Pacific Response Fund Committee Members
Name:
Ms Genevieve Howse
Country:
Australia
Sector Represented:
Chair (Independent)
Organization:
La Trobe University, Melbourne
Position Title:
Adjunct Associate Professor in Public Health Law
Skype Address:
Genevieve.howse
I believe in the importance of regional governance because it means a home grown approach which is more likely to work in the unique environment of the Pacific.

 


Name:
Dr Nemia Bainivalu
Country:
Solomon Islands
Sector Represented:
GOV
Organization:
Solomon Islands Ministry of Health & Medical Services
Position Title:
Coordinator HIV and STI Unit
Skype Address:
-
I believe in the importance of regional governance as being part of the Pacific family agreeing and knowing how to fulfill our roles means achieving best outcomes for all Pacific Islanders.

 

Name:
Dr Nguyen Ngoc Lam
Country:
Tahiti
Sector Represented:
GOV
Organization:
CCSMIT - Public Health Direction
Position Title:
Head CCSMIT
Skype Address:
-
I believe that regional governance is necessary for addressing HIV issues, as a global health problem, and still for taking into account the specificity of Pacific Island countries. Coordinated actions and mutualization of means are likely to obtain adequate results. Keeping the fund flowing to the most needed people in the Pacific is one of the most important role of the PRFC as a regional governing body.

 

Name:
Mr Johnny Hebel
Country:
Micronesia
Sector Represented:
GOV
Organization:
Department of Health & Social Affairs, FSM
Position Title:
FSM HIV/ AIDS Program Coordinator
Skype Address:
Johnny.hebel
I believe in the importance of regional governance because it opens up the opportunity for better communication, for sharing and learning and, to access technical assistance from regional partners.

 

Name:
Ms.Nese Ituaso-Conway
Country:
Polynesia
Sector Represented:
GOV
Organization:
Princess Margaret Hospital, Ministry of Health, Funafuti, Tuvalu
Position Title:
Chief, Public Health
Skype Address:
-vaiakugal
I believe in regional governance because it assists us in strategic direction, accountability and mediating relationships amongst the Pacific Island country leaders in the fight against HIV/ AIDS and STIs.

 

Name:
Ms Nukutau POKURA
Country:
Cook Islands
Sector Represented:
Youth Rep
Organization:
National Youth Council
Position Title:
President
Skype Address:
Np_raro
I believe that regional governance is important because it gives the opportunity for perspectives representative of populations classified as vulnerable (such as youth, etc) to provide their view and experiences to impact positive change in resource management where needed in the small island countries or states in the Pacific region.

 

Name:
Ms Betty BLAKE
Country:
Tonga
Sector Represented:
Gender Rep
Organization:
Ma'a Fafine mo e Famili Tonga
Position Title:
President
Skype Address:
-
Regional governance is important for me because each of us bring in a wealth of knowledge and experiences from our various countries as a collective contribution to the running and the operation of the committee (PRFC). This leads us towards a more accountable, transparent and participatory governance especially for the most vulnerable and marginalized

 

Name:
Ms Siula BULU
Country:
Vanuatu
Sector Represented:
CSO
Organization:
Wan Smol Bag Theatre
Position Title:
Project Manager
Skype Address:
-
I believe in regional governance because it is an important component in any intervention that is aimed at improving the lives of people in the Pacific.

 

Name:
Mr Temo SASAU
Country:
Fiji
Sector Represented:
PLWHA
Organization:
Pacific Islands AIDS Foundation, Cook Islands
Position Title:
Pacific Positive Programme Coordinator
Skype Address:
epasasau
I believe in regional governance because inclusiveness of different sectors enable sharing of experiences, successes and challenges for the betterment of the region. Especially important is the involvement of the affected community.

 

Name:
Ms Paulini Sesevu
Country:
Fiji
Sector Represented:
Donors Rep
Organization:
AusAID
Position Title:
Senior Programme Manager
Skype Address:
-
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Name:
Mr Tim Rwabuhemba
Country:
Fiji
Sector Represented:
UN
Organization:
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
Position Title:
Regional Coordinator, UNAIDS Pacific Office
Skype Address:
-
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Name:
Dr Colin Tukuitonga
Country:
New Caledonia
Sector Represented:
SPC
Organization:
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Position Title:
Director Public Health Division
Skype Address:
-
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