Pacific Partnership 2012 Moves from Indonesia to Philippines
Pacific Partnership 2012 arrived in Samar, the Philippines today after completing a successful humanitarian mission in Indonesia. PP 2012 consists of the hospital ship USNS Mercy, scores of U.S. military volunteers, troops from other militaries and personnel from many non-governmental organizations. The 2012 version of this annual event has wrapped up a visit to Indonesia and moved on to the second of four host nations on its schedule. PP 2012 will have a total of eleven partner nations and two dozen non-governmental organizations participating at various times during the mission.
Phase One – Indonesia
> four partner nations joined the mission in Indonesia, Australia, Canada, France and Malaysia
> seven non-governmental organizations participated, Hope Worldwide, Johns Hopkins University, Latter Day Saint Charities, Project Hope, University of Hawaii, UCSD Pre-Dental Society and World Vets.
> 37,403 pounds of donations were delivered from Project Handclasp and Latter Day Saint Charities
> four engineering projects in two villages in the Talaud islands
> 30 Seabees, 12 Australian Defense Force, and 20 Tentara Nasional Indonesia (Indonesian army)
> new emergency care building, pharmacy, clinic renovations and school water and sanitation improvements
> 4,600 hours in peer to peer contacts and training in seismic construction, seismic assessment and water resource engineering
> 8,324 patients seen both on Mercy and at various medical engagements in the region
> 2,600 adults and 1,074 children medically evaluated
> 3,721 eye exams with 4,312 prescription eye glasses dispensed and 7,373 pairs of sunglasses
> 926 dental exams and 1,470 teeth pulled
> 191 surgeries including a USNS Mercy record 26 surgeries on June 12.
> 99 pieces of medical equipment repaired
> 22,000 contact hours in peer to peer contacts and training
> 2,351 animals seen and 2,080 vaccinations given, with rabies being the primary vaccine
> 1,146 contact hours in peer to peer contacts and training
Pacific Partnership 2012 will be spending June 18-30 in the Republic of the Philippines before moving on to visits in the host nations of Vietnam and Cambodia. USNS Mercy will be anchored offshore Samar as teams fan out to communities in the northern and western areas of the island. As the Inquirer reports, Japan has sent an amphibious ship and personnel to participate in this phase of the mission. The Japanese will be assisting in medical engagements as well as using their ship’s small craft to move personnel to and from Mercy.
the attachments to this post:
This entry was posted on Monday, June 18th, 2012 at 8:25 pm and is filed under Military, Humanitarian Assistance, Military. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.