Capacity-building: Rocketship is proud to be working in partnership with the Ministry of Health in Solomon Islands to launch a post-graduate training programme in 2022. With the support of Solomon Islands National University and the Solomon Island primary health organisation, the National Referral Hospital Rocketship trainers are providing expert medical education and mentorship at their Solomon Islands' colleagues work towards completion of Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Medicine.
WHO report that The health system is in transition and the Government has embarked on an ambitious reform agenda focused on devolving health services to the provinces and integration of health services.
Capacity-building: Rocketship team members have been involved with training clinicians in Vanuatu since 2015. We have an established partnership with the Vanuatu Ministry of Health and a long-term collaboration in place to build professional pathways to specialist rural hospital and primary care medicine for the country’s doctors in Vanuatu's primary health organisation , as well as supporting our nursing colleagues working to provide essential primary healthcare.
Clinical support: From jungle clinics in Espiritu Santo and Lenakel Hospital on Tanna, the ‘Island of Fire’, to the Emergency Department in Vila Central Hospital in Vanuatu’s scenic capital city, Rocketship doctors and nurses have provided vital support in areas of extreme workforce shortage.
Community development: Rocketship has strong links with Bene village, Espiritu Santo island, where we’re supporting clean water and renewable energy initiatives, ensuring children receive primary and secondary education, and building homes, farms and livelihoods for the community.
WHO report that Vanuatu’s overarching National Sustainable Development Plan 2016–2030 outlines the overall national development priorities states that the addresses quality health care and aims for “a healthy population that enjoys a high quality of physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being”.
Capacity-building: Rocketship is proud to be working in partnership with the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom of Tonga to launch their Family Medicine training programme in 2019. With the support of Fiji National University, Rocketship trainers are providing expert medical education and mentorship as their Tongan colleagues work towards completion of their Diplomas while living and working in their own communities in Tonga.
Tonga National Health Plan, as reported by WHO, is “to be the highest health care provider in the Pacific as judged by international standards in 2020”. The mission is “to improve the health of the nation by providing quality care through promotion of good health, reducing morbidity, disability and premature (death) mortality”.
Capacity-building: Rocketship has been privileged to provide technical support to Timor-Leste’s Family Medicine Programme since 2015, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa’e and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. This programme has now seen two cohorts graduate, with the country’s first-ever family medicine specialists now providing better quality primary healthcare to communities across the country. This is another example of Rocketship's work to build Pacific Island Medical education.
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