Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Yoma Designated Acting Secretary of Health

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): April 24, 1997 - Acting President Jacob Nena has designated Mrs. Sizue G. Yoma, Administrator, Division of Preventive Health, Department of health Services, as Acting Secretary of Health Services from April 17, 1997, until the return of Secretary Eliuel K. Pretrick on or about April 27, 1997.

Secretary Pretrick left Pohnpei last week to attend the meeting of the Pacific Islands Health Officers Association (PIHOA) in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas. It was reported earlier that a team from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that has been given a contract to conduct a health service needs survey in the Freely Associated States and other United States of America jurisdictions will be at the meeting to talk with Health Officials at that Conference.

Acting President Nena urged that all cooperation be accorded to the Acting Secretary.

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