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Vanuatu doctors to learn more about Cyclone Pam's mental health impacts

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Medical specialists from Australia and New Zealand are in Vanuatu to help local practitioners learn how to treat and manage people with mental illness, and especially those who are suffering in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam.

A workshop is being run as part of the Pacifika Medical Conference, with more than 300 delegates from across the region in Port Vila this week.

Dr Nick Kowalenko from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists is in charge of the workshop, and while he concedes that tackling mental illness in Vanuatu won't be easy, he says there is plenty of support available.

Hilaire Bule

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