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MIL-Evening Report: Japan’s Kasai nominated as Western Pacific’s next WHO regional director

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, English, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Niue, Open Source Intel, Pacific health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, WHO, World Health Organisation  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Japan’s Kasai nominated as Western Pacific’s next WHO regional director

Japan’s candidate, Dr Takeshi Kasai … elected in spite of strong Pacific campaign over the World Health Organisation (WHO) post for Western Pacific. Image: WHO Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Japan’s candidate, Dr Takeshi Kasai, has been elected as the next World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for the Western Pacific. Health ministers and other senior […]

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MIL-Evening Report: VP’s camp defers to Duterte over his health disclosure – ‘he knows his oath’

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Constitution, English, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Presidential health, Reportage, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, State of health  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: VP’s camp defers to Duterte over his health disclosure – ‘he knows his oath’

Health controversy: The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo in the Philippines says it respects the declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte that his recent medical tests came back negative. Image: Rappler montage By Lian Buan in Manila The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo is keen on pushing for the public disclosure of President Rodrigo […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Tukuitonga goes into battle on behalf of Pacific for WHO position

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Health and Fitness, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Niue, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Tukuitonga goes into battle on behalf of Pacific for WHO position

Dr Colin Tukuitonga, a New Zealander of Niuean descent and proposed by New Zealand, was given resounding support for his nomination from Pacific countries. Image: AUT By Sri Krishnamurthi Health challenges in the Pacific Islands require acute and immediate attention from the World Health Organisation, says Dr Colin Tukuitonga, a New Zealander of Niuean descent […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Loss of MSF mental health carers from Nauru heightens fears for children

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Children, Doctors Without Borders, English, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Medecins Sans Frontieres, mental health, MIL OSI, MSF, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Loss of MSF mental health carers from Nauru heightens fears for children

Doctors Without Borders staff at a display tent during Nauru’s 50th independence celebrations in January. Image: MSF Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Health and human rights advocates fear the mental ill-health of refugees on Nauru could worsen following the Pacific government’s move to scrap a vital support service. Doctors Without Borders (MSF – Médecins Sans Frontières) […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Japanese development aid funding splits Pacific unity on key WHO post

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, English, Evening Report, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, Japan, Malaysia, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Islands health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, WHO, World Health Organisation  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Japanese development aid funding splits Pacific unity on key WHO post

Dr Colin Tukuitonga, a New Zealander of Niuean descent and proposed by New Zealand, was given resounding support for his nomination from Pacific countries. Image: AUT The Western Pacific post for the World Health Organisation is a vitally important role for the region. However, reports Sri Krishnamurthi for Asia Pacific Journalism, the earlier unity over […]

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MIL-Evening Report: How PNG brought back polio and the key lessons learned

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, English, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Islands health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Polio, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, World Health Organisation  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: How PNG brought back polio and the key lessons learned

By Jamie Tahana, RNZ Pacific journalist When Max Manape received the confirmation in Papua New Guinea his heart sank. A 22-month-old girl had been diagnosed with polio. She was paralysed. A few days later, another confirmation came. A two-year-old boy had been taken to a clinic with weakness in his legs. Workers sent away for […]

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MIL-Evening Report: NZ must help Solomon Islands tackle unemployment ‘time bomb’, says Clark

By   /  September 2, 2018  /  Agriculture, Aid, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, English, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Gender violence, Global, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Indigenous, Jobless youth, Labour, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, NZ aid, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reportage, Reports, Solomon Islands, Thailand, UNDP, unemployment, United Nations Development Programme, Youth  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: NZ must help Solomon Islands tackle unemployment ‘time bomb’, says Clark

Former PM Helen Clark at the National Council of Women conference yesterday … New Zealand should rethink its aid structure. Image: Del Abcede/PMC By Jessica Marshall in Auckland The Solomon Islands faces a “time bomb” with a youth unemployment rate of 82 percent and New Zealand needs to do more to help the Pacific country, […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Aid groups call on Pacific leaders to end Nauru refugee ‘stain in region’

By   /  September 1, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, child refugees, Children, Development, English, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Justice, Manus Island, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugee Crisis, Refugees, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Aid groups call on Pacific leaders to end Nauru refugee ‘stain in region’

Some of the children in the refugee camp on the island of Nauru. Image: SBS/Rural Australians for Fefugees/File Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Amnesty International has joined 80 other NGOs in urging Pacific leaders to demand the closure of the Australian-funded immigration detention camp on Nauru  when they meet in the Pacific nation next week, reports SBS […]

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