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Fiji National Non-Communicable Diseases Risk Factors STEPS Surveys

The Fiji National Non-Communicable Diseases STEP Surveys uses the WHO STEPwise approach to surveillance (STEPS), the WHO-recommended surveillance tool for:

• chronic disease risk factors, and

• chronic disease-specific morbidity and mortality

Fiji was one of the four countries selected to pilot the WHO NCD STEPS Survey, together with Marshall Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia and Samoa. The Fiji NCD STEPS survey is a milestone for medical research in Fiji for it entails validated methodology and research instruments for NCD never undertaken before.

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