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Pacific Health Dialog 2006






Pacific Health Dialog: Community Health and Clinical Medicine, Vol. 13, No. 2

Guest Editorial
Dr Giuseppe Cuboni, Page 5-8


Original Papers

Mobilising Pacific people for health: Insights from a Hepatitis B Screening Programme in New Zealand
A Herman, C Bullen, S A Finau, M Ofano, Page 9-17

Samoan Youth and Family relationships in Aotearoa New Zealandm
Fuafiva Fa'alau and Victoria Jensen, Page 17-24

An outbreak of Measles, Koro Island, 1997
Eric Ravai, Page 25-30

Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart disease in Samoa
Satupaitea Viali, Page 31-38

Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart disease in Fiji: A review from the surveillance system (1996-2000)
Hien D Cuboni, S A Finau, G Cuboni, Page 39-48

Control of Rhematic Heart Disease in the Pacific Region
A Steer, S Colquhoun, S Noonan, J Kado, S Viale, J Carapetis, A Steer, Page 49-56

Sociocultural Factors Influencing the Food Choices of 16-18 year old Indigenous Fijian Females at School
G Waqa, H Mavoa, Page 57-64

Physical and psychological health problems of garment workers in the Fiji Islands
Anand Chand, Page 65-70

Commmunity leader suppport for tobacco control activities & policies on Guam
M B Ehlert, A P Gumataotao, R L Workman, et al, Page 71-78

Utilisation review of first admissions in 2002: St Giles Psychiatric Hospital, Suva, Fiji
Elenoa Seru Puamau, Page 79-88

Chemical safety practice amongst the health workers of Fiji
Adriu Naduva, Page 89-96

Evidence for a curriculum review for secondary schools in Fiji
N Khan, M Cigljarevic, J T Schultz, Page 97-102


Case Reports and Short Communications

Management of malignant pleural effusions by talc pleurodesis
Ifereimi Waqainabete, Page 103-106

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Complications and experiences in Tonga
Saia Piukala, Page 107-110

Death from multi-resistant shigellosis: A case study from Fiji
Chris Watson, Page 111-114


Review Papers

Circumcision of Pacific boys: Tradition at the cutting edge
R Thomson, S A Finau, E Finau, et al, Page 115-122

Health Effects of marijuana
Nixon Panda Jn, Page 123-130

Kava consumption and its health effects
Ramneek Goundar, Page 131-136

PBL in Physiotherapy: A review of perception and attitudes of students
Vandana Thavare, Page 137-140


Reprint Section

Male Circumcision and HIV prevention: Ethical, Medical and Public Health Tradeoffs in Low-income countries
S Rennie, A S Muula, D Westreic, Page 141-142


Viewpoints and Perspectives

Managing health care system in small island countries: Palau
Stevenson Kuartei, Page 143-150


Pacific Health Institution

Fiji School of Medicine Diploma in Pharmacy graduates, ten years analysis - where are they now?
MCE Bailey, E Khaiyum, Prasad VR, Page 151-154

The Pacific Centre for Emergency Health - an anatomy of collaborative development and change - the Palau perspective
V Yano, M Ueda, J Tellei, et al, Page 155-158


Conference Report

The First Tongan Health Professionals Conference: Seeking Cultural Democracy for Health
E Finau, L Uili, S A Finau, V Willis, Page 159-162



Pacific Global Health Conference - 2005, Hawaii
J Rarick, Page 163-196


PHD Matters

Editorial Assistant
Setita Naqelevuki, Page 197

S A Finau, Page 198



Pacific Health Dialog: 2004 & 2005 Pacific Health Summits for Sustainable Disaster Risk Management, Vol. 13, No. 1

Letter of Introduction
Page 4

Declaration of the Pacific Health Summit for Sustainable Disaster Risk Management
Page 5-10

Pictures of 2005 Pacific Health Summit
Page 11

Landslide Hazard Map: A Life Saving Tool
Page 12-14

Analysis of Tsunami Storm Surge Hazards in Saipan (CNMI) and Landslide Hazards in Kosrae (FSM)
Page 15-16

Reducing Vulnerabilityto Health Risks During Disaster Emergencies for Communities in Tuvalu and Tokelau Through Community Empowerment
Page 17-18

Pacific Learning from Emergencies and Disasters (PLEAD)
Page 19-21

Empowering Community with Training on Psycho-Social Support in Disasters
Page 22-24

Health Disaster Risk Management Training in the Pacific
Page 25-27

Increased Community Capacity For Establishing Managing Emergency Settlements
Page 28-30

Strengthened National Influenza Preparedness (SNIP)
Page 31-32

Developing Resilience and Reducing Vulnerability in the Pacific: A Head-Start Disaster Risk Management through Schools
Page 33-35

The Pacific Health Team
Page 36-38

Pacific Regional Network for the Training and Support in Disaster Risk Management (DRM)
Page 39-41

Pacific Public Health Emergency Operations Planning
Page 42-45

Pacific Health Risk Communication and Disaster Information Management
Page 46-48

Manual on Health Emergency Response for the Region
Page 49-50

Establishing Community Disaster Recovery Capacity in Health for Communities in 22 Pacific Island Countries and Territories
Page 51-52


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