FSM Department of Health and Social Affairs

Courtesy Visit: Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the FSM Department of Health and Social Affairs

Ambassador Mylene J. Garcia-Albano from the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Tokyo, Japan, paid a courtesy visit to the Acting Secretary of FSM DHSA, Mr. Scott Mori. Discussions focused on critical healthcare topics, including current collaboration between FSM DHSA and Philippines Department of Health to bring medical specialty teams to FSM, the shortage of healthcare professionals, medical referrals to the Philippines, potential collaborations with Philippines universities for educational opportunities in the medical fields for FSM students and trainings for current health staff, recruitment opportunities for medical staff from the Philippines, and future health services in the FSM.

The meeting ended on a positive note with a suggestion for the ambassador to visit Nan Madol while on Pohnpei, highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the site. This courtesy visit underscores the ongoing partnership between the Philippines and FSM in advancing healthcare initiatives.