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Ministry of Health & Medical Services

NOTICE

Dear Valued Customers,

The Ministry of Health & Medical Services is planning for a scheduled major upgrade to its PABX (telephone) systems to meet the growing demand from customers. This upgrade is critical to providing our Customers with the best experience.

The following sites will be affected, however all numbers remain the same and active throughout the upgrade process.

  • CWM Hospital 331 3444
  • Dinem House 330 6177
  • Namosi House 331 4988
  • Lautoka Hospital 666 0399
  • Nadi Hospital 670 1128
  • Sigatoka Hospital 650 0455
  • Western Health Office 666 0411
  • Labasa Hospital 881 1444

The upgrade work to be carried out is expected to be completed within 2 days of this advertisement.

For enquiries or further assistance please contact the undersigned.

Rajneshwar Prasad
Manager Information Technology and Innovation

E-mail: rajneshwar.prasad01@health.gov.fj

Mobile: (679) 990 4141

US CDC Vector App – Training

08-12-18                                                                                   

Media Release

Ministry of Health Environmental Health Officers Trained on US CDC Vector App

Environmental Health Worker testing the CDC APP in the field during the training.

Environmental Health Officers (EHO’s) from the Ministry of Health & Medical Services were this week trained on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epi Info Vector Surveillance Application.

This training on the use of the mobile app facilitated by Dr Rebecca Levine from the CDC will certainly boost the EHO’s in their mosquito surveillance program.

This new method of vector surveillance will be piloted in the Central Division early next year and is anticipated to enhance rapid access to information on hot spot areas for mosquito breeding.

The information gathered through this mode will be a vital tool for decision makers in efficiently and effectively planning and implementing interventions.

The 2 day training was jointly funded by the Ministry of Health and US State Department TechCamp grant awarded to the Ministry earlier this year.

Meanwhile the Ministry of Health and Medical Services continues to uplift the health service delivery with new innovations and this is certainly a milestone achievement in the fight against mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever.

Iron Supplement Program

25-10-18

Press Release

Health Ministry Continues Iron Supplement Program

 

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services has commenced   the National Iron and Micronutrient Supplementation (NIMS) Program for pregnant mothers, children under five years, primary school children and adolescent girls in Fiji.

The NIMS  program is evidence based coordinated in accordance with the National Nutritional  Periodical Survey (with actual blood testing ) conducted by the Ministry with partner agencies in 2015 (the latest) which indicated  that majority of the above mentioned group were highly anemic and  as such the need for the iron supplements was inevitable.

This is in line with the WHO guidelines on iron supplements which states that when there is a 40 % or more prevalence of anemia, the iron supplements are provided.

More than two thirds of those found to be anemic were found to have iron deficiency anemia.

In the attempt to address the issue, the Health Ministry has set up the iron supplementation program.

Phase one of the program has already commenced and has been targeted to provide iron supplements to identified health promoting primary schools (to address iron deficiency anemia) with deworming (to address anemia due to hookworm infestation)

Children attending MCH clinics, above the age of 1yr up to the age of 5yrs are routinely given Vitamin A supplements and are dewormed, will be adding iron supplements in the 2nd phase.

During the supplementation program informative parental consent forms are issued to acquire parental consent for all children who are provided the supplements.

Meanwhile The Health Ministry has been providing free iron supplementations for pregnant women at antenatal clinics for the more than 20yrs to reduce the burden of iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy.