with Angiography Syringes sales volume, price, revenue (Million USD) and market share for each manufacturer/player; the top players including. Merit Medical Systems, Inc.. B. Braun. MedNet GmbH. Medline Industries, Inc.. Comed BV. Becton Dickinson. Guerbet LLC. Navilyst Medical. On the basis of ...
Wireless Telecommunication Services in Asia-Pacific, Wireless Telecommunication Services in Asia-Pacific Summary Wireless Telecommunication Services in Asia-Pacific industry profile provides top-line qualitative and ...
SYDNEY, Australia, Jun 28 (IPS) - Robby Nena is one of the many farmers and fishermen on the frontline of climate change in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), where coastal flooding and erosion, variable and heavy rainfall, increased temperature, droughts and other extreme weather events are becoming all too common ...
In 2011, the total Asia-Pacific market for cardiac surgery devices was valued at over $333 million, an increase of 3.8% from the previous year. The Asia-Pacific region encompasses Japan, Australia and South Korea. These markets for cardiac surgery devices includes tissue heart valves, mechanical heart valves, annuloplasty repair devices, onpump coronary artery bypass (ONCAB) devices, off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) devices, endoscopic vessel harvesting (EVH) devices, anastomosis assist devices (AADs), cardiac ablation devices, ventricular assist devices (VADs), intra-aortic balloon pumps, artificial heart replacement devices, patent foramen ovale (PFO) devices and atrial and ventricular septal defect devices. This report provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of market revenues by device type, market forecasts through 2018, unit sales, average selling prices, market drivers and limiters and a detailed competitive analysis, including manufacturer market shares and product ...
Both Aussie & NZ have only made enough noise to make themselves heard but the problem was they used the little monkeys in the Pacific to do their dirty jobs with reagards to Fiji. Now that they havent gone anywhere it now apperas the best they can do is climb back into bed with Fiji because at the end of day they worrie dthat if other Pacific countries decide to become to friendly with China they in for a hard time! The colonialist have not learnt their lessons today their white cousins from South Africa and England are coming into Aussie by the plane load get their Passport stamped and fly back to motherland England & await the pension. This aint no bull its actually happening but you never hear of it in the news. We are all getting conned by Aussie and NZ-just accept the fact we getting bulled by the minute! ...
The existing market for bleaching chemicals is highly dominated by geographies such as North America and Europe. The market dominance of North America is attributed to demand from various end-user applications. However, the strict environmental regulations led by European region will affect the demand for bleaching chemicals to certain extent. Asia Pacific region is expected to be the fastest growing market for bleaching chemicals considering the extensive growth in demand from paper and textile industries. Asia Pacific countries such as India, China, Thailand, Malaysia and Bangladesh are anticipated to be the upcoming markets for bleaching chemicals in the next six years considering their tremendous growth potential in end-user industries. Moreover, the continuous economic advancement of these countries, coupled with surge in the growth rate of textile industry in these countries is further resulting in an increase in the number of potential customers across these developing countries. ...
VPride Foundation is a trans-led, community-based group founded in the Pacific island of Vanuatu in 2009 that was set up to help mobilise and educate, advocate for rights of LGBTIQ and other minority groups in Port Vila in the Pacific island of Vanuatu. Their vision is unity, celebration and affirmation of sexuality, gender, health and human rights of everyone and promoting gender diversity in Vanuatu. As a local network of persons of different sexual orientation and gender diversity populations, their mission is to strengthen community leadership, mobilisation and advocacy in the areas of sexuality and gender identities with respect to sexual health including STIs, HIV and AIDS, wellbeing and human rights ...
The volume documents the work of Richard E. Grant during September 4 - October 3, 1969. Entries are dated, list location, and are narrative in structure. They cover travel details, expenses, description of Paleontology convention in Chicago, photographs taken, daily activities. Describes field work on Eniwetok [Enewetak] Atoll which includes study of live and dead coral as well as brachiopods. Entries contain description of specimen characteristics. Other locations include Glenn Island (Igurin), Walt Island, Rigili, and Yvonne.. ...
Inter-tribal conflict led to many of the senior chiefs of Fiji signing an article of cession to the British Empire in 1874, thus becoming a British protectorate with a governor. (Figure 1). Part of the political process involved the visit of the most senior chief Cakobau to Sydney, Australia along with his sons and entourage at the end of 1874. In January 1875 the warship HMS Dido returned from Sydney carrying the chiefs group and the first instalment of British advisors. Cakobau had become infected with measles in Australia and one of his sons became ill during the 19 day transit from Sydney to Fiji on HMS Dido,which was somewhat longer than the usual 14 day incubation period for measles.3 No quarantine procedure had yet been established such that many Fijians welcomed Cakobaus group home by boarding the ship and then escorting the chiefs party ashore. An unprecedented meeting of all of the high chiefs of Fiji (n=69) and their retinues consisting of hundreds of others was called to occur in ...
The Bikenibeu Declaration aims to secure for PNA members greater economic benefits and control of their tuna resources. It also aims to strengthen cooperation between the member states. It was signed in Tarawa, Kiribati, in 2009. It set up the PNA Office to serve its members through initiatives to maximise profitability and benefits for Pacific Islanders.. ...
The PA was successful in the general elections held in 1994 and 2000, as well as the presidential elections of 1994 and 1999. However, it was defeated in the general election in 2001. After the creation of United Peoples Freedom Alliance in 2004, PA Merged into UPFA. CPSL and LSSP has threatened to revive PA as a separate front, not that has not occurred so far. The General Secretary of the PA was D. M. Jayaratne. ...