New Zealand High Commission Port Vila, Vanuatu
Saama Receives New Aid Post From New Zealand
The New Zealand High Commissioner, Bill Dobbie, officially opened a newly built aid post for the community of Saama, North Efate on Friday 27 April 2012.
The aid post was built with funding from the New Zealand Aid Programme's 'Basket blong Sapotem Kommuniti KAMAP' (BSK) envelope. The main objective of the project is to provide improved health services to the communities. The present condition of rural health facilities is impacting directly on the ability of health professionals to deliver health services to Vanuatu's population. Having improved health facilities in the rural areas should reduce some stress on the urban health services.
"Health is very important. Like the people of Vanuatu, the Government of New Zealand wants the people of Vanuatu to be healthy", said High Commissioner Dobbie.
Mr Dobbie added that the construction of this aid post is a perfect expression of the partnership between New Zealand and Vanuatu.
"New Zealand is a friend and neighbour to Vanuatu. That us why we have supported this aid post project. It is a testament of partnership. Just like the broader New Zealand-Vanuatu partnership, community members, stakeholders, and the Ministry of Health have come together with the New Zealand Government to implement this project".