Solomon Islands

 

Population: 595,613 (July 2009 est)
GDP per capita (PPP): $1,900 (2008 est)
Total expenditure on health per capita: $107 (Intl $, 2006) 

The Solomon Islands are a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Papua New Guinea.Independence was achieved in 1978.

Implementing Partner in-Country: Honiara General Hospital (Dr. James Auto and colleagues)

Life for a Child Support

Commenced 2008

Honiara General Hospital is the main hospital of the Solomon Islands. The Government provides insulin but is unable to provide test strips for self-monitoring, so we are helping with this for the 4 youth known with type 1 diabetes.