Nauru better equipped to face emerging infectious diseases
Written by Christelle Lepers   
Monday, 29 September 2008

ImageWith new stockpiles of personal protective equipment (PPE) for animal and human health-care workers, the Republic of Nauru is now better equipped to cope with emerging infectious diseases, especially avian and pandemic influenza.

‘The world is facing growing threats from emerging infectious diseases, which continue to pose serious public health threats in the Asia Pacific Region’, says Dr Si Thu Win Tin, Director of Public Health, Nauru Ministry of Health. ‘Nauru supports the recommendation that countries and areas in this region must be better prepared to meet these challenges to minimise their impact on public health and economic development and prevent the spread of diseases.’