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A specialised training in orthopaedics focusing on hip and spine surgery has provided health practitioners an opportunity to strengthen and upskill knowledge in theory and practise.
The need to have more specialized nurses was also discussed at the inaugural Pacific Heads of Nursing meeting earlier this year. This meeting was timely given that 2020 is the year of the nurses and midwives and allowed Pacific heads of nursing to connect with each other, share challenges, solutions and provide support for capacity building.
This regional meeting will discuss discipline specific issues and solutions especially clinical services aspect of disability.
The Heads of Nursing from Pacific Island Countries and Territories will convene in Nadi, Fiji from the 11th- 13th of February 2020 for the inaugural Pacific Heads of Nurses (PHoN) Meeting. This is the first time such a meeting has taken place, reflecting the increasing recognition of the essential role nurses play in Pacific health services.
The PHoN meeting is acknowledgement of the importance of nursing in the Pacific region. It provides an equal platform with the Directors of Clinical Services (DCS) and the Directors of Public Health (DPH) meeting to influence and drive health agendas and policies in the region. The PHoN will provide executive-level oversight for regional nursing functions in the Pacific including a 'policy advisory' and technical role to inform nursing decisions for the region.
Ear, Nose, Throat & Audiology experts from 6 Pacific Island Countries (PICS) and partners from Australia and New Zealand successfully reviewed their Ear, Nose Throat (ENT) and Audiology regional progress and mapped out a plan for the future development of ENT & Audiology services in the region, in Nadi yesterday.
The 3rd Pacific Ear, Nose, Throat & Audiology Group (PENTAG) meeting created a platform that allowed dialogue between 12 ENT surgeons, nurses and other ENT specialists from these 6 PICs.