6 Sep 2016

Tonga looking to Singapore for health training

1:28 pm on 6 September 2016

Tonga's King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u are in Singapore to seek help for the training of Tongan health workers.

Tonga Health Minister, Saia Piukala.

Tonga Health Minister, Saia Piukala. Photo: Massey University

The Health Minister Saia Piukala and the Director of Health, Siale 'Akauola, are part of the delegation, which wants training to help staff confront the surge in non-communicable diseases and public health issues.

Radio Tonga reports that Singapore's healthcare system has been rated one of the world's best by the World Health Organisation.