Nurses and dentists in Kiribati are learning new skills and several clinics are to be renovated as part of the Pacific Partnership aid mission.
The New Zealand defence force led mission in Kiribati has a focus on school and health infrastructure.
The acting deputy secretary of the Tungaru Central Hospital Tekoaua Temaroa says they are grateful to have the Pacific Partnership in Kiribati, as it's a great opportunity for dentists and nurses to upgrade their skills.
He says the renovation of several clinics will make services a better environment for both staff and patients.
"We are thinking of trying to provide services that are more efficient, more comfortable for them and they can be having an impact on their lives. We are more concentrating in trying to upgrade. Most of our staff they have been able to help us out in certain training, certain procedures maybe on resuscitation or any other medical procedures that are required for the benefit of our people."
The acting deputy secretary of the Tungaru Central Hospital Tekoaua Temaroa.