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17 Oct 2017 description

A medical ship that's been operating in the Pacific region is heading to the Caribbean to help in the hurricane relief effort.

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16 Oct 2017 description

Detainees taking medication on Papua New Guineas' Manus Island have been given a month's worth of pharmaceuticals, prompting fears some may overdose.

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13 Oct 2017 description

The decision to evacuate 14 doctors out of Mendi in Papua New Guinea's troubled Southern Highlands has been commended by the National Doctors Association.

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06 Oct 2017 description

The lack of psychiatric care available on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island has raised fear of more deaths when Australia's refugee detention centre is closed at the end of the month.

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05 Oct 2017 description

Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has promised the thousands evacuated from the island of Ambae that they will return home.

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03 Oct 2017 description

Some $250,000 worth of relief supplies from New Zealand has landed in Vanuatu, but a local hospital warns more medical staff are needed.

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13 Sep 2017 description

Health authorities in Vanuatu are collecting data as part of a project for a comprehensive digital map of medical and disaster resources throughout the Pacific.

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22 Aug 2017 description

Thirty men detained by Australia on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island had to be transferred to Port Moresby for medical treatment yesterday in circumstances described as suspicious.

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08 Aug 2017 description

Health Officials has recorded a new case of typhoid in Tonga bringing the number of cases to 20 since February.

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08 Aug 2017 description

A refugee found dead yesterday on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island was not given adequate care, according to mental health nurse who worked there.

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19 Jul 2017 description

A project to reduce preventable deaths in the Pacific by improving medical data has received a significant funding boost from a US philanthropist.

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14 Jul 2017 description

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community is closely monitoring dengue outbreaks around the Pacific.

Palau is one of the countries experiencing a surge in dengue victims with 290 cases recorded for the first six months of this year.

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23 Jun 2017 description

Drugs and medical supplies are slowly flowing back to Papua New Guinea hospitals, but there is cynicism about whether they will last.

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12 Jun 2017 description

A drug and funding shortage in Papua New Guinea is so severe that eight hospitals have been forced to close, and a vast majority could follow suit by the end of the month.

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29 May 2017 description

Health centres are going without medicine, services have been cut, and infrastructure is going unbuilt as a lack of funds in Bougainville continues to bite.

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15 May 2017 description

More emergency supplies including bottled water and medical equipment are being shipped to the areas in Vanuatu worst affected by Cyclone Donna.

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20 Apr 2017 description

Travel for people from a Tongan village has been restricted after the discovery of typhoid there.

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12 Apr 2017 description

Health authorities in Tonga have temporarily banned kava drinking in public halls to control an outbreak of typhoid.

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11 Apr 2017 description

12:43 pm today

The World Health Organisation says people in Fiji can still do more to combat rising depression rates.

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03 Apr 2017 description

Reports from Papua New Guinea say the healthcare company, International Health and Medical Services may still be allowed to operate on Manus Island.

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