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Health Minister advises University Graduates to use skills

Health Minister advises University Graduates to use skills.

The Minister for Health and medical services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete urged  the FNU Graduates to respond to exciting challenges and realise opportunities that they now have after completing their tertiary education.

He speaking at the Fiji National University final Graduation program for students from the college of agriculture, fisheries and forests and College of medicine, Nursing and Health sciences.

“I encourage you all to make use of your skills and bring about new and innovative changes that will empower our resource base sectors”, Dr Waqainabete said.

He also challenged you graduates to get out of their comfort zones, develop entrepreneurial spirits and contribute to the development of our nation by being job creators.

Dr Waqainabete said that this will also assist Fiji in addressing the skill gaps prevalent in various areas such as agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zika Virus Travel Advice – Update July 27th, 2018

Fiji Ministry of Health & Medical Services

Travel Advice

Update July 27th, 2018

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services continues to conduct surveillance, including laboratory testing, for Zika Virus Disease in Fiji. In 2017 there was one confirmed case detected. There have been zero confirmed cases to date in 2018. There have also been zero reported cases of Zika Virus related complications (e.g. microcephaly) in 2017, and to date in 2018. The Ministry continues to encourage all Fijians and visitors to protect themselves from mosquito bites by using DEET containing mosquito repellant as, like many tropical areas, Fiji is also endemic for dengue fever, another virus spread by mosquitos.


For more information on Zika Virus visit http://www.health.gov.fj/?page_id=5188