Report – By Pacific Media Watch
The “human tsunami” of lifestyle diseases will overshadow climate change and other big Pacific economic stories for some countries, a regional conference in Sydney has been told.
“The climate change story – while it is real and huge – will be overshadowed in Samoa by non-communicable diseases,” Talamua publisher Lance Polu said.
He described the crisis as an economic and health “human tsunami” at the two-day inaugural Asian Development Bank-organised Pacific business media summit in Sydney. Other speakers said the crisis also affected several Pacific countries, such as Tonga. Read more »