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Pacific Health Dialog 2010







Pacific Health Dialog: Fiji School of Medicine 1885-2010 Celebrating 125 Years, Vol. 16, No. 2

Issue Editorial
Ass. Professor Graham Roberts

125 Years Celebration Special
Dean of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science Professor Ian Rouse


Feature Article

The Fiji School of Medicine – History, 1886-1971 The Late Hawley T.G, Obituary
Hawley T.G.


Original Papers

The Evolution of Primary Health Care in Fiji: Past, Present and Future
Negin Joel, Roberts Graham, Lingam Dharam

Building an Economic Case for Food Interventions in the Pacific
Snowdon Wendy, Negin Joel, Moodie Marj

Improving Integration and Coordination of Funding, Technical Assistance, and Reporting/Data Collection: Recommendations from CDC and USAPI Stakeholders
Ka’opua Lana Sue I, White Susan F, Rochester Phyllis F, Holden Debra J

Comparisons of Health Expenditure in Pacific Island Countries using National Health Accounts
Hopkin Sandra, Irava Wayne, Kei Tin Yiu


125 Celebration

Medical News – Graduation Ceremony 1975


Review Papers

HIV and AIDS Responses of Health Care Training Institutions in the Pacific Islands – A Literature Review
Lui Paraniala S., Musson Rachel, Kamal Kishore, Ram Sharan


125 Celebration

Fiji School of Medicine Graduation Ceremony 1980


Case Reports and Short Communication

Vitello-intestinal duct Fistula – a rare presentation of a patent Vitello-intestinal duct
Ali Akhtar, Jawale Atul R., Cama Jitoko

Missed Diagnosis: Blunt Abdominal Injury – Case Report
Nagra Sonal, Dubey Aluk, Cama Jitoko

An Ingested Toothbrush
Murari Arun & Piukala Saia

Recurrent abdominal pain post appendectomy – A rare case
Cama Jitoko

Adult postoperative intussusception – A Case Report
Jawale Atul, Murari Arun, Para Wallyion, Ali Akhtar

Guillain-Barre Syndrome associated with Typhoid Fever – A Case Study in the Fiji Islands
May William, Senitiri Iokimi

Simple and Effective External Fixator for Finger Fractures
Matanaicake Semesa Jnr, Matanaicake Semesa Snr, Cama Jitoko, McCaig Eddie


125 Celebration

Editorial – Progress in the Medical Education at the Fiji School of Medicine
Speech by the Minister of Health (Fiji), Honourable Edward James Beddoes (1980)


Viewpoints and Perspectives

Ciguatera Fish Poisoning & Environmental Change – A Case for Strengthening Health Surveillance in the Pacific
Derne Bonnie, Fearnley Emily, Goater Sarah, Carter Karen, Weinstein Philip

Generic Medicines – How confident should we be?
Lynn Weekes, Iqbal Ramzan

Western epistemology
Roberts Graham

Writing for academic purposes
Roberts Graham


125 Celebration

The Fiji School of Medicine: Changes in 1984
By Harry Lander, FRACP, Head Fiji School of Medicine


Book Review

The Turtle and the Caduceus
Author: David Brewster Reviewed by Graham Roberts


125 Celebration

An address delivered by Hon. Dr Kurisaqila, Minister for Health & Social Welfare (Fiji), FSM Graduation Ceremony, 5th December 1984


Conference Report

Introduction to the World Bank Flagship Course on Health Systems Strengthening and Health Financing
Irava Wayne J


125 Celebration

FSM Produced Practical Surgeons
Dr Jona Senilagakali Baravilala


125 Celebrations in Samoa

FSMed Alumni in American Samoa

Reflections of FSM Student Life and Career Developments
Speech by Dr. Salanieta Saketa, Permanent Secretary for Health (Fiji)


PHD Matters

From The Editor
Sitaleki A Finau

From the Editorial Assistant
Mabel Hazelman, Setita Naqelevuki



Pacific Health Dialog: Health Issues in the Federated States of Micronesia, Vol. 16, No. 1

Guest Editorials

Looking back to the Future
By: Vita Skilling

COM-FSM Joins the Health “Extended Family”
By: Spensin James


Special Feature

Disease in Micronesia: A Historical Survey
By: Francis X. Hezel


Original Papers

An Analysis of FSM National Health Care Expenditures from 1997 to 2005
By: Samo M., Racelis R.

