Republic of Nauru (RON) Hospital is located in Yaren and provides basic medical care; specialist treatment is mainly limited to diabetes and other obesity-related diseases at the Naoero Public Health Centre, run by the Department of Public Health. Radiological services and lab work are available at RONH and there is an operating theatre, but no facilities for MRI or CT scans. Anyone with serious illnesses and injuries that cannot be treated on the island must be sent by air to Australia. There is no pharmaceutical manufacturing or independent drug regulatory authority in Nauru. The Republic of Nauru Pharmacy imports pharmaceuticals from Australia and the Netherlands, and suffers from frequent shortages in supply as well as disruptions in distribution.
Charmaine Scotty is the minister for health, Lee Pearce is the Clinical Services Quality Specialist, Dr. Richard Leona (Medical Director & Urologist at RON), and Dr James Auto is the director of Public Health, as well as a paediatrician. Ted Jones is the operations manager. Telephone: +674 557 3060, +674 5573939, +674 5583900 After hours: +674 557 3060, +674 557 3064 (mobile)
DAISI attempted to negotiate a Memmorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Nauru and RON hospital in in March 2018, and we are still waiting for their reply. A DAISI team was planned for October 2018 but did not eventuate due to administrative issues.