Last week, the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WHO WPRO) Director, Dr. Takeshi Kasai met wit PIHOA Executive Director, Emi Chutaro, NCD Regional Epidemiologist for the USAPIs, Dr. Haley Cash and Pacific Islands Primary Care Association (PIPCA) Executive Director, Clifford Chang. Topics discussed include the regional epidemiology unit activities, regional human resources for health initiative, regional lab strengthening initiative and the USAPI community health centers.

Ms. Chutaro and Ms. Janet Camacho, PIHOA Deputy Director will be attending the Seventieth session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the Western Pacific in Manila next week. Joining them will be PIHOA Board President and Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation CEO, Esther Muna to discuss public health challenges in the USAPIs.