HEALTH MINISTER ATTENDS 70TH SESSION OF THE WHO REGIONAL MEETING

The Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete is currently attending the 70th WHO regional meeting in the Philippines where regional health leaders from the Western Pacific region have gathered to discuss priority health issues.

Speaking from Manila, Dr Waqainabete said preliminary discussion centred around the health islands initiative to make the western Pacific region the safest and healthiest place to live in.

Some areas of discussion during the meeting will include protecting children from the harmful impact of food marketing, action to fight antimicrobial resistance, tobacco control and promoting well-being into older age.

Dr Waqainabete is expected back in the country on the 19th of this month.