The month of July will mark the Non-communicable disease month of the Ministry of Health. Together with the launch on Friday, the various health facilities will be conducting screenings for the public.

People are advised to present themselves for check ups at the following venues in the central division.

Dates and venues for all other divisions will be advertised in the social media and people can easily access them.


Central Screening Dates and Locations:






6/07- 8/07/2016 Nasoqo Village
 6/07- 8/07/2016 Naboubuco Village
 6/07- 8/07/2016 Laselevu




7/18/2016 Nakida Village
7/19/2016 Nawaisomo Village
7/20/2016 Wairuarua Village
7/21/2016 Dreketi Village
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7/1/2016 Griffith Park- Vunidawa
7/4/2016 Vusiya Village
7/5/2016 Nukuloa Village
7/6/2016 Vusiya Settlement
7/25/2016 Lutu Wainimala Village
7/26/2016 Navuniyavo Settlement





7/1/2016 South Pacific Bible College- Wainadoi
7/18/2016 Naboro Correctional Services- Naboro
7/20/2016 St Thomas Aquinas Primary School
7/21/2016 Qauia Village
7/29/2016 Korovou Correctional Services












7/1/2016 Makoi Timber Yard
7/5/2016 Tuirara Settlment
7/7/2016 Naidiri Settlment
7/12/2016 Namotoka Setlement
7/14/2016 Standard Concrete Yard
7/15/2016 Matanisiga Mandir
7/21/2016 Makoi Muslim Primary School
7/22/2016 William Cross- Primary and High School
7/25/2016 Makoi Health Centre
7/26/2016 Kalabu Village
7/28/2016 Makoi Kindergarten
7/29/2016 Ram Sami Poultry Farm




7/6/2016 Sakoca Settlement

International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day 


While most of the people were busy engaged in sports and other enjoyment, H.E The President of Fiji Major General Jioji Konrote joined the Indian High Commission’s International Yoga Day celebrations.

Both the Minister and the Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services also attended the event to capture the benefits of Yoga in daily life.

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in ancient India. The event is observed annually and has attracted scores of people from various faiths.

Midwives receive further training

Midwives receive further training



The Minister for Health and Medical Services Mr Jone Usamate officially closed the week-long International Midwifery conference at the Fiji National University last Friday.

Midwives from around the country received more specialized training from their counterparts from USA. Australia, and New Zealand to enhance their skills in the midwifery practice and provide better quality service to mothers in Fiji.

During the training, a resolutions document was drafted and presented to Mr Usamate which consisted of the immediate needs of upskilling the nurses to provide quality healthcare services.

Mr Usamate praised the work of the nurses and advised them to grab every opportunity to broaden the horizon of their skills.

“It’s a phenomenal role that they perform and I applaud the efforts”, Mr Usamate said.

He added that for a healthier population as in the vision of the Health Ministry a good start has to be made and this requires the services of the trained staff like you.

“You must have learnt a lot of things such advocating natural safe birthing and working together to deliver the required services in this field”.

Mr Usamate thanked the trainers for imparting much-needed knowledge about safer and healthier delivery of babies to the midwives of Fiji.