International Public Health (Fiji) with Darisha Datt (Fiji Cancer Society)
Crossing international waters we chat with Darisha Datt, Program Manager at the Fiji Cancer Society in this episode of HPN to highlight the underpinning public health has on the work nurses do and of course the different paths you can take with your nursing career. With 12 years experience in the Public Health sector as Program Manager Darisha’s core focuses are on cancer prevention and cancer care support.
Liam’s internship at Medical Services Pacific in Fiji where he met Darisha opened his eyes to the astounding difference between first and third world Public Health systems…. not only are they shatteringly under resourced but the impact that not being able to care properly for patients has on the medical professionals working on the frontline demonstrates just how much we take for granted in a well funded health system.
Darisha shares with us the challenge of trying to provide healthcare without things as simple as adult incontinence pads, stoma bags or even access to enough medication such as panadol,, highlighting the fundamental things that should be supplied by the ministry but just aren’t.
An eye opening chat you don’t want to miss!
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