SPC sends medical specialist to CNMI

5:11 pm on 13 August 2015

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community has sent an epidemiologist to the Northern Marianas to help victims of Typhoon Soudelor.

The CNMI's Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation had asked for additional expertise.

SPC epidemiologist, Paul White, will work with the CNMI health authorities and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over the next two weeks.

He will assist with setting-up post-disaster surveillance systems in designated areas, such as temporary shelters for displaced people.

Dr White will also provide assistance with the collection, analysis and dissemination of real-time health data and the timely response to potential disease outbreaks.

Initial damage from Typhoon Soudelor in Saipan

Initial damage from Typhoon Soudelor in Saipan Photo: Mark Rabago

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