WHO WESTERN PACIFIC REP MET PM SOGAVARE

From (C) Dr Shin, Prime Minister Sogavare and Health Minister Dr Kaitu'u flanked by WHO officials and PS Ministry of Health. Photo credit: GCU.

From (C) Dr. Shin, Prime Minister Sogavare and Health Minister Dr. Kaitu’u flanked by WHO officials and PS Ministry of Health. Photo credit: GCU.

The visiting World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for the Western Pacific Dr. Shin Young-soo has met Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in Honiara today.

Dr. Shin is visiting Solomon Islands this week as part of his regional tour of the Western Pacific Region.

The two leaders discussed issues regarding health services including issues of population growth in Solomon Islands and the role of WHO in helping its Member States combat diseases.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says health remains a top priority in the Solomon Islands and the Government is committed to improving health services in rural areas.

Dr. Shin acknowledges, there is more work to be done by WHO in assisting its Member States.

He also expressed his admiration for the Solomon Islands efforts in reducing Malaria incidences in the country over the last few years.

Dr. Shin and his delegation also travelled to Munda in Western Province where he visited Helena Goldie Hospital and the Samarae Area Health Clinic.

Besides a series of meetings, Dr. Shin has also toured a WHO sponsored building facility in Honiara.

Dr. Shin leaves Honiara today.

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