A study into the source and transmission of typhoid fever, which has been increasing in Pacific countries such as Fiji over the past decade, has revealed that poor sanitation is a major source of Salmonella Typhi, the cause of the disease. Professor Crump, who led the study says the research also highlights the serious concern that Oceania has fallen behind both Asia and sub-Saharan Africa to become the region with the lowest coverage of improved drinking water and improved sanitation.
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Thursday 18 August 2016
A group of children from 12 primary schools in Tongatapu have been wearing special cameras around their necks, taking photos every 10 seconds for three days, as part of research project examining their lives. The research program, Kids’ Cam Tonga, is being conducted by the University of Otago of New Zealand on selected Class Six students, to learn more about the children’s environment and how they interact with it. The findings are expected to help improve children's wellbeing.
Thursday 21 April 2016
Dunedin, New Zealand
A combined student body of Tongan Teritiary Students' Associations in New Zealand is holding its first leadership programme this weekend with the sponsorship of the University of Otago, Dunedin. “I think this is a great opportunity to empower the future leaders of our Tongan community,” said student president Mary Jane Kivalu.