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.

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33 min Listen - 23 Aug 2021

“A Risk to Habitability”

In the latest Pacific Wayfinder podcast, Ben Bohane talks to Professor Mark Howden and Dr Morgan Wairiu about what the latest IPCC report means for the Pacific.  

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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.