“Go Local” Island Food Network: Using Email Networking to Promote Island Foods for their Health, Biodiversity, and Other “CHEEF” Benefits
By: Englberger L., Lorens A., Pretrick M., Spegal R., Falcam I.

Resistant Starch in Micronesian Banana Cultivars Offers Health Benefits
By: Thakorlal J., Perera CO., Smith B., Englberger L., Lorens A.

Evaluation of a “Traditional Food for Health” Intervention in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
By: Kaufer L., Englberger L., Cue R., Lorens A., Albert K., Pedrus P., Kuhnlein HV.

A Large Foodborne Outbreak on a Small Pacific Island
By: Thein CC., Trinidad RM., Pavlin BI.

Meeting Chamorro Women’s Health Care Needs: Examining the Cultural Impact of Mamahlao on Gynaecological Screening
By: Rosario AM.

Hepatitis A in Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia, 2008-2009
By: Johnson E., Jim R., Pavlin BI.

A Pilot Study for the Primary Prevention of Rheumatic Fever in Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia
By: Kohler LA., Alik T., Kaplan EL., Anderson FL.

Role of GIS Technology during Leprosy Elimination Efforts in Pohnpei
By: Jim R., Johnson E., Pavlin BI.

Mortality Analysis of Registered Deaths in the FSM from 1990-2003
By: Samo M., Elymore A.


Brief Communication and Case Report

Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis in Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia, 2008-2009
By: Fred D., Desai M., Song R., Brostrom R., Bamrah S., Pavlin BI., Heetderks A., Ekiek M.

Pohnpei, FSM Case Study in a Global Health Project Documents its Local Food Resources and Successfully Promotes Local Food for Health
By: Englberger L., Kuhnlein HV., Lorens A., Pedrus P., Albert K., Currie J., Pretrick M., Jim R., Kaufer L.

Connecting the Disconnected: What FSM is doing?
By: Oliver N., Sohrab S.

Microphthalmia and Anophthalmia in Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia
By: Yomai AA., Pavlin BI.

Hospital Medical Libraries Populate the Micronesian Region
By: Cohen A., Hadley A.

“Pre-Health”: talent search and substance abuse awareness among FSM high school leavers. A summary report
By: Cuboni G., Samo M.



Tuberculosis trends in the Pacific: 2000–2006
By: Viney K., O’Connor J., Wiegandt A., Lambert M., Cox H., Downing S.


Viewpoints and Perspectives

Human Resources for Public Health Challenges in the Western Pacific – Local Community Colleges Respond
By: Cuboni G., Dever G., Do H., Thoulag J.

A Perspective on Health Care Development in Micronesia
By: Post DC.

Perspectives on Testicular Mass in a 4-year-old Boy
By: Alfonso MA.

A Primer for Quality Assurance and Improvement in Pacific Island Health Services
By: Durand MA.


Book Reviews

Ethnobotany of Pohnpei: Plants, People and Island Culture

Indigenous Peoples' Food Systems: the Many Dimensions of Culture, Diversity and Environment for Nutrition and Health



Tongan Nurses Conference-2010. Theme "Nursing the Noble Profession: Navigating the Realities of Tongan Nurses”
‘Eseta Finau


PHD Matters

From The Editor
By Professor Sitaleki A. Finau

From the Editorial Assistant
By Anzima Mazid



Remembering – Dr. Jimione Samisoni: A Life Dedicated to Science and Health
By: Dr Joji Malani, Fiji School of Medicine, Suva, Fiji


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