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Making a difference in Fiji and Pacific Islands
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
For thousands in Fiji and across the Pacific, access to highly skilled primary health care professionals in rural and remote communities can be lifesaving. So when James Cook University’s (JCU) Doctor Ruth Eagles was given the opportunity to assist with establishing the country’s first Postgraduate Diploma of Family Medicine through Fiji National University, she jumped at the chance, packing up her young family and relocating to Suva for six months.
Future Doctors Focus on Closing the Gap
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Second-year medical students marked National Close the Gap day with a mock community meeting designed to help them make a difference in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes in the future.
Meri lida (women leaders) learn about sexual health at Pacific Adventist University, Port Moresby
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
A two-day sexual health training workshop was recently conducted at Koiari Park Campus of Pacific Adventist University (PAU), Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Designed and delivered by researchers from James Cook University (JCU), PAU and the PNG National Department of Health, the training was delivered to equip female spouses of university students to take on leadership roles, identify sexual health issues and safely refer PNG women and their families for appropriate care.
Mon, 5 Nov 2018
Come holiday time, JCU Head of Oral Surgery, Victoria Mellish, sets aside her scalpel and becomes a globe-trotting shutterbug – whose photos have featured three times already in the Lonely Planet magazine.
Tue, 10 Jul 2018
Jacki Mein’s determination to improve health literacy began the day, as a young doctor in Darwin, she discovered an Aboriginal patient’s prescribed tablets, abandoned and scattered outside the entrance to her clinic.
Dr Nuttall on training on Palm Island