Vaccinate the Pacific!

By |2021-10-05T11:06:55-10:00October 5th, 2021|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Vaccinate the Pacific!” is the title of a paper by Kevin E. Lunday, for Security Nexus. This paper emphasizes the need for the U.S. to influence the expansion of global vaccination efforts, particularly in Pacific Island nations. Excerpt The U.S. should immediately increase targeted vaccinations, other health assistance, and development aid to the Pacific islands, employing a unified, focused Federal response that leverages the interagency and allies for leadership, diplomacy, coordination, medical aid, and communications. COVID-19 is not the only crisis facing Pacific island nations; it is just the most immediate and pressing one. Oceania also faces longer-term challenges with [...]

Who will welcome Bougainville?

By |2020-10-09T10:13:53-10:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Oehlers, External Publications, news|Tags: , , |

Dr. Al Oehlers has a new article published by Islands Business News called “Who will welcome Bougainville?” The article discusses the newly independent Bougainville, its recent elections and the regional reaction – or lack thereof. According to Oehlers, "Most certainly, there are sensitivities to be navigated. And some of these are purely “internal” among Pacific neighbors, such as the Solomon Islands and recent secession issues around Malaita. It will be interesting to watch how bilateral relations between Pacific nations, PNG and an emerging Bougainville evolve in future, and how any such sensitivities will be accounted for." Read the full article [...]

Building Water Security on Small Pacific Islands

By |2020-04-24T14:51:06-10:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Allen|Tags: , , , |

“Building Water Security on Small Pacific Islands” is a new paper authored by Dr. Ethan Allen for Security Nexus. In this paper, Allen states that “Across most small Pacific islands, municipal water sources are unreliable, of limited availability, and/or contaminated due to leaks and/or illegal ‘bootlegged’ connections, both of which allow untreated water to mix with treated. Water from such systems may be available for a few hours per day, a few days per week, and is commonly unpotable without further treatment. Only a fortunate few residents can expect to turn a tap in their homes and receive a flow of [...]

DKI APCSS and Pacific Disaster Center propose a systematic methodology to rank needs of people with life threatening conditions and chronic diseases before, during and after a disaster

By |2019-10-24T10:05:49-10:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: College, Conference, Ryan, news|Tags: , , , , |

Dr. Benjamin Ryan, DKI APCSS, and Dr. Joseph Green, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), proposed a systematic methodology to rank needs of people with life threatening conditions and chronic diseases before, during and after a disaster at the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) Congress in Brisbane, Australia, on May 8, 2019. Dr. Ryan, DKI APCSS Dr. Ryan discussed how disasters can damage the essential social protections and public health infrastructure required for vulnerable populations. This contributes to indirect mortality and morbidity as high as 70–90%, primarily due to an exacerbation of life-threatening conditions and chronic diseases. The [...]

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