May 24, 2019
Reported by ERICK NALAU (Mr.)
Senior Public Health Educator
What is P-LEADS?
The P-LEADS JICA's master course education program that was announced in the PALM 7 on May, in 2015, and it aims to foster young leaders who play a vital role towards the resolution of development challenges in Pacific Islands Countries, as well as to further strengthen the relationships between their countries and Japan.
Name: Erick Nalau
Organization: Vanuatu College of Nursing Education
Training Period: 2016 to September 2018 (1st Batch)
University: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Research Theme: Assessment of the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of Vanuatu Nurses towards Prevention and control of Hypertension
My name is Erick Nalau, I graduated from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in the fall graduation in 2018, with a master's degree in public health management. Through my studies I came to understand how to strengthen the core components of the health system towards the achievement of universal health coverage, with an emphasis on primary health care.
Knowledge I have gain would help me to well participate in strengthening some of the core components of health system towards the achievement of universal health coverage, with an emphasis on Primary Health Care.
Studying in Japan was an opportunity of exchanging ideas and experiences within Japanese health practices and other international health practices in providing primary health care.