HAGATNA, Guam (MARIANAS VARIETY) --- Guam Memorial Hospital may have lost a considerable amount of money due to a “software glitch” that left more than US$1.9 million in pharmaceutical charges unbilled since May of last year.
MAJURO, Marshall Islands ---- The Marshall Islands continues to struggle in its effort to reduce high rates of tuberculosis and Hansen’s Disease.
HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- The dengue fever outbreak in Solomon Islands impacts heavily on the country’s tourism industry.
An organization that has represented the rights and voices of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the Pacific for over a decade is closing.
HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- Solomon Islands health authorities have confirmed more than 150 cases of dengue fever in the capital.
Just as the World Bank released a report alerting how malnutrition and obesity were gripping parts of the poor countries, Vanuatu’s own health department voiced concerns of the alarming state of health in the backyard of Pacific islands region.
New Zealand, more particularly Auckland, has been the dream destination for Polynesian Pacific islanders for more than two generations now. Historical ties between the Polynesian islands from well before they became independent states 30 to 50 years ago have established a deep connection between the people of Samoa, Tonga, Niue ...
An alarming rise in suicides and the first reported suicide of a youth under nine years of age has rallied New Zealand’s Pacific community into taking ownership of a social issue that has left many grieving families searching for answers.
Tucked among the trees in a little corner of Toorak in Suva, the headquarters of St John Association of Fiji (used to be known as St John Ambulance), may at first glance seem insignificant to a visitor from outside Suva or Viti Levu.
Papua New Guinea has made a remarkable progress in its response to the HIV epidemic with much of that progress occurring in the last five years, according to the man who has been at the forefront of the country's national response.
Jeban Riklon traveled half way around the world to be present at the September 13 United Nations Human Rights Council's hearing on the human rights impact of US nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands.
Reacting to the release last month of the UN Special Rapporteur's report on nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands, the US Embassy in Majuro said: "The United States is committed to a continuing dialogue and cooperation with the Marshallese people and their government on this important issue."
The release in mid-September of the United Nations Special Rapporteur's report on the human rights impact of nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands provides a roadmap for the United States, the United Nations and the Marshall Islands to effectively address the numerous outstanding problems in this north Pacific nation.
It was a typical Monday on the Coral Coast. Waves rose and crashed out on the reef. A bleach blonde Californian fiddled with a camera, his surfboards stacked a few hundred feet away in the sand. His brother and their friend chatted with a local villager, discussing plans for the ...