Three areas that the Regional Director (Western Pacific Region) of the World Health Organisation Dr Takeshi Kasai will focus on includes the Health Security, NCD’S and Climate change in the Pacific which also concurs with the vision of the Health Ministry.

He revealed this while he was traditionally welcomed by senior staff members of the Ministry at the Holiday Inn to honor his official visit to Fiji and the Pacific.

Dr Kasai while addressing the senior health staff members pledged his commitment to support Fiji in its efforts to address these priorities which will benefit all Fijians.

“I always looked forward to working together with Fiji and I also commit to working together to develop this as one of the safest and healthiest vision. I thank you all for the trust in me and I will honor this”, Dr Kasai said.

Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete in response to Regional Director’s statement highlighted that the concerns raised were pertinent issues in our region and one that runs deeply in the hearts of all Fijian after the consecutive tropical cyclones and the latest NCD steps result for Fiji.

“We are investing in our young Health workforce to build their capacity to World Standards, improvement in our infrastructure to ensure health security for all Fijians and we’ve set a course to achieving Universal Health Coverage with a robust and responsive health system that continues to innovate in its development so as to provide better quality of life to our people”, Dr Waqainabete said.