Health Ministry deploys team to Anuta after reports of dysentery

(SIG/GCU Release): The Ministry of Health and Medical Services is actively investigating reports of a dysentery outbreak on the remote Anuta Island, Temotu Province. Reports of the outbreak first appeared on SIBC Radio last week. An elder in the community told SIBC and Lata Hospital that there have been 37 suspected cases of dysentery, resulting…

Mua urges global community to recognise Taiwan at the world assembly

(SIG/GCU Release): Solomon Islands Minister of Health and Medical Services, Hon. Dickson Mua has urged the Global Community to recognise the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan to fully participate at the World Health Assembly. Hon. Mua is currently leading the Solomon Islands delegation to the 72nd World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on…

Top doctor resigns

A top surgeon at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) has tendered his resignation amidst calls by the Leadership Code Commission for doctors to cease their private practices. Dr Dudley Baerodo, the country’s only urology specialist, confirmed to Solomon Today Post he had submitted his resignation letter to the Public Service Commission (PSC) last week. “Yes, I’ve…

Ministry steps up the fight on dengue

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services is expanding its surveillance and awareness efforts to fight dengue into the provinces in anticipation of greater movement of people during the upcoming festive season and hence the spread of the Aedes mosquito-borne disease. Under Secretary Health Improvement in the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Dr Christopher…

Western Province ready to implement CLTS

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has successfully completed a week-long Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) training of local facilitators in Western Province last week. Around 30 individuals comprising of village facilitators, staff from the Provincial Environmental Health and Health Promotion Department and Solomon Islands Red Cross participated in the program. The program,…