WHO Emergency and disaster nursing and community health workers - pilot training program Papua New Guinea
Date: 2009 - 2010
WHO CC involvement: Lisa Conlon, and Lesley Seaton
In collaboration with colleagues in PNGU, the purpose of this pilot five day program was to expose participants to emergency and/or disaster management targeted knowledge and skills that can be evaluated and then transferred to local practice and developed into a regional program. The specific objectives of the project were to:
- Develop a training program to address the specific needs of the Papua New Guinea participants in regards to preparation and dealing with emergency and disaster situations,
- Pilot test this program in country,
- Analyse the data collected from program participants, and
- Utilise this information to refine the program for future use.
Nursing educators in the region will be able to train local health workers in relevant skills and knowledge to be better prepared in a disaster or emergency situation. The program, now established and refined can be utilised regionally.