Public Health initiatives launched

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The Hon. Assistant Minister for Health & Medical Services Mrs Veena Bhatnagar launched public health initiatives last week.

This included the launch of Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) Strategic Plan 2015-2019, NCD Risk Factor STEPS report 2011, Global School Based Health Survey (GSHS), National Rural and Peri Urban Community Profiling report 2012-2013 and Community- directly observed treatment (CDOT).

Apart from this, the Khana Kakana Cookbook was commemorated for winning second place for best health and nutrition cookbook in the world at the 2015 Gourmand Cookbook Awards.

The Hon. Assistant Minister for Health & Medical Services also thanked WHO, Australian Government, the Australian and Fijian Red Cross, Fiji Health Sector Support Program and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.