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Helping out Fiji after #TCWinston

Helping out Fiji after #TCWinston

Published 03/03/2016
Bendigo Unit volunteer joins humanitarian assistance mission to Fiji following Tropical Cyclone Winston

Helping out Fiji after #TCWinston

Bendigo SES volunteer Brett Walsh joins the humanitarian assistance mission to Fiji following TC Winston

Bendigo Unit volunteer part of humanitarian assistance mission to Fiji following Tropical Cyclone Winston

Brett Walsh is a volunteer with Bendigo SES. In his day job, Brett is a Clinical Nurse Specialist. Right now he's part of the Australian Government's humanitarian assistance mission to Fiji in the aftermath of ‪#‎TCWinston‬.

Brett is one of a team of 20 clinicians from Australia.

They're travelling village to village, working with local Fijian healthcare practitioners to provide primary health care to those affected by the cyclone, where the risk of communicable diseases such as dengue fever is high.

Brett says that the Fijian community has done amazing work following the cyclone as the clean up work continues.

Visit the DFAT website to learn more about the mission