University of Hawaii at Manoa nurses and engineers are part of the Pacific Partnership team that is finishing up a summer-long journey to Southeast Asia, visiting Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia, where they will complete their mission this week. Pacific Partnership – “Preparing in Calm to Respond in Crisis” – is an annual Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission to build stronger relationships and disaster response capabilities in the Asia Pacific region.
Pacific Partnership brings together eight partner nations, 12 non-government organizations, and the capabilities of the hospital ship USNS Mercy in Cambodia. It is the largest annual humanitarian and civic assistance mission in the Asia-Pacific region, ensuring that the international community is better prepared to work together as a coordinated force when disaster, such as an earthquake or tsunami, strikes.
PP12 Blog: http://pacificpartnership.
UH in the field: http://www.flickr.com/photos/
PP12 in Cambodia: http://www.flickr.com/photos/
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Navy Region Hawaii, working with University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Nursing and hospital ship USNS Mercy, is organizing interviews with UH nurses in Cambodia and/or here in Hawaii 7-10 August. The participants can talk about their experiences in Southeast Asia (including Vietnam). We can provide video or photo resources. Please email us (be sure to include Sonja.firstname.lastname@example.org, too) if we can help arrange an interview!