Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62IMPACT T H E G LO B E • 2 0 1 7 yclone Winston was the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in Fiji and the South Paciic Basin in recorded history. he storm passed directly over many islands in Fiji, where a national record wind gust of 306 km/h (190 mph) was recorded. In advance of the storm’s arrival in Fiji, numerous shelters were opened, and a nationwide curfew was instituted. Striking Fiji at Category 5 intensity, Winston inlicted extensive damage on many islands and killed 44 people. A total of 31,200 homes were damaged or destroyed, and approximately 350,000 people— roughly 40 percent of Fiji’s population—were signiicantly impacted by the storm. Latest estimates have put the total damage from Winston at around FJ$2 billion (US$ 1 billion). he majority of these rural dwellers are now with very limited or no income and have extensive damage to infrastructure and maritime ports, which means expensive and limited access to health services. he donated items from ICD Global Visionary Fund will enable dental staf to provide extra visits to communities, perform emergency extractions illings for teenagers and adults, and at the same time, carry out their routines. Dr. Joan Yee Show Lal is National Advisor of Oral Health for the Ministry of Health & Medical Services Suva, Fiji. C adfaf 2 1 Journal of the International College of Dentists CYCLONE WINSTON Dental staff provided extra visits to communities and performed emergency extractions and illings for teenagers and adults throughout Fiji. In advance of Cyclone Winston’s arrival in Fiji, numerous shelters were opened with supplies donated from the College Global Visionary Fund.