DHSA Program Manager Dionisio E. Saimon wins MCHB Director’s Award

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SaimonPALIKIR, Pohnpei—Dionisio E. Saimon, Program Manager for the Family Health Services Unit in the Department of Health & Social Affairs (DHSA), has spent his career fully committed to the health needs of our country. This commitment was recently recognized by the United States Government in the form of Mr. Saimon’s receipt of the 2017 Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Director’s Award. These awards are presented annually to select individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to the health of infants, mothers, children, adolescents, and children with special health care needs.

“For the 20 years I’ve been working with this program,” said Mr. Saimon in a December 21st, 2018 meeting, “it’s the second time the award has been given in the Pacific…the first time was to another Program Manager in Saipan but this, this is the first time for the FSM. The award is the result of many people working hard together; it’s a team effort, not just me.”

In a brief meeting with Mr. Saimon, H.E. President Christian extended his sincere thanks and congratulations to Mr. Saimon for his accomplishments. “It is not very often that our citizens receive this level of award and the deserving recognition from entities or organizations external to the FSM”, the President stated. The Governments and citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia are proud of Mr. Saimon and the positive contributions his work has produced for the benefit of the Nation.