The University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) School of Nursing is again participating in the United States Navy sponsored annual Pacific Partnership humanitarian mission. During Pacific Partnership 2013, a multinational – interdisciplinary team of professionals from various sectors (including public health, nursing, acute care services, dentistry, veterinarian services, engineering and others) will partner with the host nations for subject matter expert exchange endeavors and provision of services to individuals and communities.
This year the UHM Nursing team will be visiting Samoa, Tonga and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Two faculty and three graduate students will be participating in this year’s mission. The primary role of the UHM Nursing team will be to engage in community/public health subject matter expert exchange endeavors which focus on topics such as disaster preparedness, community health, environmental health, prevention and management of communicable and non-communicable diseases. This program provides our faculty and nursing students with valuable experience in global health health nursing, and strengthens our relationship with nursing colleagues in the Asia-Pacific region.
The UHM Nursing team is scheduled to board the USS Pearl Harbor when it arrives in Honolulu on Wednesday, May 20, 2013. The mission will leave Hawaii on May 22; the first port of call will be Samoa. Join us as we follow their progress on this year’s mission!
About Pacific Partnership
The U.S. Navy’s Pacific Partnership is a dedicated humanitarian and civic action mission conducted with and through partner nations, non-governmental organizations and other U.S. government agencies to execute a variety of HCA programs.
Pacific Partnership 2013 will perform humanitarian and civic action (HCA) activities in Samoa, Tonga, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. PP13 seeks to build and strengthen alliances, partnerships and relationships with regional host nations, partner nations, foreign humanitarian assistance actors and non-government organizations (NGO), and U.S. government interagency organizations by conducting HCA and other civil military operations. Like the Pacific Partnership Facebook page.