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08 Dec 2017 description

A parliamentary select committee in New Zealand has heard that $US2-million dollars in aid for Manus Island refugees could also benefit the island's hospital.

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28 Nov 2017 description

A group of senior medical professionals in Australia has asked the government to allow it to review the health of Manus Island refugees.

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22 Nov 2017 description

Advocates who secretly entered the former detention centre on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island say the health of refugees there is in peril.

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20 Nov 2017 description

A refugee advocate says health problems among the men stuck on Manus Island are coming to a head as the humanitarian crisis there deepens.

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17 Nov 2017 description

Benjamin Robinson-Drawbridge, Reporter

A doctor and a lawyer advocating for a Manus Island refugee with a heart condition say Australia is neglecting its responsibility to provide him with adequate healthcare.

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14 Nov 2017 description

A Fiji Ministry of Health official says climate change increases the risk from mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue fever.

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10 Nov 2017 description

By Giff Johnson

The sobering statistic that the growth of one in three Marshall Islands children is stunted has propelled President Hilda Heine and the Marshall Islands government to launch a major effort to improve early childhood nutrition and health status.

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06 Nov 2017 description

A medical emergency on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island has exposed what the United Nations describes as inadequate healthcare services for refugees.

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20 Oct 2017 description

Advocacy group Doctors for Refugees says Manus Island detainees have been allocated a dangerous amount of medication.

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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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