Monday, October 22, 2012

Dr. Dong-il Ahn, director of the World Health Organization -- South Pacific Office based in Suva, Fiji, presented his credentials to Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Lorin S. Robert, at the Department of Foreign Affairs Office in Palikir on October 22.

Dr. Ahn has held tenure with WHO since 1995 and was appointed Director of Pacific Technical Support/WHO Representative for the South Pacific, Suva, in January 2011.

Clockwise from top right: Ms. Wallace, Dr. Ahn, Richard from FSM WHO Liason Office. On the FSM side, Mr. Brendy Carl, Mr. Jackson Soram, Secretary Robert, and (partly visible) Mr. Marcus Samo, FSM Dept. of Health and Social Affairs during the presentation of credentials short meeting at the FSM Department of Foreign Affairs

Dr. Ahn was accompanied by Ms. Jane Wallace, senior health adviser at the Office of the WHO Representative in the South Pacific who is currently the acting Liason Officer for the WHO Liason Office in Palikir. (WHO is in the process of filling the CLO position at the Palikir Office, which also has jurisdictions in the Republic of Palau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.)

The WHO group later paid call on Dr. Vita A. Skilling, Dept. of Health and Social Affairs where the seat office for their presence in most of the North Pacific is nestled.

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