2 Jul 2019

Vanuatu establishing NCD hubs

10:44 am on 2 July 2019

Vanuatu's Ministry of Health is in the process of building two hubs to treat non-communicable diseases in Port Vila and the Northern Town of Luganville.

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The new Director of Health Services, Russell Tamata said the two centres won't be attached to the referral hospitals but will operate independently as one-step centres to care for NCD patients.

Mr Tamata said the two hubs are in the process of partnering with churches to contribute items including wheelchairs to use to care for NCD amputees and other conditions.

He said with confidence that donor partners are already interested in the new project.

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