A combine Air force, Marines, Navy and Army from the United States, Australia and New Zealand engage in the Pacific Partnership 2015 are currently conducting humanitarian’s services and shared experiences with local professions in the country.
The humanitarian services they are conducting in the country include support to address critical infrastructures concern, health, education and common services to local population, construction or repairs of schools, engagement with health clinics and community centers.
On the area of infrastructures they are working on completing two story classroom building at Vura Primary school, while on the health, a medical team is in Auki, Malaita province to engage medical professionals and patients at Kilu’ufi Hospital, Taliki Health Center and Auki Health Clinic.
While in the country they will also conduct a multiple community services including band performances, sport events and engaged in exchange of knowledge’s, techniques and insights on basic and life support classes, medical workshops, lecturer and trainings.
The Pacific Partnership have also partnered with the Ministry of Health, the National Public Health lab and the National Referral Hospital and the Good Samaritan Hospital to share medical experiences and technical knowledge.
USNS Millinocket Captain James Meyer said they are excited to partner with Solomon Islands during their mission here.
He said over the next two weeks, the team will build on the foundation that their advanced personnel laid with the local partners to create mutually beneficial experiences for them and the Solomon Islands.
“Our goal during Pacific Partnership is to build our joint capacity and capability and strengthen our partnerships to respond to disasters while maintaining stability in the Asia-Pacific region to ensure peace and prosperity.
“Our time in the Solomon Islands is filled with medical, dental and veterinarian subject matter expert exchanges, band performances, school renovations, disaster and emergency response awareness training and community activities which include performances from our band you see today,” he said.
He said the Pacific Partnership medical personnel will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Solomon Island medical professionals to provide direct patient care.
By Charles Kadamana