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Plastics Substitution: Current Initiatives and Potential Options for the Pacific

Plastic pollution is perhaps one of the most significant environmental concerns across the Pacific region.  This technical note provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities for plastic substitutes in the Pacific Region.


Investigating the Spatial and Temporal Variation of Vape Retailer Provision in New Zealand: A Cross-Sectional and Nationwide Study

Smoking rates have decreased in New Zealand in recent years however, vaping has shown a dramatic upward trend especially among young people; up to 10% of young New Zealanders are now regular vapers.

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COVID-19 Impact on Overweight and Obesity Rates in Aotearoa  New Zealand 4-year-old Children

COVID-19 has had profound societal impacts. This study estimated overweight, obesity, and extreme obesity rates in 4-year old children over pre- and post-COVID-19 periods, and investigated differential changes between sex, ethnic and deprivation groups.


Mental Health Status and Coping Strategies of Chinese University Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Rapid Review

Since the COVID-19 students have been under unparalleled psychological stress worldwide. This research addresses the knowledge gap about the mental health and coping strategies employed by Chinese university students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Post Pandemic Analysis on Comprehensive Utilization of Telehealth and Telemedicine

This review study aims to assess the extent to which teleservices have been implemented worldwide across following the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of these technologies, and as the world navigates beyond the crisis, it is essential to assess the extent of utilization of telehealth and telemedicine.


Public Health Protocols/Guidelines for Masjids and Islamic Centres

COVID-19 related safety documents that we recommend to be
= used by all Mosque Committees for the safe reopening and functioning of Mosques following COVID-19 restrictions in New Zealand

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Decentralisation; The Question of Management Capacity

Commentaries to our paper titled “Decentralisation of health services in Fiji: A decision space analysis” highlight the complexity in understanding decentralisation. Our response to the commentaries furthers the understanding of decentralisation and its applications and outcomes.

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A Context-Specific Approach to Primary Care Strengthening in Fiji

Two separate attempts at decentralising Fiji’s health services, each employing a different strategy, indicate that a context-specific, incremental approach has been more successful than a prescribed approach to reform. This paper book chapter discusses Fiji's context-specific approach to strengthening primary health care.

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Wave Upon Wave: Fiji's Experiments in Decentralising its Health Care System

Decentralisation in the health sector has been widely implemented since the 1970s as a reform mechanism with mixed results. This study describes Fiji’s two attempts at decentralising its health sector and examines the implications they have had for the functions of planning, financing, and delivery of health services.

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Decentralisation of Health Services in Fiji: A Decision Space Analysis

Using a modified decision space approach developed by Bossert, this study measures decision space created in five broad categories (finance, service organisation, human resources, access rules, and governance rules) within the decentralised services.


Fiji Living HiT Update

Chapter 6: Principal Health Reforms

 Fiji attempted two waves of reforms: the first between 1999 and 2004; and the current from 2009. This update provides an overview of the two waves of reform and describes their impact on service organization and planning, financing, human resources, and service delivery

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Health Systems in Transition: The Fiji Islands Health System Review

This Health System Review provides an overview of the health system of Fiji, one that faces many challenges in order to meet increasing demand for health care from a highly dispersed but rapidly urbanizing island population during a time of slow economic growth.

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Transnational Distance Learning: A Student Perspective

The chapter presents personal vignettes of the online educational experiences, as well as the authors’ views of student needs in the future. The authors also describe how they used technology to coordinate writing this chapter from six countries around the world.


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