WHO WORKS CLOSELY WITH HEALTH MINISTRY ON RELIEF

WHO is working closely with the Ministry of Health in relief efforts in the country. Photo credit: WHO.

WHO is working closely with the Ministry of Health in relief efforts in the country. Photo credit: WHO.

World Health Organisation, WHO is currently working closely with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services in its health response efforts to the recent disaster.

A WHO statement yesterday said this is expected to strengthen the health sector needs to include preventative and curative services, public health, vector control, food safety and nutrition, strengthening surveillance systems, conducting risk assessments, and risk communication.

Officer-In-Charge of the WHO Office in Solomon Islands Dr Audrey Aumua says the work needed should be massive as health and nutritional needs of the people on the ground are important.

Dr Aumua added, WHO remains committed in working closely with the government to ensure health services are provided to people in evacuation centers and those who are back in their homes.

SIBC News understands, as the effort is part of the Pacific Humanitarian Team, PHT, WHO is expected to lead the health cluster to response and coordinate with partners in the provision of the United Nation-wide support in the country.

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