Volunteers visit remote Pacific Islands on board US naval ship

A global humanitarian organisation is heading to Pacific islands, led by the United States Navy’s Pacific fleet.Travelling on the USS Pearl Harbor, an amphibious dock-landing ship, Project HOPE volunteers will visit Samoa, Tonga, the Marshall Islands, Kiribati and Solomon Islands.Volunteers will offer free medical care with a focus on primary care and health screenings.The volunteers will also train and mentor local health care professionals and contribute to public health programmes.The volunteers include physicians, nurses, community health workers, a logistics expert, a social worker and a physical therapist.

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