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- September 8, 2014
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Drought is a natural phenomenon in which rainfall is lower than average for an extended period of time, resulting in inadequate water supply. Drought is generally categorized as a hydro-meteorological hazard even though there are terms of other typologies of droughts as such as meteorological drought, agricultural drought, hydrological drought, and socio-economic drought. A drought as a hazard does not automatically lead to disaster. Only when people who are unable to cope with its effects; it becomes a disaster. Drought can therefore lead to public health problems.
- March 11, 2013
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Health professional across Fiji have begun taking Pacific Open Learning Health Net (POLHN) seriously to establish Continuing Professional development.
POLHN was created in 2003 in partnership with Pacific Health Ministries and the World Health Organisation to ensure the availability of high quality training and education resources for health professionals, in order to improve health and health services in the region through online learning.
- September 5, 2011
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Non-communicable diseases are called lifestyle diseases. These diseases are generally chronic (long term) and last our lifetime. Meaning, that as long as we live, we will continue to suffer from these diseases. We can only control the symptoms by taking regular medication and changing our lifestyles to a healthy one with regular physical activity and healthier diets.
- April 28, 2010
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“We will promote the use of standards to strengthen production of high quality local foods and agricultural products and to facilitate trade, develop and strengthen the existing research & development capacity to increase local food production and reduce reliance on imported food, develop & promote new healthy food products including snacks, strengthen the capacity and outreach of extension services to farmers and to promote sustainable intensified production of safe and nutritious food and agricultural products”
- February 7, 2010
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When we think cancer, we think of death and dying. Collectively we need to review the subject from a different perspective. One needs to understand the impact of cancer on individuals, communities, society and nation. The need to reduce the burden of cancer is truly wanting at all levels.