Access to proper health services is a major concern in the rural communities, the transformational leadership and character education for peaceful co-existence training heard.
Women participants said that health issues in the rural or remote areas is a concern because of lack of access to certain basic services like infrastructure and communication.
During their discussions the women came up with different issues that affected them.
They said that often women encountered hard times especially when there is an emergency especially in the remote places that are far from health centers.
One of the male participants from Malaita said that in his community they have two clinics that serve them but lack proper facilities.
“There no proper sanitation and water supply.
No regular visits by qualified doctors to our clinics,” he said.
Another mother from Guadalcanal also shares the similar sentiment.
The participants believes that inorder to have a healthy home or nation there needs to be a healthy heart, mind and action.
“Some of the clinics in the rural communities only have untrained nurses and the facilities are also poor.
“Buildings are out of date and need renovation,” they uttered.
Sometimes when sick patients are rushed to the clinics there are no medicines, it was highlighted.
This is one of the needs that the national and provincial government needs to consider and addresses, they said.
They said that government should provide more funding in the area of health and build more clinic in the rural communities.
BY STEPHEN DIISANGO