How coral reefs benefit from healthy watersheds

By Stacy Jupiter   As part of the Watershed Interventions for Systems Health in Fiji (WISH Fiji) project, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and our partners are trying to identify how activities on the land may be impacting downstream coral reefs. This is a bit like detective work to try to uncover convincing evidence to link human …

Baseline data helping to identify priority issues in five sub-catchments in Fiji

Outbreaks of waterborne diseases such as dengue fever, typhoid and leptospirosis are common in Fiji. Since 2005, there has been at least 20 reported cases of typhoid, a 27,000 case dengue outbreak between 2013 to 2014 and a three-fold increase in leptospirosis cases since Tropical Cyclone Winston in 2016. The Watershed Interventions for System Health …

WISH Fiji joins Health Ministry in fight against ‘LTDD’ in Fiji

The staff of Watershed Interventions for Systems Health in Fiji (WISH Fiji) project joined the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MoHMS) to clean the premises of St. Giles Hospital in Reservoir Road, Suva, yesterday. The initiative was part of MoHMS’s door-to-door ‘LTDD Campaign’ across the country to combat the spread of leptospirosis, typhoid, dengue and …

Planetary Health Alliance lists WISH Fiji project, as an example of planetary health in practice

By Planetary Health Alliance| June 18, 2020  The Planetary Health Alliance publishes Planetary Health Case Studies: An Anthology of Solutions, a free collection of case studies and teaching guides that weaves together science and stories to demonstrate how we can utilize principles of planetary health to create a healthier future for all. The Planetary Health Alliance (PHA) first …

4 WISH Fiji staff pioneer FNU’s degree by research

Four staff with the Watershed Interventions for Systems Health in Fiji (WISH Fiji) project are among the pioneers to undertake a Higher Education Degree by Research (HDR) at the Fiji National University (FNU). FNU’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS) officially launched its HDR programme in July this year. As part of the …