US Navy’s hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) left the shores of Fiji June 19, to continue its Pacific Partnership 2015 mission after working alongside Fijian military, government and health professionals treating thousands of patients, conducting public health engagements and constructing new school facilities.
The PP15 team met with the people of Fiji in Suva and Savusavu over the last two weeks to train and exchange ideas. Members of U.S. Navy, Australian, New Zealand, Japanese and Canadian forces as well as volunteers from non-government organizations (NGO) spent thirteen days providing medical, dental and surgical care, as well as conducting environmental health surveys.
Mercy’s next mission stop for PP15 is Papua New Guinea.
Pacific Partnership is in its tenth iteration and is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
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