Wednesday, 1 February 2012

state visit

Today at Talua we were privileged to host a state visit from the honourable Minister for Health and other directors of various sections in his portfolio.  They are on a tour of South Santo.  It was a quick visit; salu-salus were hung, welcomes made, a short talk, questions, answers, exchange of gifts, and then refreshments were served.

I was sorry they did not stay longer.  I think there were a more questions that we would like to have discussed.

They spoke briefly about health initiatives in Santo bush, AIDS (now 5 confirmed cases in Vanuatu, but there are high risk factors present for its spread) and teenage pregnancy.  There was talk of training mission workers in Santo bush to be able to provide some form of health services as well.

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