Monday, 21 April 2008 8:38 AM

Bulk Assistance towards Solomons Health Sector

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding paves the way for better health in Solomon Islands.

The agreement signed between the Ministry of Health, Australia's government through its Embassy in Honiara, the World Health Organization and the UNICEF last Friday sees a total fund of SBD$400 million being committed to the nation's health over a spread of five years.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Australian High Commissioner, Peter Hooton said the funding is the first of such bulk assistance from Australia, to which he is grateful to be a part of.

A WHO representative said that they are very happy to be involved in the signing of the partnership agreement to help the Ministry of Health in the country.

He said that they are hopeful the signing of the MOU will mark a very important beginning of working together in partnership with the government of Solomon Islands to help with the country's health.

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