SOLOMON ISLANDS AMONG PACIFIC NATIONS TO BENEFIT FROM AUSTRALIAN HEALTH

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (March 2, 2002 – Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation)---The Solomon Islands will be among Pacific Commonwealth countries to receive new health services assistance from Australia.

The AU$ 8 million (US$ 4,165,280) package is targeted at the delivery of medical services by volunteer Australian doctors and nurses in the Pacific Island countries concerned.

Nations qualifying for the assistance are Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Tuvalu, Samoa, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.

The assistance package was announced in Australia March 1 by Foreign Minister Alexander Downer.

Mr. Downer said the project will run for five years and will involve sending teams of specialists from Australia to offer on-the-job training to local medical staff in the recipient countries in the areas of sustainable hospital management and local health system reform.

For additional reports from the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation, go to PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT News/Information Links: Radio/TV News/Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation.

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