World Health Organization Western Pacific Region

Preventing disease outbreaks after the tsunami in Solomon Islands

Nurses preparing to visit clinics around the island after tsunami, Solomon Islands.

But developing the surveillance system was only the first step. The system had to be rolled out to five clinics around the island. Many of these clinics are only accessible by boat, so the 2 head nurses in the province, pictured here, double as boat captains to reach their people.

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