The Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health

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

Vale Kirk R Smith

Kirk R. Smith, a pioneering researcher in the deadly risks of indoor air pollution in the developing world and an early voice raising concern about the health consequences of climate change, died June 15 at the age of 73 at his Berkeley home, following a stroke and subsequent cardiac arrest.

Berkeley Public Health article.

WHO–UNICEF–Lancet Commission’s report A Future for the World’s Children?

Estimates show indirect effects of #COVID19 pandemic on child & maternal health will be devastating @LancetGH

Now, @WHO-@UNICEF-Lancet #FutureChild Commissioners urge policy makers to put children at the heart of recovery efforts


ATS/ERS webinar

ATS/ERS webinar on International Perspectives on Reopening the Pediatric Pulmonary Function Test Laboratory during COVID-19 Town Hall

A SHARED future bi-monthly update Feb-Mar 2020

ASF Bi-Monthly Update Feb-Mar 2020

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

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