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Pacific Health Dialog 2002







Pacific Health Dialog: Guam and Health Transition in the Pacific,
Vol. 9, No. 2

Guest Editorial
Roseann Murphy Jones, Page 176


Original Papers

Physical activity and nutritional status of adolescents on Guam
Rachael T. LeonGuerrero, Randall L. Workman, Page 177-185

A leptospirosis outbreak on Guam associated with an athletic event
Robert L. Haddock, Jonathan W. Gilmore, Fernando Pimentel, Page 186-189

Cholera control on Guam, 2000
Robert L. Haddock, Luong T. Truong, Tomas S.N. Aguon, Page 190-192

Estimated intake and food sources of vitamin A, folate, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, iron, and zinc for Guamanian children aged 9 to 12
Rebecca S. Pobocik, Jennifer J. Richer, Page 193-202

Missed immunisation opportunities among Tongan children in Auckland, New Zealand
Daniel Mafi, Viliami M. Toafa, Cameron Grant, Page 203-208

Smoking prevalence among young people in Papua New Guinea
Gilbert Hiawalyer, Page 209-213

A psychometric evaluation and cross-cultural validation of the 21 item Hopkins Symptom Checklist
F. H. Walkey, H. S. Aghanwa, A. J. W. Taylor, Page 214-218


Case Studies and Short Communications

Epidemiology of infants of diabetic mothers in indigent Micronesian population-Guam experience
Pradeep Alur, Priya Kodiyanplakkal, Amanda Del Rosario, Sanjay Khubchandani,
Radha Alur, John J. Moore, Page 219-221

Cancer on Guam, especially among Micronesians
Robert L. Haddock, Cynthia L. Naval, Page 222-224

The viral diarrhoea epidemic 2002 in the Marshall Islands: its impact on a small island pharmacy
Andrew Harding, Page 225-231


Review Papers

Highlights of findings from the 1999 Guam study of youth risk behaviors
Randall L. Workman, Rachael T. Leon Guerrero, Thomas K. Pinhey, Michael P. Perez, Page 233-236


Viewpoints and Perspectives

Communication in health care delivery in developing countries: which way out?
Jide Olutimayin, Page 237-241

From information jungle trails to superhighways for health caregivers in the Pacific
Alice E. Hadley, Arlene Cohen, Page 242-245

To go or not to go organic: what choice for Pacific island countries?
Lafitai Fuatai, Cortney Stewart, Page 246-250


Health Transitions in the Pacific

Introduction. Culture, change and well-being: health transitions in the Pacific
Leslie Butt, Page 251-253

Health transition among Pacificans: unpacking imperialism
Sitaleki A. Finau, Iris L. Wainiqolo, Giuseppe G. Cuboni, Page 254-262

Living the health transition among the Chamorros of Guam
Vicki Torsch, Page 263-274

Health transitions, fast and nasty: the case of Marshallese exposure to nuclear radiation
Nancy J. Pollock, Page 275-282

The smokescreen of culture: AIDS and the indigenous in Papua, Indonesia
Jake Morin, Page 283-289

Reconstruction and resistance: cultural responses to living the health transition in French Polynesia
Lisa Henry, Page 290-295

Producing what in the transition? Health messaging and cultural constructions of health in Tonga
Heather Young Leslie, Page 296-302

‘Atamai, fakakaukau and vale: ‘mind’, ‘thinking’ and ‘mental illness’ in Tonga
‘Okusitino Mâhina, Page 303-308

Diet, health and the nutrition transition: some impacts of economic and socio-economic factors on food consumption patterns in the kingdom of Tonga
Mike Evans, Robert C. Sinclair, Caroline Fusimalohi, Viliami Liava’a, Page 309-315


Conference Reports

Global Public Health Conference 2002: Issues and Strategies for Hawai’i and the Pacific
Pratisha Budhiraja, Ann Davis, Page 316-316


Pacific Health Institutions

Guam’s quest for improved haemophilia care
Roselie V. Zabala, Judith R. Baker, Page 317-320

Listening to the community: a first step in adapting Diabetes Today to the Pacific
Henry M. Ichiho, Nia T. Aitaoto, Page 321-328

The UOG BSN program: successes and challenges
Maria Isabel Salomon, Page 329-332


Book Reviews
Page 333-334


Page 335-341


Letters to the Editor
Page 342-343


PHD Editor
Page 344



Pacific Health Dialog: Emergency Health in the Pacific, Vol. 9, No. 1

Guest Editorials
Mark Keim, Page 004
Honorable Sandra Pierantozzi, Page 005-006


Original Papers

Pilot workshops at the Palau Center for Emergency Health: a model for international collaborative operations training and planning
Karen Cleveland, Mark Keim, William Rich, Gary Rhyne, Page 007-010

