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Newsletter: UPNG update | Aid conference registrations open | Pacific Update program | July events | Transparency | Aid vs defence

Newsletter: UPNG update | Aid conference registrations open | Pacific Update program | July events | Transparency | Aid vs defence

UPNG update A prayer vigil was held at ANU last Thursday for the UPNG students injured by last week’s police shooting. You can read Stephen…

In Brief

Pacific summit aims to turn tide on NCDs

In the global health world, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are often relegated to secondary status behind what are characterised as more ‘glamorous’ and ‘urgent’ epidemics, such…

Fortnightly links: aid distribution, RCTs, Brexit, superbugs, the UN, and more

Do middle income countries get more aid per person than poorer countries, as suggested by Professor Hans Rosling? Owen Barder offers a careful analysis of…

UPNG-ANU academics begin health and education research

Over the past two months a small team of academics from the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) and The Australian National University (ANU) have…

Two new Pacific publications launched in Port Vila

Two new Pacific publications were launched in an event last week at Hannington’s kava bar in Port Vila, Vanuatu. ‘The New Pacific Diplomacy’, edited by…

Overweight and obesity in Asia and the Pacific: determinants, consequences, and policies for better health

ADBI Workshop on Overweight and Obesity in Asia and the Pacific: Determinants, Consequences, and Policies for Better Health Koror, Palau — 17-18 August 2016 In…

Statement at ANU PNG prayer vigil, Thursday June 9

I thank the organizers of this event, and commend all of you who have come to be here tonight. Our thoughts are with the victims…

PNG prayer vigil at ANU

Following police shootings today (Wednesday 8 June) at UPNG, some ANU staff, the PNG Canberra Students Association and members of the PNG community in Canberra…

Diasporas in Action: working together for peace, development and humanitarian response

For the first time in Australia, a conference focussing on the innovation and growing impact of diaspora communities in the global humanitarian, peace and development…

Fortnightly links: aid stinginess, neoliberalism, Vanuatu, Prof Jolie-Pitt, fairy dust financing, and more

A columnist in the Sydney Morning Herald this week laments Australia’s aid stinginess. In its magazine Finance and Development the IMF provides good evidence of development’s…

‘Outlawed and abused’: human rights abuses against sex workers in PNG

A new report issued by Amnesty International last week paints a deeply troubling picture of the human rights abuses commonly endured by sex workers in…