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Pacific Health Dialog 1997







Pacific Health Dialog: Pacific Peoples of New Zealand, Vol. 4, No. 2

Guest Editorials
Colin Tukuitonga, Page 004-005


Original Papers

The food choices of Samoan teenagers in Auckland: Big Mac combo or pisupo and taro?
Nite Fuamatu, Page 006-010

Fruit, vegetable and cereal intake of Polynesian and European women in Auckland
Sera Gonelevu, Elaine Rush, Manaia Laulu, Page 011-019

The Ola Fa’autauta Project: the process of developing a church–based health programme
Boyd Swinburn, Henga Amosa, Colin Bell, Page 020-026

Nutrition knowledge and practices of Samoans in Auckland
Colin Bell, Henga Amosa, Boyd A. Swinburn, Page 026-033

Social interaction in Tongan and European families in New Zealand: implications for health care
Helen Mavoa, Julie Park, Chris Pryce, Page 033-037

Postnatal distress among Pacific women in New Zealand
Roine Lealaiauloto, Geoff Bridgman, Page 038-041


Case Reports and Short Communications

Human amylin fibril-mediated killing of islet b-cells
‘Etuate L. Saafi, Page 042-044


Conference Reports and Papers

Health of Pacific peoples: problems and solutions into the new millennium
Angela Calvert, Page 045-049

Commonwealth Regional Workshop and Pacific Island Association of Non Government Organisations meeting
John La Roche, Page 050-055

From the Yanuca Declaration to the Rarotonga Agreement: verbiage on Pacific health enroute to the 21st century
Sitaleki A. Finau, Page 056-058


Review Papers

The health of Pacific peoples in New Zealand up to the early 1990’s
Colin Tukuitonga, Sitaleki A. Finau, Page 059-067

Pacificans’ access to primary health care in New Zealand: a review
Nicola Young, Page 068-075

Diabetes and its complications among Pacific people in New Zealand
David Simmons, Page 075-079

Abortion and Pacific women in New Zealand
Heather Donald, Page 080-083

Child care and cot death
E.A.S. Nelson, Page 084-089

Hearing loss amongst Pacific children in New Zealand
Peter Crampton, Philip Weinstein, Page 090-095

Mental illness and Pacific people in New Zealand
Geoff Bridgman, Page 095-104

Major mental illness in the Pacific: a review
John S. Allen, Jennifer L. Laycock, Page 105-118



Clinical aspects of ciguatera: an overview
Tilman A. Ruff, Richard J. Lewis, Page 119-127


Viewpoints and Perspectives

Towards a NZ–born Samoan identity: some reflections on "labels"
Melani Anae, Page 128-137

Dialogue not monologue: preventative eye care and research in Vanuatu
Karen Scott–Hoy, Page 138-145

Managing the New Zealand Cot Death Study: lessons from between the rock and a hard place
Caroline Everard, Page 146-152

The conference experiences of a new Pacific kid on the block
Nite Fuamatu, Page 153-154


Discussion Paper

Women for health: investing in gender and the family
Sitaleki A. Finau, Page 155-162


Pacific Health Institutions

Western Pacific HealthNet: the creation
Victor Yano, Page 163-164

Pacific Health Research Centre, Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Wellington
Margaret Southwick, Page 165-165

History of HRC support for Pacific health research
Jenny Rankine, Page 166-000


Journal Abstracts
Page 172-174


Letters to the Editor
Page 177-181


PHD Editor
S A Finau, Page 184



Pacific Health Dialog: Medical Education and Health Reform,
Vol. 4, No. 1

Guest Editorials
J. I. Samisoni, P. Head, S. A. Finau, G. Dever, Page 005-008


Original Papers

Risk factors associated with preterm deliveries in Pohnpei, 1995
S. Malsol, J. A. Flear, Page 009-013

Ke Ola O Hawaii - a community partnership for health, and new challenges for faculty
G. Feletti, C. Lum, Page 014-021

Problem-based learning: its application to medical rehabilitation research
M. H. Fitzgerald, D. A. Goebert, D. Tipene–Leach, G. Dever, Page 022-027

