Strengthening health emergency response capacity in Kiribati: establishing the Kiribati Medical Assistance Team (KIRIMAT)

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https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2023.14.6.1013

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emergency medical team, disasters, disease outbreaks, Kiribati

Abstract

This article describes the development of a formal national Emergency Medical Team (EMT) in the Republic of Kiribati. It details how Kiribati’s Ministry of Health & Medical Services committed to establishing this deployable clinical response capability, and how support from the World Health Organization and United States Agency for International Development enabled the establishment of the Kiribati Medical Assistance Team, or KIRIMAT.

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24-04-2023

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Casey ST, Cook AT, Ferguson MM, Noste E, Mweeka KT, Rekenibai TE, Snowdon W. Strengthening health emergency response capacity in Kiribati: establishing the Kiribati Medical Assistance Team (KIRIMAT). Western Pac Surveill Response J [Internet]. 2023 Apr. 24 [cited 2024 Jun. 25];14(6):3. Available from: https://ojs.wpro.who.int/ojs/index.php/wpsar/article/view/1013

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