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


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

Jemaima Tiatia-Seath, Yvonne Underhill-Sem, Alistair Woodward
Abstract 488 | PDF Downloads 123 | DOI

Page 47-49

The Health Impacts of Climate Change

Colin Tukuitonga
Abstract 75 | PDF Downloads 29 | DOI

Page 52-53

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 2397 | PDF Downloads 1378 | DOI

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 688 | PDF Downloads 155 | DOI

Page 71-79

Engaging Dunedin New Zealand Pacific People in Falls Prevention

Troy Tararo-Ruhe, Debra L Waters, Rosalina Richards
Abstract 274 | PDF Downloads 43 | DOI

Page 80-88

Short Report

Cytisine as an alternative smoking cessation product for Pacific smokers in New Zealand

Vili Nosa, Kotalo Leau, Natalie Walker
Abstract 227 | PDF Downloads 38 | DOI

Page 89-95


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

Jitoko Kelepi Cama, Sonal Singh Nagra
Abstract 187 | PDF Downloads 40 | DOI

Page 103-107

Rethinking and establishing a dental collaboration in the Pacific region

Leroy Tatui, Judith McCool, Vili Nosa
Abstract 101 | PDF Downloads 37 | DOI

Page 108-110