Ministry of Health Officials under the Rural WASH Program together with the Solomon Waters officer who have recently undertook a month long training in Australia have presented their Action plan report to the Environmental health department last Friday.
The team led by the Ministry of Health Research and training Officer Leonard Olivera undertook a month long training under the Australian Fellowship Award Program in Queensland University of Technology.
After the training, they develop an action plan that was presented.
In his presentation, Mr Oliver said their action plan ‘The AAF 15 Rural water Supply Sanitation and Hygiene Integrated Strategy Action Plan, AAF 15 RWASH-ISAP aims to improve governance, enhance policy development and implementation, strengthens data collection, information management and communication, identify appropriate methods and techniques for water treatments, indicate culturally applicable and cost effective measures to improve hygiene, and to guide professional and technical capacity building.
Environmental health director Mr Nanau said the report was timely and inclusive.
“I commend you for this job well done. We will have a budget for this report, and its implementation.”
WASH project is a partnership between the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical services, The Solomon Water together with the Queensland University of Technology.
By CHARLEY PIRINGI