All projects are planned and realized in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health and are part of the official Health Service.
Four year training of Dr Patrick Houasia for the
Diploma of Orthopaedic Surgery (AOA)
Dr Rooney Jagilly was invited by the "Stiftung für Gastroenterologische Chirurgie Davos" (Foundation for Gastroenterologic Surgery Davos) to attend the International Gastrointestinal Surgery Workshop in Davos from February 26 to March 4, 2005, and will subsequently work in the Department of Surgery at the Children's Hospital in Luzern for a few weeks. Travel costs and accommodation are covered by the Association "South Pacific Medical Projects".
Training of Margaret Soma at the University of
Queensland, Australia to gain a Bachelor of Nursing.
Support of the Nurse Aid School Munda, Western Province with training material. About 20 Nurse Aids (providing basic health services in ambulatories) a year are trained at this location.
The training of six new Nurse-Aides at the Nurse Aide School Malu'u, Malaita Province was supported by providing their school fees and allowances during their practical training.
Container transports for collected goods
Because the Trauma Center in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) and the Norodom Sihanouk Hospital in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) lack almost everything, equipment and supplies originally collected for the Solomons have been redirected to these hospitals at the end of the year.
Introduction of new techniques
Dr Theodor von Fellenberg, volunteer doctor from Switzerland, worked at Kilu'ufi Hospital (Malaita Province) from October 2004 to April 2005.
If you understand German, read his report.