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Public health clinics

Mere Naleba
Thursday, June 26, 2014

A TEAM from Medical Services Pacific (MSP) is working closely with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation in setting up clinics in various communities to promote public health-related issues.

The clinics will enable the MSP team to educate members of the public in the communities they visit on key health areas, which are regarded as hot topics affecting those communities.

MSP executive director Jennifer Poole said targeted areas were non-communicable diseases, rheumatic heart disease, reproductive health and family planning and other areas of public health.

"We will be providing free medical services, which will also include free family planning products, advice and assistance," she said.

"We are also working in partnership with the Ministry of Health in those areas.

"We are also working closely in continuity with nurses so that there is ongoing support and continue of care for those that visit us."

A memorandum of understanding was signed by Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation permanent secretary Dr Joe Koroivueta and Ms Poole.

The MOU allows MSP officials to work closely with communities that have resource centres funded by the ministry.

"This project has got that boosting advantage and I am sure that the communities will be willing to come forward, especially the women because sometimes the workload in the community can be too much that they don't have time to come out where health access points are," Dr Koroivueta said.








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