Post-Tsunami Malaria in Indonesia--The Pivotal Contributions of Permanente Physicians

Post-Tsunami Malaria in Indonesia--The Pivotal Contributions of Permanente Physicians

David Witt, MD

Fall 2005 - Volume 9 Number 4

https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/05-062

In response to the December 2004 tsunami, Kaiser Permanente (KP) sent physician teams and supplies to Sri Lanka and Indonesia. I spent a month in Banda Aceh, Indonesia as the Clinical Director of the Malaria Emergency Technical and Operational Response (MENTOR) Initiative Aceh emergency team. KP provided the entire medical contingent for this MENTOR activity, nine doctors total, who either were Infectious Disease specialists or had experience in malaria treatment and abatement. This program is a United Kingdom-based nonprofit; its goal is to strengthen existing structures within countries that support malaria prevention and treatment. MENTOR provides the necessary support for: health care delivery, public health infrastructure, surveillance systems, funding for medications or pesticides, and for training. In the long term, the MENTOR goal is to have successfully supported a country's health care providers and governmental structures to enable them to continue the programs after MENTOR personnel have left, thus the double significance of the name "MENTOR."

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