FORTY-nine participants of a training program on primary health care for Pacific Islanders, including medical personnel in the North, were recently issued with NCD tool kits.
The Korean Embassy's trade and information officer Kim Ji-Yoon said the participants were awarded certificates after the completion of training.
Ms Kim said the NCD tool kit contained 16 essential medical items for the treatment of NCDs.
"This training program and the NCD tool kit bag are funded by the Korean Government and implemented by Seoul National University Hospital and College of Nursing and Medicine of Fiji National University from 2011 to 2013 on an annual basis," she said.
"A total of 97 healthcare professionals from 14 Pacific island countries have completed this training for the past three years.
"In concluding the five-week training course, a workshop on NCD management inviting health representatives of Pacific island countries was held on 25-26 September at the Forum Secretariat."
Ms Kim said the participants of the training program came up with a consensus statement on creating communities resilient to NCDs.