Climate change and its impact on health in the Pacific Islands is the theme of this issue. The "Cyclone Season" in the Pacific stretches from October to March each year causing unimaginable infrastructural damage from hurricane-force winds and flooding usually to more than one Island nation. What has captured much attention though is the constant rise in sea level flooding low lying areas and atolls with the potential of displacing communities. The health and lives of those affected by Climate Change events can be affected for many years after. Climate Change has and will continue to have a huge impact on health outcomes in the Pacific.

Published: 2018-09-30

Editorial

The Nexus between Climate Change, Mental Health and Wellbeing and Pacific Peoples

Jemaima Tiatia-Seath, Yvonne Underhill-Sem, Alistair Woodward
Abstract 79 | PDF Downloads 24 | DOI https://doi.org/10.26635/phd.2018.911

Page 47-49

The Health Impacts of Climate Change

Colin Tukuitonga
Abstract 15 | PDF Downloads 13 | DOI https://doi.org/10.26635/phd.2018.920

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Original Research

Identifying and overcoming barriers to healthier lives

Riz Firestone, Tevita Funaki, Sally Dalhousie, Akarere Henry, Mereaumate Vano, Jacqui Grey, Andrew Jull, Robyn Whittaker, Lisa Te Morenga, Cliona Ni Mhurchu
Abstract 40 | PDF Downloads 17 | DOI https://doi.org/10.26635/phd.2018.913

Page 54-66

Mental health and wellbeing of Pacific students starting University in New Zealand

Faafetai Sopoaga, Jacques van der Meer, Shyamala Nada-Raja, Tim Wilkinson, Sarah Jutel
Abstract 43 | PDF Downloads 24 | DOI https://doi.org/10.26635/phd.2018.916

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Engaging Dunedin New Zealand Pacific People in Falls Prevention

Troy Tararo-Ruhe, Debra L Waters, Rosalina Richards
Abstract 26 | PDF Downloads 14 | DOI https://doi.org/10.26635/phd.2018.917

Page 80-88

Short Report

Perspectives

A Short history of the post-graduate surgical training in Fiji - where to from here?

Jitoko Kelepi Cama, Sonal Singh Nagra
Abstract 15 | PDF Downloads 12 | DOI https://doi.org/10.26635/phd.2018.918

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Rethinking and establishing a dental collaboration in the Pacific region

Leroy Tatui, Judith McCool, Vili Nosa
Abstract 21 | PDF Downloads 19 | DOI https://doi.org/10.26635/phd.2018.921

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