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This webinar is the fifth in a series of six on building a sustainable, comprehensive response to COVID-19 and places of detention. Each panellist will present on Australasian issues including opportunities, challenges and priorities for the next 1-3 years. This will be followed by a facilitated discussion enabling questions from participants via the Q and A function.
The overall focus of the series is on understanding the policy/operational responses so far; identifying what has been missing from the responses; and developing recommendations on what is needed to achieve comprehensive, sustainable, cross-governmental responses.
Facilitator: Professor Stuart Kinner, Head of the Justice Health Unit, The University of Melbourne and Head of the Justice Health Group, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
Access: A Zoom link will be emailed to you once you have registered through Book Now.
Time zones: 12.30pm AEDT (Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney); 9.30am AWST (Perth); 2.30pm NZDT (Auckland, Christchurch); 2.30am CET (Geneva); 9.30am PHST (Manila); 1:30am UTC (UTC = Coordinated Universal Time. UTC is the primary world time standard. To plan according to your location if you are not in the above cities/time zones, use World Clock Meeting Planner available here.)
Nurses and allied health professionals play a critical role in health promotion, disease prevention and delivering primary and community health care. In emergency settings, nurses and allied health professionals are essential to the timely identification and care of patients with medical, surgical and injury related emergencies, working within a wider emergency management team.
In the Asia Pacific, as well as all over the world, the practice of nursing is extremely challenging, especially in emergencies and low-resource settings. There is much work to be done strengthening the allied health workforce in LMIC teams including emergency response, however foreign emergency and support teams have much to contribute in these complex situations alongside their local counterparts.
In this talk we hear from two allied health professionals with their perspectives as part of foreign teams in emergency and low-resource settings in the region. This work has taken them from the recent measles outbreak in Samoa, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea.