The International Skills and Training Institute in Health (ISTIH) provide assistance in the training of health workers, primarily in the Asia Pacific region. Following the Indian Ocean Tsunami in late 2004 it became clear that a significant number of the health training facilities were destroyed, and that health professionals and teaching staff had either fallen victim to the disaster, or left the region. A number of prominent West Australian individuals formed the International Skills and Training Institute in Health (ISTIH) to mobilise staff in the region and help to develop and support new and existing training programs in medicine, nursing and allied health areas, as well as developing new programs in other regions.
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