Amelia Turagabeci

Amelia Turagabeci
Fiji National University | FNU · Department of Public Health and Primary Care

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Environmental Health exposure pathways in informal settlements Monitoring air quality in developing countries Childrens environmental Health
Additional affiliations
October 2003 - February 2008
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • As a PhD candidate, i was a researcher and also a teaching assistant
Education
October 2003 - February 2008
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Field of study
  • International Health

Publications

Publications (14)
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BACKGROUND: Screen-viewing among children has become a growing public health concern. There is no existing research done in Fiji on children’s screen viewing behaviour, therefore, this study aimed to determine the reasons and the perceptions of parents/caregivers in affecting screen viewing behaviour among children under 2 years in Suva Fiji. MATER...
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Objective: To determine the prevalence of screen-viewing and factors affecting this behavior among children aged less than two years in Suva, Fiji. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at three randomly selected maternal and child health (MCH) clinics among parents or accompanying guardians of 379 children. Data collection was carri...
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Background: The intense interactions between people, animals and environmental systems in urban informal settlements compromise human and environmental health. Inadequate water and sanitation services, compounded by exposure to flooding and climate change risks, expose inhabitants to environmental contamination causing poor health and wellbeing and...
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Background: Multiple bacteria, viruses, protists, and helminths cause enteric infections that greatly impact human health and wellbeing. These enteropathogens are transmited via several pathways through human, animal, and environmental reservoirs. Individual qPCR assays have been extensively used to detect enteropathogens within these types of sam...
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Introduction Increasing urban populations have led to the growth of informal settlements, with contaminated environments linked to poor human health through a range of interlinked pathways. Here, we describe the design and methods for the Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE) study, a transdisciplinary randomised trial eva...
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Background Multiple bacteria, viruses, protists, and helminths cause enteric infections that greatly impact human health and wellbeing. These enteropathogens are transmitted via several pathways through human, animal, and environmental reservoirs. Individual quantitative PCR (qPCR) assays have been extensively used to detect enteropathogens within...
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Background: Historically, Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) are disproportionately affected by disasters. In Pacific Island Countries (PICs), the risks and vulnerabilities of PwDs arise from social inequalities, as well as environmental barriers. As the frequency and intensity of disasters will increase over the next decade, it is critical that the...
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The COVID-19 pandemic represents a turning point in the way things are done, globally and across sectors. We reflect on approaches to informal settlements and argue for a turn from ‘upgrading’ to ‘revitalisation’. We conceptualise revitalisation as encompassing three core tenets: planetary health, transdisciplinarity, and a people-centred approach....
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Background: Air quality in the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) can be comparable to more developed countries due to emissions from energy production and use. Although much potential exists for clean energy, many PIC communities and households rely on fossil/ solid-fuel combustion for domestic energy needs (e.g. cooking, lighting), which may contrib...
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Healthy environments support the wellbeing of children and the environment thus play a cardinal role in the future of Pacific Island Countries (PICs). Children are more vulnerable and at risk to environmental hazards than adults because they breathe, drink, and eat much more relative to body weight, resulting in greater exposures in the different e...
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Results of multivariate logistic regression analyses for the association of risk and healthy lifestyle behaviours to ever being bullied among adolescents aged 13–15 years old in 9 countries. (0.06 MB DOC)
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Bullying and violence are problems of aggression in schools among adolescents. Basic daily healthy practices including nutritious diet, hygiene and physical activity are common approaches in comprehensive health promotion programs in school settings, however thier relationship to these aggressive behaviours is vague. We attempted to show the advant...
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Health and well-being are the result of synergistic interactions among a variety of determinants. Family structure and composition are social determinants that may also affect health behaviours and outcomes. This study was performed to examine the associations between family structure and health and to determine the protective effects of support me...

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Projects (2)
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This is a new project in collaboration with researchers from QUT, UNSW and Oxford
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To improve human, environmental and ecological health in urban informal settlements across the developing world through a new approach to water, sanitation and hygiene management