Back to Top Skip to main content

Pacific Partnership 2019 participates in community health engagement in Tacloban

Navy Lt. Sharon Hoff (right) listens to a patient’s heartbeat as Philippine Army Capt. Glorife Saura from the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Corps records patient vital signs. Pacific Partnership participants and Tacloban City medical professionals worked together to provide medical and veterinary services throughout the day at Tigbao Diit Elementary School. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathan Carpenter) Navy Lt. Sharon Hoff (right) listens to a patient’s heartbeat as Philippine Army Capt. Glorife Saura from the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Corps records patient vital signs. Pacific Partnership participants and Tacloban City medical professionals worked together to provide medical and veterinary services throughout the day at Tigbao Diit Elementary School. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathan Carpenter)

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Global Health Engagement | Global Health Security Agenda

TACLOBAN, Philippines — U.S. servicemembers, Philippine servicemembers and Tacloban city health care professionals working collaboratively as part of Pacific Partnership 2019 hosted a community health engagement at Tigbao Diit Elementary School to provide medical services and education to the local community, March 15.

The exchange of knowledge and unity of effort is a critical aspect of Pacific Partnership, which has transitioned its primary focus away from the provision of Direct CareDirect care refers to military hospitals and clinics, also known as “military treatment facilities” and “MTFs.”direct care and toward collective capacity building with the purpose of sharing knowledge and skillsets that will last well after the mission is over.

“The U.S. provider and the Filipino provider sit side-by-side and they work together,” said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Phontip Eadens, a clinical nurse specialist in critical care. “Sometimes the [brand of] medication that they prescribe is different. But the treatment is still the same.”

Rooms across the school campus were used as examination rooms, allowing patients to seek pediatric, family medicine, optometry, veterinary and dental services. While more than 400 patients received care, many providers were able to benefit from exchange of knowledge and experience.

“We're basically building our capability together,” said Navy Cdmr. Adolfo Granados, the medical lead for the team. “By doing this, we increase our interoperability between the Philippines and the United States.”

Pacific Partnership 2019 exchanges create lasting bonds of friendship and trust that enable the mission to return to countries for greater cooperation between the United States, mission partners, and host nations. Strong relationships like these are critical to an effective response to disaster emergencies.

“We can rely on them and they can rely on us,” said Granados. “Once we get to the location [of a disaster], it is going to be chaotic. But once we've built this relationship and we build this partnership, we know how to work together and that's why this is so important.”

Pacific Partnership, now in its 14th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. Each year, the mission team works collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships in the Indo-Pacific.

Disclaimer: Re-published content may have been edited for length and clarity. Read original post.

You also may be interested in...

Global Influenza Summary: October 8, 2017

Report
10/8/2017

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch | AFHSB Reports and Publications | Influenza Summary and Reports

Global Influenza Summary: October 1, 2017

Report
10/1/2017

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch | AFHSB Reports and Publications | Influenza Summary and Reports

Global Influenza Summary: September 3, 2017

Report
9/3/2017

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch | AFHSB Reports and Publications | Influenza Summary and Reports

Improving Defense Health Program Medical Research Processes

Report
8/8/2017

A report from the Defense Health Board (DHB) that summarizes the findings and recommendations from its independent review of Improving Defense Health Program (DHP) Medical Research Processes.

Recommended Content:

Research and Innovation | Health Readiness

Global Influenza Summary: July 30, 2017

Report
7/30/2017

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | AFHSB Reports and Publications | Influenza Summary and Reports

Global Influenza Summary: May 28, 2017

Report
5/28/2017

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | AFHSB Reports and Publications | Influenza Summary and Reports

Global Influenza Summary: May 7, 2017

Report
5/7/2017

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch | AFHSB Reports and Publications | Influenza Summary and Reports

Global Influenza Summary: April 30, 2017

Report
4/30/2017

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch | AFHSB Reports and Publications | Influenza Summary and Reports

Global Influenza Summary: April 16, 2017

Report
4/16/2017

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch | AFHSB Reports and Publications | Influenza Summary and Reports

Global Influenza Summary: April 9, 2017

Report
4/9/2017

This is a biosurveillance summary of respiratory highlights during 9 - 22 April 2017 ( surveillance weeks 15 & 16), as reported by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. A total of 192 specimens were collected and received from 38 locations. Results were finalized for 181 specimens from 37 locations. Read more:

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | AFHSB Reports and Publications | Influenza Summary and Reports

Global Influenza Summary: April 2, 2017

Report
4/2/2017

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch | AFHSB Reports and Publications | Influenza Summary and Reports

Global Influenza Summary: March 26, 2017

Report
3/26/2017

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | AFHSB Reports and Publications | Influenza Summary and Reports

Global Influenza Summary: March 12, 2017

Report
3/12/2017

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch | AFHSB Reports and Publications | Influenza Summary and Reports

Global Influenza Summary: March 5, 2017

Report
3/5/2017

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch | AFHSB Reports and Publications | Influenza Summary and Reports

Global Influenza Summary: February 26, 2017

Report
2/26/2017

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | AFHSB Reports and Publications | Influenza Summary and Reports
<< < 1 2 3 4 5  ... > >> 
Showing results 61 - 75 Page 5 of 22

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

Some documents are presented in Portable Document Format (PDF). A PDF reader is required for viewing. Download a PDF Reader or learn more about PDFs.