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Dengue Fever in Suva - Travellers Notice

The Ministry of Health has declared a Dengue Outbreak in the Central Division particularly in Suva, with an unusual increase in dengue like cases presenting at its health facilities and admitted to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital.  Dengue Fever is endemic in Fiji, meaning it occurs regularly within our population. However, when there are more cases than normally seen, it is considered an outbreak.

Ministry of Health Fiji launches Fiji Health Research Portal

To maximize accountability, efficiency, and transparency in health research, the Fiji Ministry of Health, and Fiji National University through its College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences have collaboratively introduced an integrated online research management system called Fiji Health Research Portal. WHO supported the development of the system.

Health: Fight against dengue shows positive results

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

Health: Committed to improve primary, secondary and tertiary health care

“Partnership in delivering healthcare remains paramount. Addressing the social determinants of health, wealth and prosperity results in living life in productive ways” 

HEALTH WALK TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

In the effort to reduce the high incidence of Non-Communicable Diseases in Fiji, the Health Ministry in partnership with Westpac Bank is promoting “Move for Health Walk” which is an annual event. 

Health: Severe Dengue, Death and Closure

The Health Ministry notes that all people deal with grief according to their cultural heritage. However healthcare remains constant ideally, must incorporate universal standards and serve cross culturally.

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

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

COMMUNITY APPROACH FOR HEALTH CAMPAIGN

The Ministry of Health is carrying out an extensive clean-up campaign in various parts of the country as part of efforts to avoid water-borne diseases.

Zero Discrimination Day to be celebrated 1 March 2014

Suva, Fiji 27 February 2014—Countries around the world are preparing to celebrate Zero Discrimination Day for the first time on 1 March 2014. The day is an opportunity for people everywhere to promote and celebrate everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity—no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love. Working with Nobel Peace Prize Winner and UNAIDS Global Advocate for Zero Discrimination Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, UNAIDS launched the #zerodiscrimination campaign in December 2013, on the occasion of World AIDS Day. Ending discrimination of all kinds is a key component of UNAIDS’ vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. Yet today, too many people around the world continue to face unequal treatment because of their race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or identity, disability, gender or age. The symbol for Zero Discrimination is the butterfly, widely recognized as a sign of transformation.

Health Facilities Open and Emergency Operations Center Activated

The Ministry of Health is advising that health facilities will remain open where possible during the current adverse weather conditions being experienced in certain parts of the country.

 

Ministry of Health Christmas hamper

Dr Neil Sharma offered his sympathies and prayers to American Citizens on the East Coast who have suffered major distress with Hurricane “Sandy”.

Dr Neil Sharma highlighted Fiji’s close relationship with the US Peace Corp organisation for several decades.

The changing political climate sees the return of the Peace Corps 89 – Fiji Group to Fiji and to the delight of the Ministry of Health the Peace Corp volunteers will be absorbed into public health area of Non Communicable Diseases and Maternal Child Health specifically.

Mystery illness identified

There are a few viruses that can cause hand, foot and mouth disease in humans and they are not the same viruses that cause foot (hoof) and mouth in animals. The virus identified from the laboratory results is Coxsackie virus A6 which typically causes a mild illness with nearly all patients recovering in 7–10 days without medical treatment. So far almost all children seen in these Suva clinics were sent home with treatment.

Rotarians donate pregnancy packs

The packs include baby wipes, diapers, baby cream, baby soap and baby powder amongst other things.

Meanwhile, births at the CWM Hospital shot to an all time high in March.

Sigatoka Mortuary Incident

THE Ministry of Health is conducting an internal investigation on circumstances surrounding the release of the wrong body from the Sigatoka Hospital mortuary earlier this week.

Health staff get service reminder

ALL Ministry of Health staff have been reminded about office hours, punctuality and attendance in a circular sent to department heads by the Permanent Secretary, Dr Sala Saketa.
The circular basically covers the three major areas as part of the ministry’s move towards customer focus in 2010.

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Fiji’s NCD Challenges

Part Six:   Hypertension Hypertension Bad eating habits contribute significantly to unhealthily high blood pressure levels, even in middle age, when blood pressure levels typically rise as part of the ageing process. Whether or not medication is pr...

Career Orientation 2011

INTRODUCTION: Ministry of Health embarks on a Strategic Plan to provide a Career to young professionals and paraprofessionals in Fiji. The orientation will enable younger practitioners to identify a career pathway with progressive landmarks, measurab...

Medicine, media and accountability

Medicine, media and accountability: What’s the hazard ratio of that? Here is a copy of an email I received from a friend the other day (all bold emphasis is mine): Begin forwarded message: From: Chetan xxxxxxxx Date: February 9...

How can you help someone with cancer - Peer Connections

After months and months of fighting, health care reform is a done deal, at least for now. Now I want to get back to things that you can do to help others with cancer as well as help yourself. Peer connections are a big and relatively easy way that ...

'Wild East or Scientific Feast?' Hawker centers peddle stem cell miracles.

In the short article “Wild East or Scientific Feast?” published in the January 14, 2010 issue of The Economist, the author highlights the flourish in stem cell science in China as measured by papers published in respected, internationally peer-re...

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