The Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health

Promoting technology and information exchange on environment and health issues in the Pacific Basin.



OM85 – could bacteria in a capsule protect us from coronavirus and other respiratory infections?

Peter Sly @ConversationEDU

Campylobacter infection major cause of child stunting

Read Dr J Johanna Sanchez’s research on SciDevNet

“Enteric infection, or gastrointestinal infection, which includes Campylobacter infection, is associated with stunting through its effect on appetite, metabolic demands, and gastrointestinal absorption and function,” says J. Johanna Sanchez, researcher at the Children’s Health Research Centre, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, and an author of the study published May in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Global Initiative on Advancing Children’s Rights to a Health Environment

Outcome report  is now available for the Regional Expert Consultation for East Asia and the Pacific, held in Bogor Indonesia, October 2019

WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission on Child Wellbeing – UPDATE

University of Queensland successfully hosted the WHO-UNICEF Lancet Commission on Child Wellbeing regional launch on 12 March 2020.

The public event was live streamed on the UQ Faculty of Medicine Facebook page and can be viewed here.

Details of the Seminar and the Evening Public event can be found  at

A Shared Future Bi-Monthly Update: October – November 2019

Included in this issue:


  • ASF Connect – Carlos Sánchez-Pimienta

Project Updates

  • Gikinoo’amaagewin Wiigwaam
  • Indigenous Women in Renewable Energy
  • Bras d’Or Lakes CEPI
  • We Lived This Way Before
  • Perspectives Among Indigenous Youth and Energy and Food Sovereignty
  • Advancing Culturally Relevant Gender-Based Analysis
  • Working Towards Energy Security, Self-Determination, and Reconciliation
  • Towards Energy Security in NunatuKavut

Trainee Project Updates

  • Exploring Relations, Experience and Ways of Knowing

18th International Conference UPDATE 4

The 18th International  Conference of the Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health,  Assessing and Mitigating Environmental Exposures in Early Life‘, was held 16 – 19 September 2019 in Kyoto, Japan.

Photos and survey responses are now available


PBC Newsletter

PBC Newsletter OCTOBER 2019



Chairmans Awards 2019

It gives us great pleasure to announce the 2019 Chairman’s Award for outstanding service to the Pacific Basin Consortium

  • Mariano Cebrian
  • Rajendra Prasad
  • Mahmood A Khwaja

A SHARED future Bi Monthly Update – Aug-Sept 2019

Project Co-Leads have been very busy with their projects over the northern summer please enjoy the update.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about specific projects, the research program as a whole, or have something you would like to share.

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