Japanese development aid funding splits Pacific unity on key WHO post

Dr Colin Tukuitonga, a New Zealander of Niuean descent and proposed by New Zealand, was given resounding support for his nomination from Pacific countries. Image: AUT

AUCKLAND, 21 SEPTEMBER 2018 (ASIA PACIFIC REPORT) -The Western Pacific post for the World Health Organisation (WHO) is a vitally important role for the region. However,earlier unity over a strong Pacific candidate has slipped. All the headlines at last week’s Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru were political so the upcoming nomination and election next month […]

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