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Second Color Explosion to support Wellness Activities.

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The Minister for Health and Medical Services Mr Jone Usamate launched the Color Explosion Fiji 2016 “Rang De Viti” meaning “Let’s Color Fiji” program at the Waterfront Hotel in Lautoka last week.

This event, now in its second year, is ideally developed to encourage people to engage in physical activities and enjoy a healthy life, moving away from the deadly effects andt burdens of NCDs.

The actual Rand De VGiti will be held on the 30th of January in Lautoka and it is anticipated that there will be an influx of participants compared to last year.

Participants at the program will walk 5.7 km wearing a white t-shirt and as they pass a colour pit stop, they will be showered with color powder, finishing in a rainbow of hues.

The organising president of the color explosion Dr Ram Raju said that the committee intends to raise fund through the program which will eventually be directed to the wellness outreach program, and has welcomed the support of people around Fiji. “We want to create and capture an opportunity for the people of Fiji to visit Lautoka as often people in Lautoka move to other areas such Nadi or Suva to attend events”, said Mr Raju.

Minister Usamate applauded the initiative of the Color Explosion and has welcomed their continued partnership with the Health Ministry for future projects.

Princess Sarah Zeid visits Lautoka and Nadi Hospitals

Princess Sarah Zeid visits Lautoka and Nadi Hospitals

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Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid was accorded a warm welcome in the west as she visited the Lautoka and Nadi hospitals this week.

Princess Sarah had a particular interest in meeting with the patients and staff at these health facilities while attending the Technical Experts and Ministerial consultations meeting on Denarau Island.

HRH Princess Sarah champions the importance and innovation of, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health in humanitarian and fragile settings as the Every Women, Every Child (EWEC) strategy moves into implementation.

Her Royal Highness, Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordon commended the efforts of the health officials at Lautoka and Nadi Hospital.