Atoifi Triathlon Book Chapter published: Free and online

The recent success of Atoifi Triathlons has been recorded in a book chapter published in April 2014. Entitled ‘Triathlon in the Tropics: South Pacific Style’, Humpress Harrington, Lucy Taolo and Dr David MacLaren share how Atoifi health professionals tasked with reducing non-communicable diseases use triathlons to encourage increased physical activity at Atoifi. The triathlons are modified to be “South Pacific‟ style - paddling dugout canoes, swimming in the lagoon and running on rough bush tracks. To read this book chapter for free, click on the link below.

WHO TDR Grant awarded to Atoifi


In 2014, Atoifi were awarded a one-year WHO Tropical Diseases Research (TDR) grant to build research capacity to improve the control of infectious diseases. Led by Humpress Harrington, Principal of the Atoifi College of Nursing, this grant will fund research capacity strengthening activities with local Atoifi health professional and community members. Activities are being supported by public health researchers from James Cook University, Hunter New England Health and Tropical Health Solutions.