The Ministry of Health and Medical Services is committed to addressing the issue of gender equality and social inclusion.
Acting permanent secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr Maciusela Tuicakau said they have developed a training manual to address the issue following a comprehensive review on the subject.
Dr Tuicakau told a manager’s workshop that gender equality is important for the achievement of sustainable management and development of the health sector.
“This marks an important event in the calendar of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services for our commitment and dedication to ensuring that as a Government Agency and as a Health Sector, we address issues pertaining to Gender in our House,” said Dr Tuicakau.
The Australian High Commission’s Counselor for Development Cooperation in Fiji and Tuvalu, Ms Joanne Choe said Australia is strongly committed towards gender mainstreaming and social inclusion and is proud to support the development of this training workshop.