The second Pacific Islands Program Collaboration and Service Integration (PCSI) Conference opened on Monday at the International Conference Center. The conference, hosted by the Ministry of Health, continues through Friday.
Supported by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), PCSI is “a mechanism for organizing and blending interrelated health issues, activities, and prevention strategies to facilitate comprehensive delivery of services.”
Participants of the conference include health providers and partner agencies from the US affiliated Pacific islands who are sharing their expertise and programs for prevention and control of HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), tuberculosis (TB), Hansen’s disease, and diabetes.
Health Minister Kalani Kaneko called for strengthening collaboration between disease programs and supporting appropriate service integration to improve public access to services.
Read more about this in the July 15, 2016 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.