The staff of the Department of Public Health now have their own uniform after years of wearing one that belongs to the Ministry of Health (MoH) team.
Acting Director of Public Health, Donald Pelam, said having a uniform creates a sense of belonging and togetherness.
”Having a uniform reinforces the idea that we are a team,” he said.
”There are many departments under the MoH. We will be able to identify ourselves as a team with our new uniform.” The Public Service Commission (PSC) has made it clear that it wants to see all departments and ministries under its jurisdiction to have own uniforms and logo to allow visibility and emphasize the department values.
Acting Director Pelam urged public health staff to start wearing their uniforms not only to the office but when they are on official travel to rural areas to maintain the department’s integrity.
The Department of Public Health is the first department within the ministry to have its own uniform.
The new uniform was launched following a dedication prayer from Pastor Shem Tema from the Vanuatu Christian Council (VCC).