Emergency Health in the Pacific

Issue Editors:
Dr. Mark Keim (CDC)
Dr. Sitaleki A. Finau (Fiji School of Medicine)

Guest Editorials
Mark Keim, Page 004
Honorable Sandra Pierantozzi, Pages 005-006

Original Papers
Pilot workshops at the Palau Center for Emergency Health: a model for international collaborative operations training and planning
Karen Cleveland, Mark Keim, William Rich, Gary Rhyne, Pages 007-010
Assessing physicians’ continuing medical education (CME) needs in the U.S.-associated Pacific jurisdictions
Matthew J. Thompson, Susan M. Skillman, Karin Johnson, Ronald Schneeweiss, Kathleen Ellsbury, L. Gary Hart 
and the Pacific Islands Continuing Clinical Education Program (PICCEP) Study Team, Pages 011-016
Population, public health and tubal ligation in Vanuatu
Robert F Grace, Pages 017-020
Consultation-Liason psychiatry in Fiji
Henry Aghanwa, Pages 021-028
Attitudes of Pacific Island parents to circumcision of boys
Mahnaz Afsari, Spencer. W. Beasley, Kiki Maoate, Karen Heckert, Pages 029-033
Infant feeding and feeding problems experienced by mothers of a birth cohort of Pacific infants in New Zealand
Sarnia Butler, Colin Tukuitonga, Janis Paterson, Maynard Williams, Pages 034-039
New Zealand resident Tongan peoples’ health and illness beliefs and utilisation of the health care system
Sandra F. Bassett, Elizabeth A. L. Holt, Pages 040-047

Case Studies and Short Communications
A tool for rapid qualitative assessment of hospital-based emergency medical services among developing health sectors
Mark E. Keim, Pages 048-054
The changing face of disaster management: implications for healthcare providers in the Pacific Islands
Frederick M. Burkle, Jr., Pages 055-057

Review Papers
Disaster epidemiology: prudent public health practice in the Pacific Islands
Nana Yeboaa Twum-Danso, Pages 058-063
Malignant Otitis Externa: a review
Dr. Sangita Bhandary, Prahlad Karki, Bimal K Sinha, Pages 064-067
Review of drug-related legislation in the Republic of Fiji Islands
MCE Bailey, Pages 068-075

Agricultural diversity and traditional knowledge as insurance against natural disasters
R R Thaman, M Meleisea, J Makasiale, Pages 076-085

Viewpoints and Perspectives
Development of prehospital emergency medical services: strategies for system assessment and planning
Michael J. VanRooyen, Pages 086-092
Using a community-based approach for prevention and mitigation of national health emergencies
Mark Keim, Pages 093-096
Logistical considerations for Emergency Response resources
Nicki Pesik, Mark Keim, Pages 097-103
Key topics for emergency health education in the Pacific
Mark Keim, Pages 104-108
The National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Program: an overview and perspective for the Pacific Islands
Nicki Pesik, Sue Gorman, Wayne D. Williams, Pages 109-114

Conference Reports
Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors’ Congress, 2002
Heather Young Leslie, Pages 115-118
The University of Washington Pacific Islands Continuing Clinical Education Program (PICCEP): Guam Conference on structure and content of continuing clinical education programs in the U.S.-Associated jurisdictions
Matthew J. Thompson, Susan M. Skillman, Ronald Schneeweiss, L. Gary Hart, Karin Johnson and the Pacific Islands Continuing Clinical Education Program (PICCEP) Study Team, Pages 119-122
CDC – PCC Bioterrorism Preparedness Developmental Workshop, Palau. 21 October – 1 November 2002
Greg Dever, Page 123

Pacific Health Institutions
Developing a public health emergency operations plan: a primer
Mark Keim, Pages 124-129
The Pacific Center for Emergency Health: an anatomy of collaborative development and change - the Palau perspective
Victor Yano, Masao Ueda, Julie Tellei, Willy Wally, Stevenson Kuartei, Willie Tokon, Seleima Lalabalavu, Caleb Otto, Sandra Pierantozzi, Greg Dever, Pages 130-133
Assistance for Emergency Health
Antonio Rivera, Pages 134-140
In-country and community-based postgraduate family practice training for Micronesian physicians - the Palau AHEC: a collaborative effort
Greg Dever, Sitaleki A Finau, Ross McCormick, Stevenson Kuartei, Kelley Withy, Victor Yano, Neal Palafox, Masao Ueda, Sandra Pierantozzi, Eliuel Pretrick, Victor Ngaden, A. Mark Durand, Pages 141-145
History of the Pacific Emergency Health Initiative (PEHI)
Mark Keim, Pages 146-149

Book Reviews
Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years .
Jared Diamond
Reviewer: Greg Dever, Pages  150-154

Selected Abstracts
Pages 155-161
Selected Abstracts from the 6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Disaster Medicine, Japan, 2002
Pages 162-171

PHD Editor
Page 172