Health

Border control: the COVID-19 pandemic in French Polynesia

There is growing attention to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Fiji, Papua New Guinea and other independent Pacific nations. But there has been little focus on French Polynesia, the country with the highest per capita rate of coronavirus infection in our region. Despite this, the French Pacific dependency is a full member of the Pacific Islands Forum, Australia has recently opened a consulate-general in Papeete and France-Australia relations are in the news!

Papua New Guinea's Primary Health Care System: Views from the Frontline

This report aims to provide insights into how recent PNG government reform efforts are impacting on the primary health care system.

IB 2020/28 Approaches to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Papua New Guinea: Government Measures and Public Responses

This In Brief captures the general perceptions and mood of a sample of Papua New Guineans during the state of emergency (SOE) imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

IB 2020/20 Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Papua Province: An Increase in Case Numbers and the Challenges Ahead

Though some provinces in Indonesia have seen a decline in new COVID-19 cases or begun to show signs of stabilisation, others’ numbers continue to increase.

IB 2020/12 Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Papua: Putting People First

This paper examines how the province of Papua responded quickly to close its borders, indicating a level of distrust in the national authorities’ ability to protect Papuans from COVID-19.

IB 2020/06 Coronavirus Covid-19 in Papua New Guinea

The first coronavirus Covid-19 case entered Papua New Guinea on 13 March 2020. Whether it will spread is a critical question, but it is likely.

Ebola 2.0?

Ebola is back, but that doesn’t mean that the world should panic.

The 2013 Survey on HIV in Tanah Papua: Gender, Ethnicity and 'Casual Partners'

In November 2014, Dr Arnoldus Tiniap from the West Papua provincial health department presented some of the results of the 2013 Integrated Bio-Behavioural Su

'HIV is Our Problem Together': Developing an Indigenous-Led Response to HIV in Tanah Papua

This In Brief reports on a multiday workshop on HIV that was held in Manokwari, West Papua province, Indonesia, from 27–29 November 2014.

What Research Guides the HIV Response in Papua, Indonesia?

This In-Brief considers what research, if any, informs the HIV response in Papua, and suggests that a local, collaborative research base providing specific,

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