Port Vila, 14 October 2022; Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is celebrated each year on October 15th to increase global awareness of the importance of handwashing with soap. Handwashing with soap and clean water is among the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, which have claimed the lives of millions of children all over the world. During the COVID-19 pandemic, personal hygienic practices, especially handwashing with soap, is one of the key life-saving behaviours.
The Ministry of Health through Reproductive Maternal New born Child Adolescent Health (RAMNCAH) program conducted this week training on Sexual Gender Based violence (SGBV) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to Health care workers in Shefa Province.
Effective as of Monday 12 September 2022, the health requirement for a negative COVID-19 test or recovery letter prior to travel to Vanuatu has been removed.