Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr Lester Ross has congratulated UNICEF for its assistance towards addressing malnutrition in Solomon Islands.
UNICEF is funding a week-long training integrated management of severe acute malnutrition, currently held for health workers in Honiara.
The Permanent Secretary says the training will be a great help as country is experiencing a number of disease out-breaks.
“We look forward to this particular assistance that will help address the problem of malnutrition, especially in children in this country. We continue to face a lot of challenges recently with continuos outbreaks of all sorts and I’m sure that you’ll also be able to see apart from the malnutrition I think we are having a measles outbreak at the moment as well so.”
The training is facilitated by two medical experts from India.