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PHIS users ready to deliver

PHIS users ready to deliver   A two-day Public Health Information System (PHIS) Training of Trainers workshop was held in Suva on 15th and 16th October organized by the Fiji Health Sector Support Program (FHSSP).   The workshop was attended by sub-divisional health nurses and sisters within the central and […]


The fight against malnutrition

The fight against malnutrition   There has been an increase in cases of malnutrition in Fiji recently which is alarming and the health ministry is working hard to ensure it doesn’t grow bigger from where it is now.    Staff Nurse Sangita Devi of Maternal Child Health Clinic in Suva […]


Villages strive for health settings

VILLAGES STRIVE FOR HEALTHY SETTINGS   It takes two hours or more to reach Nauluvatu village in Waidina, Naitasiri from Suva. The drive to the village comes to a halt beside the Waidina River as one is required to catch a punt to get across to the village.   A […]


New vaccines to improve lives

NEW VACCINES TO IMPROVE LIVES   Children born from September 17, 2012 will be saved from pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis and severe forms of diarrhoea as two new lifesaving vaccines were rolled out on October 29.   The two new vaccines namely the pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines were introduced into Fiji’s immunisation […]


November was NCD month

November was NCD month   It is common knowledge that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have become a health burden not only in Fiji but around the world.   According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) non-communicable diseases (NCDs) were estimated to have contributed to almost 60 per cent of deaths in […]


Program commited to 2013

I think we will all agree that 2012 has been an eventful year. I would like to take the opportunity to say thank our colleagues at the Ministry of Health and AusAID for your support and commitment to the Fiji Health Sector Support Program (FHSSP) in 2012.    As the […]