Pacific Health Surveillance and Response

Pacific Health Surveillance and Response

Volume 12. Number 2. September 2005
ISSN 1015-7867

This issue

has been coordinated and sponsored by the Public Health Surveillance & Communicable Disease Control Section, Public Health Programme of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, with the support of NZAID and France via the PREPARE project.

This issue:

Editors Tom Kierdrzynski and Narendra Singh, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia. Sitaleki A. Finau, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Fiji School of Medicine, Fiji

Editorial Assistance Christelle Lepers, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea, New Caledonia, Setita Naqelevuki, Pacific Health Research Council, Suva, Fiji.

Financial Assistance Secretariat of the Pacific Community with the support of NZAID and France through the PREPARE project. We are grateful for their support.

Pacific Health Dialog

is published twice a year and is supported by the Pacific Health Unit, University of Auckland; the Fiji School of Medicine (FSMed); the Pacific Basin Medical Association (PBMA); the Micronesian Human Resource Center (MHRDC); Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA); and the Pacific Health Research Council (PHRC). The views and opinions expressed in PHD do not necessarily reflect those of the editorial staff, Advisory Board or their support organisations.

PHD Team:

Primary Editor Sitaleki A. Finau, MBBS, D. ComH

Associate Editors Rex Hunton, MBChB, FRACP, Greg J. Dever, MD, FAAP, Annette Sachs–Robertson, PhD, MPH, DSM

FSM Editor Jan Pryor

PHD websites:


Guest editorial

Tom Kiedrzynski

Original papers

Disease surveillance during the VII South Pacific Mini Games, Palau 2005 – Lessons learnt
Karen Carter, Jennifer Chan, Stevenson Kuartei, Julie Alvarez

Risk factors for cholera in Pohnpei during an outbreak in 2000: Lessons for Pacific Countries and Territories
Martyn D Kirk, Tom Kiedrzynski, Eliaser Johnson, Amato Elymore, Iris Wainiqolo…

Twenty years of HIV surveillance in the Pacific – what do the data tell us and what do we still need to know?
Tim Sladden

Dengue fever larval control in New Caledonia: assessment of a door-to-door health educators program
Martine Noel

Arboviruses and their Vectors in the Pacific – Status Report
Laurent Guillaumot

Laboratory-based Salmonella surveillance in Fiji, 2004-2005
John Dunn, Jan Pryor, Salanieta Saketa, Wasale Delai, Eka Buadromo, Kamal Kishore, Shakila Naidu, Sharon Greene, Jay Varma, Tom Chiller

Curbing the tide – Non-communicable disease in the Pacific
Tony Lower, Bootii Nauan, Myriam Abel, Malakai Ake, Viliami Puloka, Kabwea Tiban

Nutrient Analysis of the Guamanian Diet: Acceptable Energy Distribution with Inadequate Nutrient Quality 
Rebecca S. Pobocik, Nancy S. Boudreau

An NGO approach for addressing the nutrition dilemma: Pohnpei focuses on awareness, food analysis, conservation and food processing
Lois Englberber, Adelino Lorens, Bill Raynor, Amy Levendusky, Yumiko Paul, Weilsihter Hagilmai, Jim Currie, Penny Weilbacher, Rufino Mauricio, Eliuel Pretrick, Willy Kostka, Ellen Ehsa, Robert Andreas, Wehns Billen

The Kura Files: Qualitative Social Survey
Madhukar Pande, Mani Naiker, Graham Mills, Narendra Singh, Tevita Voro

Case reports and short communications

Trial of email reporting for the Hospital Based Active Surveillance System in the Pacific
Richard Duncan

An Outbreak of Dengue Fever in Yap State
Mark A Durand, Martin Bel, Ignathia Ruwey, Maria Marfel, Laurence Yug, Victor Ngaden

Review papers

Type 2 diabetes in Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Hawaii
Jill K. Furubayashi, Mele A. Look

Dengue in the Pacific – an update of the current situation
Narendra Singh, Tom Kiedrzynski, Christelle Lepers, Elise Kamisan Benyon

Viewpoints and perspectives

Disease surveillance in Guam: a historical perspective
Robert L. Haddock

Foodborne disease surveillance in the Pacific: perspectives for the future
Tom Chiller, Hannah Yang, Nu’ualofa Tu’u’au-Potoi, Michael O’Leary, Benoit Garin,
Narendra Singh, Theodora Magno, John Dunn, Tony Hazzard, Jan Pryor

Implementing the New International Health Regulations in the Pacific — Challenges and Opportunities
Hitoshi Oshitani, Li Ailan. Maria Concepcion Roces, Dato’ Tee Ah Sian, Chen Ken, Tom Kiedrzynski

Beyond mad, bad and sad: A case for considering community mental health and the
means to assess it
Roland F. Schultz

Health Care Plans and Dust Collection in the Pacific
Stevenson Kuartei

Conference reports

Report on a Workshop on the Laboratory Diagnosis of Measles
Jennie Leydon, Shannon Curley, Theo Karapanagiotidis, Vicki Stambos, Heath Kelly

Book reviews

Spatial and Syndromic Surveillance for Public Health
Narendra Singh

SARS: How a global epidemic was stopped 
Narendra Singh

Public Health surveillance in the Pacific
Christelle Lepers


Abstracts and references
Tom Kiedrzynski

PHD Matters

From Editorial Assistant
Setita Naqelevuki

From Editor
Sitaleki A Finau