9 May 2019

Solomons struggling to achieve universal health coverage

From , 3:04 pm on 9 May 2019

The Solomon Islands health ministry says it is still struggling to achieve universal health coverage for its citizens.

This was revealed at a national health conference being held in Honiara this week.

Medical practitioners and administrators across the country travelled to the capital for the conference to share their experiences and try and find solutions to the country's significant health challenges.

Koroi Hawkins filed this report which starts with one of the conference delegates Dr Lazarus Neko.

The outpatients area at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Honiara hospital Photo: RNZ/Pacific Koroi Hawkins