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The Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health

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

Vale Margaret-Ann Armour

27 May 2019
It is with sadness that we note the passing of Margaret-Ann Armour on the weekend.
University of Alberta notice

Global Lung Health Award

Prof Peter Sly’s contribution to lung health was recognised at the ATS meeting in Dallas earlier this week.

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All about Asthma

Peter Sly addresses common questions about asthma

https://medicine.uq.edu.au/blog/2019/05/all-about-asthma

Vale David Nelson

March 29, 2019. It is with sadness that we note the passing of Former PBC Chair, David Nelson.

David chaired the organisation during part of the 1990’s.

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CHOICE article: Kimberly-Clark denies claims Huggies Ultra Dry nappies are unsafe

After an outbreak of severe skin reactions, the nappy giant denies its products are at fault.

https://www.choice.com.au/babies-and-kids/baby-clothes-and-nappies/nappies/articles/kimberly-clark-denies-claims-huggies-ultra-dry-nappies-are-unsafe

Research based advocacy for Policy Change

SDPI Publication

‘Ban or Restrict & Discourage Mercury Amalgam Use to Safeguard Children’s Health in Pakistan’

Dr. Mahmood A. Khwaja et al.

September, 2018, SDPI, Islamabad.

UPDATE: Environmental Health researcher to present at ASTMH

University of Queensland Higher Degree Research student, Johanna Sanchez will present at the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) annual meeting in New Orleans this month. Read a report on the meeting

Ms Sanchez is currently completing her PhD under the supervision of Professor Peter Sly at UQ’s Child Health Research Centre. She will be giving an oral presentation, ‘Household-level factors associated with childhood growth in Bangladesh: An analysis of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, 2012-2013‘ as part of the the Global Health – Maternal, Child, and Neonatal Health session.

Ms Sanchez will also present a poster at the event titled ‘Campylobacter jejuni infection and household-level factors are associated with childhood growth in Mirpur, Bangladesh: An analysis of the MAL-ED Study’

The American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting will run from 28 October – 1 November 2018.

 

 

A SHARED future update – June & July 2018

Greetings Team! We have a number of activities to report on. We continue to encourage all team members (researchers, partners, trainees, collaborators) to send in their activity updates, including photos and news items for subsequent updates.

A SHARED Future Update – June-July 2018

A SHARED Future Reports

A SHARED Future updates

Inaugural Team Meeting Report

October-November 2017 Update

February-March 2018 Update

April-May 2018 Update

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