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15 August 2014
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In Fiji, UNFPA Chief Stresses Women's Empowerment, Girls Education

  SUVA, Fiji - If alarming rates of violence against women are to be effectively addressed, the status of women needs to be elevated. UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin emphasized the... Read more

12 August 2014
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Pacific senior policy-makers converge in Suva to discuss ICPD beyond-2014

In 1994, 179 world leaders, including many from the Pacific island, endorsed and signed a 20-year development plan, encapsulated in a Programme of Action (PoA), at the International Conference on... Read more

6 August 2014
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No maternal deaths - an Opinion-Editorial

At the Maternity Ward of the Tungaru Central Hospital on Tarawa, in Kiribati, patients, health workers and nurses mingle freely with day-old babies the centre of attention; the older women fussing... Read more

30 July 2014
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Develop social consciousness, UNFPA Pacific urges nurses

30 July 2013, Suva, Fiji - Nurses from around the region have been urged to develop a new social consciousness as they embarked on a four-month Sexual and Reproductive Health Management Training... Read more

30 July 2014
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Develop social consciousness, UNFPA Pacific urges nurses

30 July 2013, Suva, Fiji - Nurses from around the region have been urged to develop a new social consciousness as they embarked on a four-month Sexual and Reproductive Health Management Training... Read more

23 July 2014
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One death too many - Opinion-Editorial

REBWA Teakireke has been a nurse for 10 years in Kiribati; the vivacious 39-year-old is a delight to talk to, she unwittingly impresses upon you that she is exactly where she wants to be as far as a... Read more

15 July 2014
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Be in the picture of the post-2015 development agenda: the selfie campaign

From German chancellor Angela Merkel to Pope Francis, people of all walks of life who have access to smart phones are doing it: taking selfies, one can perhaps safely say, is a given in this day and... Read more

15 July 2014
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Changing families - a paper by Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi on International Day of the Family

THE proposition that the family is the basic unit of society is an unremarkable one. However in the context of the Pacific, the term has long been understood as referring to the wider extended... Read more

15 July 2014
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Each child of a plan - enabling environment for adolescent pregancies

THE issue of adolescent pregnancy received prominent coverage in The Sunday Times (25/05/2014) based on Ministry for Health records confirming 1624 adolescent pregnancies in 2013. Commentators in... Read more

4 July 2014
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Young Pacific islanders to envision the future they want at “My World, My SIDS: YES”

NADI, Fiji, 4 July, 2013 - Thirty young Pacific islanders aged from 12 to 30 years old gathered in Nadi today to discuss issues close to their heart and envision the future they want. The President... Read more

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