Ministers from the Pacific with Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid (center), Ms Lubna Baqi UNFPA Deputy Director, and Hon. Dr Jiko Luveni, Speaker of the House of Representative Parliament of Fiji.
Princess Sarah Zeid visits Lautoka and Nadi Hospitals
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.
Over the past 2 days, the Technical Experts have been reflecting on strengthening health systems and on areas relating to reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.
It has been identified that existing health systems require strengthening mechanisms in the Pacific for increasing resilience. Strengthening health systems will allow the Pacific to cope with the health threats posed by climate.
The meeting objectives have been to introduce the renewed Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, a key delivery platform for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and identify steps towards implementation and investment in the Global Strategy for the Pacific Island Countries.
While reflecting on the impacts of climate change on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) and the RMNCAH contribution to the resilience of Pacific Island populations to climate change.
*This is being hosted by the Fiji Ministry for Health and Medical Services, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).