Aust med­i­cal team pro­vide dis­as­ter re­sponse train­ing

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Ateam of med­i­cal con­sul­tants from the Aus­tralian Na­tional Crit­i­cal Care and Trauma Re­sponse Cen­tre (NCCTRC) are in Fiji this week to fa­cil­i­tate dis­as­ter re­sponse train­ing for lo­cal health of­fi­cials. The Aus­tralian funded NCCTRC was in­vited by the Min­istry of Health to de­liver train­ing to en­hance lo­cal health of­fi­cials’ ap­proach to dis­as­ter med­i­cal man­age­ment in the re­gion. This train­ing fol­lows on from an ear­lier col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Min­istry of Health and NCCTRC when a team com­pris­ing of 21 Aus­tralian Med­i­cal As­sis­tance Teams (AUSMAT) per­son­nel were de­ployed to Fiji to pro­vide sup­port im­me­di­ately af­ter Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Win­ston.

NCCTRC’s act­ing di­rec­tor Dis­as­ter, Pre­pared­ness and Re­sponse, Ms Abi­gail Trewin, who led the AUSMAT de­ploy­ment post Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Win­ston said: “We are re­ally pleased to be work­ing with the Min­istry of Health to sup­port Fiji in build­ing its dis­as­ter re­silience.”

The Aus­tralian Na­tional Crit­i­cal Care and Trauma Re­sponse Cen­tre team are pro­vid­ing train­ing to lo­cal health of­fi­cials. Photo: Aus­tralian High Com­mis­sion

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