In a bid to celebrate the remarkable women of Vanuatu, the Vanuatu Daily Post proudly unveils its latest series shining a spotlight weekly on women from diverse backgrounds making a difference in the communities around Vanuatu.

Following the success of last month’s series commemorating International Women’s Day (IWD), this captivating initiative promises to continue inspiring readers with stories of resilience, dedication, and achievement.

Kicking off this week’s feature is Ms Cathy Ngatu, a compassionate nurse hailing from the Solomon Islands. Currently stationed at Norsup Hospital on Malekula Island in MALAMPA Province, Ms Ngatu brings with her a wealth of experience and a heart full of compassion.

Originally from the Solomon Islands, Ms Ngatu, a 53-year-old widow and mother of six with three grandchildren.

Being a Diploma holder in Midwifery Nursing from the Solomon Islands National University, Ms Ngatu journey into the medical field has initially began at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Joining the Vanuatu Recruitment in 2019, Ms. Ngatu served at Liro Health Centre on Paama Island. She remained there until the 6th of February this year when she was posted to Norsup Hospital to work as a Nurse in Maternal Child Health.

Speaking from her experience as a nurse who have been working in the rural areas of Vanuatu, Ms Ngatu relayed that one of the main challenges they face is that the hospitals have very limited resources to work with.

Additionally, nursing, according to her, is challenging and demanding of time, commitment, effort and willingness. However, she stated that she enjoys working as a nurse in Maternal Child Health where they do child welfare, vaccinations, school vaccinations and other responsibilities that comes with the position.

“For me as nurse, nursing is caring for not only sick people but for myself, my family, friends, community, and surrounding environment,” she said.

As the Vanuatu Daily Post continues its mission to celebrate the unsung heroes shaping the nation’s future, Ms Ngatu’s story serves as a testament to the resilience and dedication of women in Vanuatu and beyond.

Stay tuned for more inspiring profiles in the weeks to come.