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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – FIJI JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – FIJI JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – FIJI JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

06/05/2014

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June 2014 Issue – Theme: Women and Children’s Health

Submission Deadline 30th May 2014

September 2014 Issue – Theme: Environmental Health and Climate Change

 Submission Deadline 30th August 2014.

The FJPH is a Fiji based journal published for public health practitioners, public health researchers, clinicians and all allied health practitioners. Our goal is to provide evidence based information and analysis they need to enable them to make the right choices and decisions concerning their health and health services provided to ensure better health for all.

We seek to publish articles on public health issues in Fiji ranging from child health, maternal health, neglected tropical diseases, non-communicable diseases, wellness initiatives, environment, climate change, biomedical research, social-economic research, health determinants, and health systems research, health policies, reforms, information, human resources etc. Submissions on other topics are also welcome as long as they relate to public health issues.

We are now accepting submissions for our volume 3, Issue 2, 2014 edition on
the Theme: “Women and Children’s Health”. Submissions are due May 30th
2014.

We would also accept papers/articles that are not directly related to the theme. Please refer to the Instructions to Authors for more information on Submission requirements.

Also Find Below Theme for the September Issue, which is also now Open.

September 2014 Issue Theme:Environmental Health and Climate Change”. Submission Deadline 30th August 2014. 

For any further questions regarding submissions, email the Editorial team on
fjph12@gmail.com or mere.delai@govnet.gov.fj

 

HEALTH: FIGHT AGAINST DENGUE SHOWS POSITIVE RESULTS

 HEALTH: FIGHT AGAINST DENGUE SHOWS POSITIVE RESULTS

Written By: Website Editor

01/04/2014

The Health Ministry has noted that there is a downward trend in the real time statistics for dengue cases.

It has been a month since the since the intersectoral cleanup campaign took off and apart from this a lot of advocacy, awareness, prevention and precaution for dengue had been highlighted through the media continuously.

Health Minister Dr Neil Sharma said, “The story does not end here and the onus is now on individuals to take charge of their environment. People have to understand the environmental aspect effective on public health”.

“The dengue outbreak is a result of climate change and how we keep our environment”, Dr Sharma added.

It is important to also realize that climate change is also a contributor towards the continuation of dengue cases.

The Health Minister also urges municipalities and Fiji Roads Authority to constantly monitor drainage particularly in densely populated areas.

Waste management is an area that needs to be re looked at and improved especially in densely populated areas such as squatter settlements and housing areas.

The public is also urged not to dispose of rubbish irresponsibly as this leads to drain blockages allowing water to become stagnant, providing dengue mosquito a breeding ground.

“People must realize that the cleanliness of oneself and the environment is crucial as it is all linked to health”, said Dr Sharma.

Public health can be improved by looking after the environment and by cleanliness and hygiene practices.

Meanwhile, Dr Sharma also thanked the Fiji Government and Government ministries for their efforts during the cleanup campaign in the fight against dengue.

The Health Ministry is also grateful to the support received from donor agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Fiji Health Sector Support Program (FHSSP), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australian Government, UNICEF, Secretariat of the Pacific Community and the Government of China.

 

HEALTH MINISTRY REMINDS MUNICIPAL COUNCILS TO ASSIST GOVERNMENT IN COMBATING DENGUE FEVER

HEALTH MINISTRY REMINDS MUNICIPAL COUNCILS TO ASSIST GOVERNMENT IN COMBATING DENGUE FEVER

Written By: Evlyn Mani

18/03/2014

The Ministry of Health is urging municipal councils across the country to prioritise Government’s concerns on dengue fever.

In the past few weeks, Government has intensified its campaign against Dengue Fever. Through the Ministry of Health, Government has called on every Fijian to take a proactive approach and discard or destroy areas that are likely to breed mosquitoes. At the same time, the health ministry has called on the private sector including municipal councils to assist Government to assist in these efforts.

The Central Board of Health has issued a circular to municipalities directing immediate collection of damaged white goods and rubbish from respective areas.

Rubbish disposals remaining on the roadside are prone to collect stagnant water that can breed mosquitoes. However despite the concerns raised by the Health Ministry, piles of rubbish continue to be seen lying on the roadsides for weeks.

For these reasons the Health Ministry reiterates and calls on municipalities to take immediate responsibility in carting and disposing of rubbish from roadsides to avoid the breeding of mosquitoes.