FSM Department of Health and Social Affairs

Ambassador of Brazil Embassy in Manila, Philippines, paid a courtesy visit to the Secretary of FSM DHSA

Left to Right: First Secretary Gerson Gimenes, His Excellency Gilberto Fonseca Guimaraes de Moura, Honorable Secretary Marcus Samo, and Executive Secretary Sylveria Waltu

Ambassador-designate of the Federative Republic of Brazil, His Excellency Gilberto Fonseca Guimaraes de Moura and First Secretary Mr. Gerson Cruz Gimenes of the Embassy of Brazil in Manila, Philippines paid a courtesy visit to the Honorable Secretary of Health and Social Affairs, Mr. Marcus Samo. His Excellency shared with the Honorable Secretary and staff of a recent cooperation proposal from the Government of Brazil to the Federated States of Micronesia along with the proposal components that are relevant to health and social affairs noting the similarities in environmental and health settings of the two nations. The discussion around the cooperation proposal looks to expand the current scope under health and social affairs into accessing Brazil’s medical training programs, access to generic medicine, vaccine donation, sports development, and working support systems that can be replicated in the FSM. The courtesy call ended on a promising note of further cooperation and alignment with the Government of Brazil health services through the embassy to further the discussion on health collaboration.