Health workers around the country are undertaking a one-week training on integrated management of Severe Acute Malnutrition, SAM, in Solomon Islands.
The training, funded by UNICEF, is to equip health workers to better manage acute malnutrition in hospital and clinics around the country.
Officially opening the training this morning, Chief of the UNICEF Solomon Islands Field Office, Yon Jong Kang said the training will help Solomon Islands practice for integrated management of severe acute malnutrition to the rest of the pacific.
Mr Kang adds, children will now receive proper treatment of severe acute malnutrition after the health workers training.
“We are hopeful that we can showcase the Solomon Islands practice for integrated management of SAM to the rest of the Pacific. You know there are 14 countries in the Pacific, so Solomon Islands is the first country to introduce this one. More importantly, the children of Solomon Islands will now receive the appropriate treatment for SAM whether at the facility or at the home.”