The Pacific Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Project aims to continue working towards supporting ear health services and training in the region. This has been recognised as a priority in the Pacific region through a meeting in 2015 with the newly formed Pacific Ear, Nose and Throat Technical Advisory Group (PENTAG) who developed a vision and medium-term plan for strengthening ENT and audiology services in the region.
This project will extend Pacific clinicians' abilities to deliver quality services and provide the next phase of service capacity expansion by equipping Pacific ENT clinics with the necessary equipment resources and infrastructure.
The program is delivered in four countries (Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands) and works closely with the Pacific ENT specialists and Ministries of Health for each country.
Some of the key project activities and outputs:
- Procurement and delivery of equipment for four Pacific ENT clinics, including instruments such as audiometers and otoscopes.
- Provision of training to clinicians across four Pacific island countries in use of the equipment.
- Development of maintenance and care plan in collaboration with in-country health staff following the training on safe use, maintenance, and care of ENT equipment.
- The Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP)
- RACS Foundation for Surgery
In partnership with:
- Pacific Ministries of Health
- Pacific Ear Nose Throat and Audiology Group (PENTAG)