Scholarships for health workers soon

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday November 5th, 2013


MORE scholarships will be made available soon for the country’s young doctors and nurses who wish to purse masters degree in Taiwanese universities.

Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Richard Maru revealed this in a media conference yesterday in Port Moresby after he returned from Taiwan.

Maru said there were many opportunities for young people to study in overseas universities and the government, through the health ministry, would be looking at sending more doctors and nurses to Taiwan for the masters programme.

“There are more opportunities for our young graduates, especially doctors and nurses, to study in those universities,” he said.

“Our doctors are becoming world leaders in medical science and with more training, they can come back and assist us.

“We will be recommending our health minister to make a trip to Taiwan to sign a memorandum of understanding with the health ministry over there to secure training for our staff and medical professionals.” 

Maru said students from other Pacific Islands had been offered scholarships by the Taiwan government to study in one of the 100 universities that have opened up opportunities.