Perceptions of the social, cultural, and psychological well–being in Palau
A. Futterman–Collier, K. Sadao, C. Otto, A. Polloi, Page 028-034

The influence of bed nets on Bancroftian Filariasis in Buhutu Valley, Papua New Guinea
P. Sapak, G. Williams, Page 035-038

Efficacy of yeast-recombinant hepatitis B vaccine in prevention of perinatal transmission in Saipan
A. M. Durand, H. Sabino Jr., F. Mahoney, I. Abraham, Page 039-042

Family planning and contraception in Tongoleleka village, Kingdom of Tonga
H. Ivarature, Page 043-050

Community perceptions of Youth to Youth in Health: a peer education program for primary health care, Marshall Islands
K. L. Braun, D. Keju–Jonson, Page 051-056

Evaluating interagency collaboration in disability programs in the Pacific Basin
K. Sadao, N. Robinson, P. Magrab, Page 057-065

Cancer in Guam: a review of death certificates from 1971 to 1995
R. L. Haddock, C. L. Naval, Page 066-077

Obstetric emergencies and maternal deaths in the Solomon Islands
C. Fallon, V. Johnston, K. Thomas, A. Larson, J. Pikacha, Page 078-080


Case Reports and Short Communications

The PBMA and telemedicine in the Pacific: the first steps
V. Yano, S. A. Finau, G. Dever, D. A. Person, J. I. Samisoni, W. Baravilala, J. Malani, Page 081-084

Blood lead levels among children in Pohnpei: preliminary results
I. Vimoto, S. A. Finau, Page 085-087


Conference Reports and Papers

Dietary genocide: eating to an early death in Micronesia
R. Jackson, Page 088-089

Medical education in the Pacific
J. I. Samisoni, Page 090-092

The role of medical associations
The Honourable Del Pangelinan, Page 093-093

The PBMOTP - towards an inspirational accomplishment
E. K. Pretrick, Page 094-098

Pay attention to your education and work and see how much you can add to life
V. M. Yano, Page 099-100

A dream fulfilled
J. Flear, Page 101-103

One of the most precious realities: the quiet and private satisfaction of duty faithfully done
T. A. Rogers, Page 104-104

Internet medical education resources
B. J. Goldsmith, Page 105-105

Summary of the reports of the First, Second, and Third Pacific conferences of Community Health in Medical Education, 1991-1996
A. Sachs–Robertson, J. Flear, S. A. Finau, G. Dever, Page 106-110

Family planning in the Federated States of Micronesia: past and present
E. K. Pretrick, Page 111-112

Training the Pacific surgeon
C. McRae, Page 113-115


Viewpoints and Perspectives

The health crisis in the US associated Pacific islands: moving forward

A. Diaz, Page 116-129

Health reform in Trinidad and Tobago: lessons for the Pacific islands?
J. Sancho, Page 130-137

Early experiences of the Health Planning Unit in Fiji
J. Pepperall, G. Teskey, Page 138-142

Appropriate health workforce for sustainable development in the Pacific
S. A. Finau, Page 143-153

Teenage pregnancies in the Pacific: a Tongan’s perspective
S. F. Katoanga, Page 154-160

Challenges for Pacific nutritionists
J. Tunidau–Schultz, Page 161-165

Nutrition training: needs and priorities in the Pacific
Meleófa Manolo, Page 166-171

The case for a Pacific public health surveillance network
M. J. O’Leary, Page 172-176


Pacific Health Institutions

The Pacific medical education model: introducing the process of innovation
G. Dever, S. A. Finau, R. Hunton, Page 177-190

Coordinating study skills in medical education: the PBMOTP experience
D. Wyatt, Page 191-197

The evolution of community health training at the PBMOTP
J. A. Flear, Page 198-202

Distance Education for health workers in Micronesia
M. M. Fochtman, C. B. Allen, R. Gurusamy, Page 203-206

The Office of Pacific Health and Human Services
J. Iser, Page 207-209


Journal Abstracts
Page 210-214


Letters to the Editor
Page 223-224


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