Dr Dan Manahan, Queensland Rural Generalist Program Medical Advisor at Queensland Country Practice, DDHHS, QH and Board Chair at Rocketship Pacific
Healthy communities across the Pacific
Rocketship Pacific is an international health non-profit organisation, based in Australia, dedicated to improving health in Pacific Island countries through stronger medical education in primary care.
To share skills and work in partnership to achieve strong, sustainable primary healthcare systems in Pacific Island Countries
Rocketship is committed to complementing and strengthening existing health structures and frameworks, adding value and building capacity where possible. To achieve this, Rocketship works in partnership with key stakeholders including national governments, international and regional bodies and agencies, and other non-government organisations. Rocketship also works in partnership with local communities to improve health and well-being through improved access to quality services and information and by addressing determinants of health.
A key focus for Rocketship is to build the technical knowledge, skills and capacities of healthcare professionals across the different levels of the health system in line with the principles of primary healthcare. In doing so, Rocketship seeks to implement evidenced-based and innovative approaches, adapting these approaches to the local context to ensure impact, ownership and sustainability. In addition, Rocketship is committed to its own adaptive learning to ensure that the organisation continues to best meet the health needs of the Pacific communities it serves. Finally, Rocketship values local knowledge, and as such is committed to learning from the communities, organisations and institutions with whom it works.
Rocketship strives for excellence in all of its endeavours, ensuring that its programming supports and strengthens health systems in line with international best practices and standards. Furthermore, Rocketship seeks to inspire excellence within health workforces across the Pacific by improving clinical knowledge and building capacity.
Rocketship believes access to and control of quality healthcare is a basic human right that should be afforded to everyone regardless of nationality, gender, sexuality, religion, economic background or ethnicity. More specifically, Rocketship seeks to ensure that all individuals enjoy ready access to high quality primary healthcare that supports the unique needs of Pacific communities across their life-course.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and help achieve universal health care across the Pacific through health and medical education.
Rocketship Pacific Ltd is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) and as a Public Benevolent Institution with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office.
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Rocketship Pacific acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia. We recognise the continuing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People have to their lands and waters, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Thank you to World Health Organization for providing some
Rocketship Pacific Ltd is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) and as a Public Benevolent Institution with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office."
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