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Analysis of the corporate political activity of major food industry actors in Fiji

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of mortality in Fiji, a middle-income country in the Pacific.

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Global scabies control: An interview with Andrew Steer and Lucia Romani

Andrew Steer is a pediatric infectious diseases physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and a senior researcher at the University of Melbourne and Read More

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Cyclone Winston Hits Fiji, Killing At Least 21, Spawning Health Concerns

Reuters: Death toll from Fiji cyclone mounts amid health crisis fears “Fiji began a massive cleanup on Monday after one of the most powerful storms recorded in the southern hemisphere tore through the Pacific island nation, killing 21 people, flattening remote villages, and cutting off communications. Aid agencies warned of a widespread health crisis, particularly…More

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News in the Humanosphere: Record-break cyclone strikes Fuji

The death toll from the strongest tropical cyclone to hit Fiji rose to at least six and aerial footage of affected areas showed villages and homes destroyed across the South-Pacific nation. “Given the intensity of the storm and the images we have seen so far, there are strong concerns that the death toll won’t stop climbing,”

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Human Leptospirosis Infection in Fiji: An Eco-epidemiological Approach to Identifying Risk…

by Colleen L. Lau, Conall H. Watson, John H.

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Reading List 9/22/2011

Check out the latest in global health and NTD news with the today’s End the Neglect reading list! Today we’re reading about:

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Gender in Pacific WASH

This is the web site of the project “Researching Gender Aspects of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Projects with Pacific Communities” (2009-2011). The study focuses on two Pacific case studies that incorporate gender strategies and support community decision making processes: World Vision’s Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) initiatives in rural Vanuatu and Live and Learn’s water governance and sustainable communities projects in Fiji. The research findings have been translated into a set of guidance materials for organisations undertaking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities.

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