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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-04-03 17:24:16 -0700 | health-news

Diabetes Fiji chairman Dr Wahid Khan said this at the primary health care practitioners training on diabetes management in Suva last week. Dr Khan said they had begun a trial in three areas called Community Peer Groups where diabetics in...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-04-03 17:23:19 -0700 | health-news

Ana Madigibuli Friday, April 04, 2014 THE cost of development projects for the Serua Province for past year was recorded at $113,032. This was highlighted by permanent secretary for iTaukei Affairs Savenaca Kaunisela during the province's council meeting in Navua...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-04-02 13:56:34 -0700 | health-news

Red Cross Fiji volunteers for the worst during natural disasters was one of the key objectives of a one-day workshop in Sigatoka over the weekend. Fiji Red Cross Society resource manager Dianne Masih-Reddy said the development workshop was aimed at...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-03-31 15:01:00 -0700 | health-news

Health team conducting cervical cancer tests in Lau Group confirmed 10 cases. Team leader and Eastern Division medical officer Dr Eliki Nanovu said many women were taking advantage of the mobile cervical cancer test team which was a good sign...
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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 2014-03-30 13:20:02 -0700 | health-news

Fiji chairman Dr Wahid Khan has challenged private practitioners to be involved in the management of diabetes in Fiji. Addressing primary health practitioners at a training session on diabetes management in Suva, Dr Khan said private doctors had more time...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-03-28 15:13:08 -0700 | health-news

Australia has completed screening heart patients for free surgery in May. The Sydney Adventist Hospital team was at Suva's CWM Hospital yesterday screening patients referred to them by their doctors. Open Heart International project co-ordinator Melanie Windus said doctors at...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-03-28 15:11:35 -0700 | health-news

Navua Hospital had to be transferred quickly as water from the Navua River entered the hospital building yesterday. Five patients and a body was transferred to the CWM Hospital. Government officials and hospital staff ensured all patients and medical equipment...
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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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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-03-27 16:47:43 -0700 | health-news

Permanent secretary for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation Dr Josefa Koroivueta said the ministry assisted single mothers financially under the social welfare scheme. "Under the 310 being assisted, 51 were teenagers," said Dr Koroivueta. The department has also found...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-03-27 17:04:56 -0700 | health-news

This was highlighted by the Namosi acting provincial administrator, Iakobo Waqanidrola, during the Namosi Provincial Council meeting in Navua yesterday. The largest amount of funds that was given to the province was in 2011, totalling $700,000 compared to $500,000 for...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-03-27 16:47:37 -0700 | health-news

Ratu Suliano thanked the vanua, the church and the government for working together in developing the Namosi Province. He said the church had a significant role to play in providing spiritual guidance to the people of Namosi. "The decision I...
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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

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 2014-03-26 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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