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Minister of health in Vanuatu Moses Kahu

Constituency: Tanna
Duration of service as a Member of Parliament: 4 years
Education Onesua High School, Form 3, 1976
Party affiliation: Vanuaaku Pati (VP)
Originated from:
Previous work: Vanuatu Police Force
Positions held in Parliament:

Minister of Lands, Geology and Mines and Water Resources 2008-

Moses Kahu minister of health in Vanuatu
Vanuatu has a healthy climate and over 80% of the population lives in rural, isolated villages with access to their own gardens and food supplies. These geographically isolated communities have minimal access to basic health and education services. Churches and non-government organizations provide a minimal level of support to many rural villages. Vanuatu government health and education services are hard pressed to deal with the rapid increase of urban and peri-urban populations in informal and squatter settlements around Port Vila and to a lesser extent in Luganville. Health services in Port Vila and Luganville provide reasonable health care, often supported and enhanced by visiting doctors.

map of Vanuatu regions

Vanuatu has been divided into six provinces since 1994. The names in English of all provinces are derived from the initial letters of their constituent islands:

  • Malampa (Malakula, Ambrym, Paama)
  • Penama (Pentecost, Ambae, Maewo in French: Penama)
  • Sanma (Santo, Malo)
  • Shefa (Shepherds group, Efate in French: Shefa)
  • Tafea (Tanna, Aniwa, Futuna, Erromango, Aneityum in French: Tafea)
  • Torba (Torres islands, Banks islands)

Last update: 12 July 2010
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