Pandemic Warriors

Pandemic Warriors

Pandemic Warriors

Meet people from across Asia and the Pacific who, alongside Australian collaborators, have turned the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity to improve life for their communities, often in surprising ways.

Pandemic Warriors - Inside Timor Leste's COVID Testing Lab

Against the odds, Nevio Sarmento and his team of medical professionals raced to set-up Timor Leste's first COVID-19 testing facility with the help of Australia's Menzies School of Health Research.

Pandemic Warriors - Underwater Frontliners

With the world's eyes on COVID, the Sea Women of Melanesia, an all women dive team have been working to protect one of the world most important coral ecosystems with support from the Australia-based Coral Sea Foundation.

Pandemic Warriors - How COVID Changed Teaching in One Indonesian Province

As COVID shuts schools in Indonesia, an innovative volunteer programme gets student teachers supporting rural kids to learn at home, sparking a long-term change to the university curriculum for primary school teachers.

Pandemic Warriors - Vanuatu Reimagines Tourism

In Vanuatu, one way to help revitalize a COVID decimated tourism industry is through local food. Votausi Reur-Mckenzie, the 'Queen of Ni-Van cuisine' and National Agritourism Coordinator, is showing how it's done.

Pandemic Warriors - Mary Breaks Taboo

With COVID threatening global supply chains, we follow the determined Kaleko SteiFree team, lead by Mary Ramosaea, as they continue to produce and distribute the Solomon Islands' only reusable sanitary product.

Pandemic Warriors - When a Doctor Becomes a Patient

Contracting tuberculosis has helped Dr Thu Anh Nguyen better understand her own work, leading TB research in Vietnam. Now she is advocating to end the disease with the same proactive response taken for COVID-19.

Pandemic Warriors - Timor Leste's Sisterhood

Sidalia Rego has dedicated her life to defending women's rights. As COVID-19 spread, she helped set-up Timor Leste's first sisterhood of support so that the feminist movement can thrive even in the toughest of times.

Pandemic Warriors - Welcome to the Science Circus

Follow two young Samoans and their Australian mentor as they prepare and deliver a show that entertains but also deeply affects its audience as the science of climate change is revealed.

Pandemic Warriors - COVID's Hidden Scars

In Cambodia, COVID lockdowns triggered memories of a brutal past for many Khmer Rouge survivors. We go behind the scenes at the nation's only suicide hotline, which has seen a spike in calls for help.

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