Pacific Lockdown


How has COVID -19 impacted on Pacific island nations? What are the specific challenges for public health in the region? Ben Bohane talks to Dr Paula Vivili, Director of Public Health at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in Noumea and Dr Nick Thomson, an epidemiologist and health security expert working with the Australia Pacific Security College (PSC). They discuss how the Pacific has so far responded to the Covid19 emergency, closed borders and public health concerns.

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33 min Listen - 1 Jul 2021

Advancing Regional Security Through Research

PhD candidate and Regional Director Polynesia at the Pacific Community, Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago Elisara and Salā Dr George Carter, talk to the Pacific Wayfinder about their research and the future of regional security in the Pacific post Covid-19.

33 min Listen - 4 Jun 2021

PNG’s COVID-19 Challenge

As Papua New Guinea deals with the growing spread of COVID-19 it faces an urgent need to be testing its population and roll-out vaccinations. Ben Bohane talks to Dr Henry Ivarature and Dr Paula Vivili in the latest Pacific Wayfinder podcast about PNG’s COVID challenge.