17 Sep 2016

Tuvalu med graduates to train in Kiribati

5:44 am on 17 September 2016

Students from Tuvalu who graduated from medical school in Cuba are expected to undergo their internship training with Kiribati's Health Ministry next year.

Health Secretary Teatao Tiira told Radio Kiribati News the new graduates will join their fellow trainee doctors from Tuvalu who are currently in the country undergoing a two-year internship in the Kiribati Internship Training Programme.

Dr Tiira said the Tuvaluan students will be joined shortly in the programme by three medical students from Nauru who are expected to arrive in the country sometime this month.

The Kiribati Internship Training Programme was initiated by Kiribati's Ministry of Health and Medical Services with the support and financial assistance from the New Zealand Government.