Author Archives: rodney itaki

About rodney itaki

I am a medical doctor from Papua New Guinea. My posts focuses on current and emerging health issues in PNG and the Pacific.

How are small Pacific Island countries responding to the threat of COVID-19?

Small Pacific Island countries (PICs) are vulnerable to disease outbreaks. The measles outbreak in Samoa is a grim reminder of this vulnerability. Now another threat is at the door step of the island nations. Their geographical remoteness and isolation from … Continue reading

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Public Awareness, Infection Control and Prevention Strategies Keys To Controlling Spread of COVID-19.

As the numbers of people infected with the new corona virus continue to increase globally, health authorities around the world are working around the clock to find the right treatment and continue to work towards a vaccine. Several clinical trials … Continue reading

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Pacific Journal of Medical Sciences Continues To Attract Papers From Around The World!

Pacific Journal of Medical Sciences Continues To Attract Papers From Around The World! Pacific Journal of Medical Sciences continues to attract papers from around the world. The Pacific Journal of Medical Sciences (Pac J Med Sci) published by the Basic … Continue reading

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What Happened To The Proposed PNG Occupational Health Bill?

What happened to the proposed occupational health bill (OHS)? I started writing about the PNG OHS bill around 2014 when the 1st draft was written up in 2012 – OHS Bill 2012. Then if I recall correctly there was a … Continue reading

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A Critical Mass of Innovative Thinkers Will Underpin Technological Innovation In The Pacific!

There has been a recent push for innovation in PNG. Mostly this has focused on getting Startups to scale. This November there was a Innovation Convention in PNG’s capital Port Moresby and in December there will be a Start Up … Continue reading

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