Flooding in the Solomon Islands, April 24, 2014

Flooding in the Solomon Islands, April 24, 2014

Over the past few weeks powerful earthquakes have struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea with the most recent occurring near PNG’s Island Province of Bougainville.  The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.5 and triggered a tsunami warning for both PNG and Solomon Islands.

The reality is the South Pacific Island nations are located in one of the

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The Changing Face of Health in the South Pacific

On March 14, 2014, in Published Media, by U.S. Health Affairs Attache
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Diabetes screening at the Health Expo in PNG

Nations around the world both developing and developed alike are waking up and realizing the impact that non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as diabetes, cancer, violence and drug addiction are having and will have on their population and economic growth. The reality is shocking. According to the World Health Organization, non-communicable diseases, notably cardiovascular disease and diabetes, account for over 75% …

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