Tag Archives: Rodney Itaki

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 Betel Nut Law Can Help Control Mouth Cancer in Papua New Guinea.

A lot of people reading this article will say – “betel nut chewing is part of our culture. Why do we need a law to control our own culture?” And I agree with all who say this. But the buying … Continue reading

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Inaugural Papua New Guinea Medical Students Association Patron’s Unity HUB NITE!

Pictures from first ever Patron’s Unity Hub hosted by Papua New Guinea Medical Students Association. When the PNGMSA asked me to be their patron for 2015 I was pleasantly surprised and happy to guide their projects. In a meeting with … Continue reading

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Proposal for evaluating the operational feasibility and acceptability of Citofem ®, a liquid based cytology test for cervical cancer screening when using Telecytology as an alternative method for smear reporting in the absence of a hospital based pathologist to improve Pap smear result turn-around-time: A Possible Game Changer in the fight against Cervical Cancer in Papua New Guinea.

Background Cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer in women in Papua New Guinea (Vallely et al 2011). The 2012 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare  report on cervical screening showed a declining trend in the new cases … Continue reading

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