PAPUA New Guinea and Vanuatu share similar concerns when it comes to providing healthcare to its people, says an official.
This was made known at a presentation by the acting director of corporate service, policy and planning for Vanuatu’s ministry of health Judith Melsul, to PNG Health secretary Dr Osborne Liko and his deputy Ken Wai on Friday at the Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance (Pilag).
On the last day of the delegation’s official meetings with department heads, Liko pointed out that both PNG and Vanuatu shared the same concerns with accreditation processes in getting their human resources trained and skilled for the health sector
“Basically, looking at our situations, we share the same common gaps and challenges in terms of the workforce and governance and even in terms of the funding component of supporting all the respective priorities in implementing the national plans.”
Liko said he would deliberate with the senior executive management on the common issues that both countries shared.
“I don’t want to make big promises here, or say that we have all the solutions but rather discuss how we can work together to address our common issues..
The National / PNG Health Watch
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