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.


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


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


Engaging Dunedin New Zealand Pacific People in Falls Prevention

Troy Tararo-Ruhe, Debra L Waters, Rosalina Richards


Short Report