22 Nov 2002

Vanuatu government appoints first woman department head

12:08 pm on 22 November 2002

The Vanuatu Government has, for the first time, appointed a woman to head a department.

Meriam Abel, who is a board member of the World Health Organisation, has been named the new Director General of Health.

She is a career public servant with a degree in tropical health and nursing qualifications.

Meanwhile, the Public Serivce Commission has made Steven Tahi the new Director General of Lands.