Assessing physicians’ continuing medical education (CME) needs in the U.S.-associated Pacific jurisdictions
Matthew J. Thompson, Susan M. Skillman, Karin Johnson, Ronald Schneeweiss, Kathleen Ellsbury, L. Gary Hart and the Pacific Islands Continuing Clinical Education Program (PICCEP) Study Team, Page 011-016

Population, public health and tubal ligation in Vanuatu
Robert F Grace, Page 017-020

Consultation-Liason psychiatry in Fiji
Henry Aghanwa, Page 021-028

Attitudes of Pacific Island parents to circumcision of boys
Mahnaz Afsari, Spencer. W. Beasley, Kiki Maoate, Karen Heckert, Page 029-033

Infant feeding and feeding problems experienced by mothers of a birth cohort of Pacific infants in New Zealand
Sarnia Butler, Colin Tukuitonga, Janis Paterson, Maynard Williams, Page 034-039

New Zealand resident Tongan peoples’ health and illness beliefs and utilisation of the health care system
Sandra F. Bassett, Elizabeth A. L. Holt, Page 040-047


Case Studies and Short Communications

A tool for rapid qualitative assessment of hospital-based emergency medical services among developing health sectors
Mark E. Keim, Page 048-054

The changing face of disaster management: implications for healthcare providers in the Pacific Islands
Frederick M. Burkle, Jr., Page 055-057


Review Papers

Disaster epidemiology: prudent public health practice in the Pacific Islands
Nana Yeboaa Twum-Danso, Page 058-063

Malignant Otitis Externa: a review
Dr. Sangita Bhandary, Prahlad Karki, Bimal K Sinha, Page 064-067

Review of drug-related legislation in the Republic of Fiji Islands
MCE Bailey, Page 068-075



Agricultural diversity and traditional knowledge as insurance against natural disasters
R R Thaman, M Meleisea, J Makasiale, Page 076-085


Viewpoints and Perspectives

Development of prehospital emergency medical services: strategies for system assessment and planning
Michael J. VanRooyen, Page 086-092)

Using a community-based approach for prevention and mitigation of national health emergencies
Mark Keim, Page 093-096

Logistical considerations for Emergency Response resources
Nicki Pesik, Mark Keim, Page 097-103

Key topics for emergency health education in the Pacific
Mark Keim, Page 104-108

The National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Program: an overview and perspective for the Pacific Islands
Nicki Pesik, Sue Gorman, Wayne D. Williams, Page 109-114)


Conference Reports

Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors’ Congress, 2002
Heather Young Leslie, Page 115-118

The University of Washington Pacific Islands Continuing Clinical Education Program (PICCEP): Guam Conference on structure and content of continuing clinical education programs in the U.S.-Associated jurisdictions
Matthew J. Thompson, Susan M. Skillman, Ronald Schneeweiss, L. Gary Hart, Karin Johnson and the Pacific Islands Continuing Clinical Education Program (PICCEP) Study Team, Page 119-122

CDC – PCC Bioterrorism Preparedness Developmental Workshop, Palau. 21 October – 1 November 2002
Greg Dever, Page 123


Pacific Health Institutions

Developing a public health emergency operations plan: a primer
Mark Keim, Page 124-129

The Pacific Center for Emergency Health: an anatomy of collaborative development and change -the Palau perspective
Victor Yano, Masao Ueda, Julie Tellei, Willy Wally, Stevenson Kuartei, Willie Tokon, Seleima Lalabalavu, Caleb Otto, Sandra Pierantozzi, Greg Dever, Page 130-133

Assistance for Emergency Health
Antonio Rivera, Page 134-140

In-country and community-based postgraduate family practice training for Micronesian physicians - the Palau AHEC: a collaborative effort
Greg Dever, Sitaleki A Finau, Ross McCormick, Stevenson Kuartei, Kelley Withy, Victor Yano, Neal Palafox, Masao Ueda, Sandra Pierantozzi, Eliuel Pretrick, Victor Ngaden, A. Mark Durand, Page 141-145

History of the Pacific Emergency Health Initiative (PEHI)
Mark Keim, Page 146-149


Book Reviews

Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years
Jared Diamond

Reviewer: Greg Dever, Page 150-154


PHD Editor
Page 172


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