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Water safety and sanitation plans to enhance drinking water quality and reduce health risks for rural communities

Water safety and sanitation plans to enhance drinking water quality and reduce health risks for rural communities
(September 17, 2020) While grappling with the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services is continuing to monitor and respond to outbreaks in water-related diseases, particularly typhoid, leptospirosis and dengue fever (LTD). In the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Harold that passed through Fiji in April 2020, the Ministry announced an outbreak in the LTD cases in cyclone affected areas. On 19 August 2020, the Minister for Health and Medical Services, Dr. Iferemi Waqai...

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The Planetary Health Alliance launches Planetary Health Case Studies: An Anthology of Solutions

The Planetary Health Alliance launches Planetary Health Case Studies: An Anthology of Solutions
(July 29, 2020) A Press Release by Planetary Health AllianceThe Planetary Health Alliance (PHA) first issued a call for planetary health case studies to strengthen and expand the field of planetary health in November 2017. After receiving submissions and proposals from organizations and institutions around the world, ten diverse cases were chosen to create a cohesive anthology of examples ranging in thematic area, approach, ecosystem characteristics, and geographic region. Beginning in July 2018, free...

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WCS bids farewell to conservation leader, Josaia Moceinasavu

WCS bids farewell to conservation leader, Josaia Moceinasavu
(May 25, 2020) This blog is written by WCS's Community Engagement Officer, Sirilo Dulunaqio in memory of Bu Jo. "You see me now as a conservation champion but you should have seen me back in days when I was the go-to man for resource use," Josaia Moceinasavu told me once as he laughed heartily. A man of great humour, he also shared about the time he sold sand secretly to a developer but then his elders surprised him by choosing him to join the resource conservation team in the village. Whe...

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Increase in numbers of ground-nesting seabirds on Vatu-i-Ra Island

Increase in numbers of ground-nesting seabirds on Vatu-i-Ra Island
(January 10, 2020) The content of the blog has been adapted from the contributions of the staff of BirdLife International : Meli Naiqama, Semaema Vakaciriwaqa and Francis Saladrau.Many writers have described Vatu-i-Ra as a rather lonely, uninhabited, rocky little island, lying in the middle of nowhere within the Vatu-i-Ra passage, between Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. But the island belonging to the Nagilogilo Clan of Nasau Village, Navitilevu, Ra has been identified as an important bird and biodiversity area for...

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