Pacific Technical Support
In order to coordinate inter-country support programmes and ensure that necessary technical support can be provided, wherever needed within the Pacific, the Division of Pacific Technical Support was established with effect from 16 September 2010.
The WHO Representative in the South Pacific (WR, South Pacific) will also undertake the responsibility of the Director, Pacific Technical Support Division (DPS).
As a representative of the Director-General and the Regional Director, DPS will continue to coordinate and supervise WHO core functions in the Pacific island countries and areas covered by the WHO South Pacific Office; act as the first line supervisor for the Country Liaison Officers (CLOs) based in the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Tonga and Vanuatu; and serve as WHO focal point to coordinate with regional organizations and development partners working within the Pacific.
As a technical Director, DPS will coordinate and supervise the WHO intercountry technical support programme for the whole Pacific in consultation with the Director, Programme Management, and in collaboration with the WHO Representatives in Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Solomon Islands as well as with the technical directors in the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office.