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Kalei Dugu - 23 Mar 2021

Building disaster resilience in Fiji

With the world’s attention focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, Fiji has had to look within to build disaster resilience, writes Kalei Billings-Dugu with Hugh McClure.

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COVID-19 Pandemic in the Pacific Islands Region – First Anniversary

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Meg Keen - 18 Mar 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic in the Pacific Islands Region – First Anniversary

One year on from the first case in the Pacific, there have been successes and setbacks, but to stop the spread of COVID-19 the region doesn’t just need vaccines – it needs support for public education and services for health security now and in the future, Meg Keen and Hugh McClure write.

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PNG COVID19 Surge – The Numbers Don’t Tell the Full Story

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Henry Ivarature - 16 Mar 2021

PNG COVID19 Surge – The Numbers Don’t Tell the Full Story

“We’re going to see more deaths in the very near future. We should all do our very best to slow it [transmission] as much as possible, because if the number of new infections is such that there are too many sick people for our health system to cope with, the health system will collapse. It will literally collapse.”

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COVID-19 – the Pacific response: 11 March

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Hugh McClure - 11 Mar 2021

COVID-19 – the Pacific response: 11 March

Papua New Guinea is experiencing a large-scale resurgence of COVID-19 infections, whilst Fiji has received the region’s first vaccines through the COVAX scheme, Hugh McClure writes.

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‘Hail to The Chief’ – Sir Michael Somare

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Henry Ivarature - 2 Mar 2021

‘Hail to The Chief’ – Sir Michael Somare

Henry Ivarature reflects on the late Sir Michael Somare, founding father of Papua New Guinea and unrivalled Prime Minister

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Documentary explores life in lockdown across the Pacific

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Ben Bohane - 25 Feb 2021

Documentary explores life in lockdown across the Pacific

In March, the Australia Pacific Security College (PSC) will release a one-hour documentary film called Pacific Lockdown offering a unique insight into how people and communities across the Pacific islands are dealing with closed borders and life under “covid normal” over the past year.

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