PSRH Conference Samoa 2022

Pacific Emergency Maternity and Neonatal Training, freshly revised and in second edition, is demonstrated in a unique ‘Train the Trainers’ styled workshop. Perfect for passionate practitioners who will take the lessons and learnings from PEMNet back to their own country and spread the fire.

Pacific based health professionals – $20

Non-Pacific based health professionals – $80


  • Tuesday 30th August 8.00am(Registration) – 4.00pm
  • Wednesday 31st August 2022 8.30-4.00pm

Venue: National University of Samoa (NUS)

Presenters: Dr Sharron Bolitho, Dr Amanda Noovao-Hill


The pre-launch of the newly revised second edition of the Pacific Emergency Maternity and Obstetric Training programme will be a high-paced programme designed to ‘train the trainers’ who will take the programme back to their country and lead its implementation.Ā 

Please note that there is a strict limit on numbers of attendees. Be quick to ensure your place.Ā 


Dr Sharron BolithoĀ has been a member of PSRH for over 10 years andĀ  isĀ Ā the Leader for Facilitator Training for PEMNeT the Pacific Emergency Maternal and Neonatal Training Programme and the Leader of the PEMNeT Second Edition Project TeamĀ  for the revision of the Facilitatorā€™s GuideĀ  and Course Manual .Ā Ā SharronĀ  has been running PEMNeTĀ  Facilitator Training and supportingĀ  Pacific based teams to run PEMNET in- country since the original training in 2016. She works as a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist for the Canterbury District Health Board (Christchurch NZ). She is South Island Lead on theĀ  national team for PROMPT AotearoaĀ  (practical obstetric multi professionalĀ  training program).Ā  Ā She has done advanced simulation instructor training at the Boston Center for Medical SimulationĀ  and had a recent ā€˜simulation sabbaticalā€™Ā  at the Manawa Simulation Centre in Christchurch.Ā Ā Ā She has also recently served 2 terms on theĀ  RANZCOG Global Health Committee. Her passion is preventing mother and baby deathsĀ  through practical ā€˜hands onā€™ emergency skills and teamwork training in Aotearoa and the rest of the Pacific Region.Ā  Ā 

Dr Amanda Noovao-Hill – is an extremely experienced Ā Pacific Island obstetrician and gynaecologist. A former Associate Professor at Fiji National University (FNU) College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Dr Noovao Hill is also a RANZCOG Fellow. She has recently moved her family to Australia but continues to work alongside PSRH in our work in the Pacific Islands.