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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-03-31 14:59:32 -0700 | health-news

Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation Dr Jiko Luveni. "Women must have the confidence to be assertive so that there are efforts to include women as beneficiaries of development programs which has shown in the allocation of a...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-02-22 12:26:44 -0800 | health-news

The organisation has purchased insecticides to carry out mosquito control intervention for the next three months. "This financial support from SPC is an unusual response related to the specific nature of the worsening dengue epidemic in Fiji and the type...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-02-24 12:39:48 -0800 | health-news

The training, which ends today, teaches a new method of cardiac care including people that collapse during cardiac arrest. "This training is for anyone with abnormality in their heart rhythm that makes them unstable and unwell. It's teaching people steps...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-02-24 12:39:45 -0800 | health-news

He was responding to queries about the authenticity of death reports received from members of the public. Dr Kama said the Ministry of Health noticed there were issues regarding the updating of information received from the different centres in the...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-02-24 12:39:44 -0800 | health-news

Cdr Cawaki said a damaged facility during a cyclone could be replaced but the loss of life could not be substituted. "The kind of damage that occurs during a cyclone, especially to infrastructure, is something that can be repaired," he...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-02-24 12:36:18 -0800 | health-news

Nasik Swami Tuesday, February 25, 2014 THE Social Democratic and Liberal Party is ready to take on challenges come the general election in September. This is the message from party senior executive Dr Tupeni Baba, who said they were ready...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-03-26 17:34:55 -0700 | health-news

This was revealed by Dr Joji Malani who told this newspaper the figure was much more than anticipated. "There have been a number of approximations and studies done over the years which suggest new cases of end-stage kidney diseases between...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-03-26 17:34:43 -0700 | health-news

The annual event organised by Westpac aims to encourage people around Fiji to take part in 11 centres on Saturday. "The Move for Health morning walk is a population-based event," Ms Younger said. "This event provides a focal point to...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-03-26 17:34:43 -0700 | health-news

Patrick Sade has suffered from tuberculosis twice in his short lifetime. The Lami resident told this newspaper, while celebrating World Tuberculosis Day, that being a sufferer of the disease brought many challenges to his life, including the shedding of weight...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-03-06 13:38:26 -0800 | health-news

The Pacific region, including Fiji, has some of the highest rates of the disease globally, a report drafted by Health Ministry chief pediatrician Dr Joseph Kado revealed. He said the prevalence of RHD in Fiji in children between five and...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-03-16 13:34:29 -0700 | health-news

These words were rendered by the Health Minister Dr Neil Sharma while commissioning CWM Hospital projects last week. He said the newly-commissioned International Women's Association (IWA) Wellness Centre would provide a central hub for areas of women's health incorporating advocacy...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-03-06 13:31:22 -0800 | health-news

This was confirmed by national advisor communicable disease Dr Mike Kama at a presentation at USP yesterday. Dr Kama said as of February 28, with the period of data collection from October last year to February this year, eight people...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-02-25 12:04:48 -0800 | health-news

WHO Division of Pacific Technical Support emerging disease surveillance and response representative Dr Eric Nilles said they would provide MOH with another 5000 this week. Several private medical practitioners, however, have said there was a shortage of dengue test kits...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-03-03 12:54:11 -0800 | health-news

Concerned parent Ramendra Naidu said the service was pathetic. Mr Prasad said since arriving at the hospital at 3pm only one female doctor was attending to patients in the outpatient department and she was working tirelessly. "I do not blame...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-03-27 16:52:17 -0700 | health-news

Eat well (fresh fruits and vegetables) and keep active (30 minutes of moderate regular exercises), keep a good level of cholesterol, maintain healthy weight for your height, be a non-smoker and drink good amounts of water daily." Dr Malani suggested...
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