EU praised for boosting local health capacity

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BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services has lauded the European Union for support towards boosting infrastructure capacity which has reduced ‘bottleneck’ at the ministry.

Deputy Secretary for Public Heath Dr Nemia Bainivalu said the recent support rendered towards the ministry of health has boosted the ministry’s capacity in terms of infrastructure.

“We would like to acknowledge the recent support by European Union that helps boosts the capacity of the Environmental Health division on terms of infrastructure, housing, office and transport,” Bainivalu said.

He said his ministry is working on restructuring the division, that if approved they see by next year few units will be separated into departments to reduce bottlenecks.

“Also with the support of World Bank to COVID-19 we would like to ensure that environmental Health benefits in terms of human resources capacity and training.

“The ministry is trying to prioritize support to environmental health given the broad functions and roles it plays,” Bainivalu said.


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