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Health Issues in the Federated States of Micronesia

April 2010

Volume 16 Number 1



Guest Editorials

Looking Back to the Future
By: Vita Skilling

COM-FSM Joins the Health “Extended Family”
By: Spensin James



Special Feature

Disease in Micronesia: A Historical Survey
By: Francis X. Hezel



Original Papers

An Analysis of FSM National Health Care Expenditures from 1997-2005
By: Samo M., Racelis R.

“Go Local” Island Food Network: Using Email Networking to Promote Island Foods for Their Health, Biodiversity, and Other “CHEEF” Benefi ts
By: Englberger L., Lorens A., Pretrick M., Spegal R., Falcam I.

Resistant Starch in Micronesian Banana Cultivars Offers Health Benefi ts
By: Thakorlal J., Perera CO., Smith B., Englberger L., Lorens A.

Evaluation of a “Traditional Food for Health” Intervention in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
By: Kaufer L., Englberger L., Cue R., Lorens A., Albert K., Pedrus P., Kuhnlein HV.

A Large Foodborne Outbreak on a Small Pacific Island
By: Thein CC., Trinidad RM., Pavlin BI.

Meeting Chamorro Women’s Health Care Needs: Examining the Cultural Impact of Mamahlao on Gynaecological Screening
By: Rosario AM.

Hepatitis A in Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia, 2008-2009
By: Johnson E., Jim R., Pavlin BI.

A Pilot Study for the Primary Prevention of Rheumatic Fever in Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia
By: Kohler LA., Alik T., Kaplan EL., Anderson FL.

Role of GIS Technology during Leprosy Elimination Efforts in Pohnpei
By: Jim R., Johnson E., Pavlin BI.

Mortality Analysis of Registered Deaths in the FSM from 1990-2003
By: Samo M., Elymore A.



Brief Communication and Case Report

Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis in Chuuk State, FSM, 2008 - 2009
By: Fred D., Desai M., Song R., Brostrom R., Bamrah S., Pavlin BI., Heetderks A., Ekiek M.

Pohnpei, FSM Case Study in a Global Health Project Documents its Local Food Resources and Successfully Promotes Local Food for Health
By: Englberger L., Kuhnlein HV., Lorens A., Pedrus P., Albert K., Currie J., Pretrick M., Jim R., Kaufer L.

Connecting the Disconnected: What FSM is doing
By: Oliver N., Sohrab S.

Microphthalmia and Anophthalmia in Chuuk State, FSM
By: Yomai AA., Pavlin BI.

Hospital Medical Libraries Populate the Micronesian Region
By: Cohen A., Hadley A.

“Pre-Health”: talent search and substance abuse awareness among FSM high school leavers -A summary report
By: Cuboni G., Samo M.




Tuberculosis Trends in the Pacific 2000 – 2006
By: Viney K., O’Connor J., Wiegandt A., Lambert M., Cox H., Downing S.



Viewpoints and Perspectives

Human Resources for Public Health Challenges in the Western Pacific – Local Community Colleges Respond
By: Cuboni G., Dever G., Do H., Thoulag J.

A Perspective on Health Care Development in Micronesia
By: Post DC.

Perspectives on Testicular Mass in a 4-year-old Boy
By: Alfonso MA.

A Primer for Quality Assurance and Improvement in Pacific Island Health Services
By: Durand MA.



Book Reviews

Ethnobotany of Pohnpei: Plants, People and Island Culture

“Indigenous Peoples” Food Systems: the many dimensions of culture, diversity and environment for nutrition and health




Tongan Nurses Association – Conference March 2010
‘Eseta Finau



PHD Matters

Editor – Professor Sitaleki A. Finau

Editorial Assistant – Azima Mazid




Remembering – Dr Jimione Samisoni: A Life Dedicated to Science and Health
By: Dr Joji Malani, Fiji School of Medicine, Suva, Fiji