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Government and NGOs commit to mental health issues

July 29, 2019 7:19 am

The Health Ministry will work with Non-government Organizations to address mental health issues.

Speaking to FBC News, Health Minister Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete says they’re placing more importance in this area.

He says they aim to reach out and provide services to people who are going through difficult situations.

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“In the budget that we have for 2019/2020, we have set aside a few hundred thousand dollars for NGO’s and other charitable groups to work hand in hand with the ministry of health in supporting us in some areas that may not be our normal day to day core function.”

Dr. Waqainabete says they’ve noted at the government level that this is an on-going issue and there’s already discussions on the best way forward.

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