KOICA FIJI OFFICE TO BOOST MEDICAL SERVICES.

KOICA FIJI OFFICE TO BOOST MEDICAL SERVICES.

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The opening of the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Fiji office will strengthen the bilateral relationship between Fiji and Korea and will open many opportunities for further developments in the medical arena in Fiji.

This was revealed by the outgoing Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services Mrs Veena Bhatnagar as she delivered the congratulatory remarks in Suva last week.

Mrs Bhatnagar said that as a developing nation, Fiji has benefitted immensely in the past in terms of infrastructural developments and human resource capacity building, and opening the new office will further enhance these developments.

“I whole heartedly congratulate the Korean Government on the reopening of the KOICA office in Fiji, as this will open the door to many opportunities for the medical fraternity in regards to the provision of better healthcare services”, said Mrs Bhatnagar.

Korean ambassador to Fiji H.E. Seong-in Kim also expressed similar sentiments and said he was looking forward to working with his Fiji counterparts in improving the livelihood of people in Fiji.

“We have contributed to many developments in Fiji and with the opening of the new office, we will be able to collaborate more and hope to further assist in the provision of healthcare services.

Meanwhile the KOICA Fiji office will also be assisting neighboring Pacific Island countries as part of its commitment to socioeconomic development in the region.

Meet the New Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical services Mr Philip Davis

Meet the New Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical services Mr Philip Davis

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“I was excited when I took up the position of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Medical Services this week. I follow in the footsteps of several much-loved leaders and I will work hard to build on their achievements. I am also humbled by the fact that I am just part of a much bigger team. Good health services need good teamwork. We all know and value the wonderful work of our doctors and nurses. They are supported by hundreds of others ‘behind the scenes’ whose efforts ensure you and your loved ones receive the care you need. It’s vital that all of ‘Team Health’ works together so those services are there when they’re needed. In fact, every Fijian is also a member of ‘Team Health’ who can make their own contribution to staying fit and well by quitting smoking (or not starting), eating healthier foods, getting up moving about every day and, if we do consume alcohol, doing so in moderation. That’s how we can all help build a winning team”.

Laughing Samoans at CWM

Laughing Samoans at CWM

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Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepulea’i, known as the Laughing Samoans, visited children who have been diagnosed with cancer Saturday morning at CWM Hospital.

In partnership with WOWS Kids, a charitable organization for children living with cancer and other life threatening diseases, and Damodar Cinemas, conducting a fundraising campaign for towards WOWS efforts, the Laughing Samoans brought smiles to families in preparation for their show. They invited patients and their families to the show as well.

Supporting children with cancer has been a passion of the Laughing Samoans for years, and they continue to use their talents as a way to give back to the community. Proceeds from the event will go towards relief efforts of TC Winston. The Health Ministry thanks the Laughing Samoans and their partners for their efforts.