|Proposed Start Date||August 2017|
|Assignment Location||Nuku'alofa, Tonga|
The high prevalence of diabetes and increase in diabetic related amputation is a major challenge for the health service in Tonga.
Use your skills in orthotics to be a part of this exciting new initiative to provide training and mentoring to the staff of the Ministry of Health (MOH) at the National Diabetes Centre (NDC) in order to introduce offloading as a technique to heal diabetic related ulcers to prevent amputation.
You will also contribute to the work of the NDC and other stakeholders in Tonga to raise awareness of persons with diabetes, the general public, referral networks and medical personnel of early identification and treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. You will also support the service to strengthen the multi-disciplinary management of clients with diabetic foot ulcers.
There will also be opportunities to contribute learning to Motivation Australia’s Regional Amputation Prevention Programme (RAP) initiative that is intended to reduce the number of amputations in the Pacific Region caused by secondary complications of diabetes.