Pacific Partnership 17: Navy Nurses in Vietnam
Pacific Partnership 17: Navy Nurses in Vietnam (1.2 mins)
Two Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers have spent the last two unforgettable weeks working in a public hospital in Vietnam. In 2017, a team of Australian Defence Force (ADF) medical specialists deployed to Vietnam for the final phase of Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017 - the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. For three weeks, the Medical and Nursing Officers from Australia, along with others from the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, worked together alongside Vietnamese civilian and military medical personnel as part of the US-led mission to enhance regional coordination in areas such as medical readiness and preparedness for man-made and natural disasters, as well as to enhance regional security and stability. Australia has been involved in every iteration of Pacific Partnership since it originated more than twelve years ago following the multinational Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief response to the 2004 tsunami event in Banda Aceh.
|Publish Date||22 May 2017|