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Diabetes labelled a threat by President

February 10, 2019 7:33 am

President Major General Retired Jioji Konrote has labelled diabetes as one of the greatest threat to our daily livelihood.

Speaking at a Diabetic workshop in Suva yesterday, the President says a more concerted effort is needed to tackle this killer disease.

Being Fiji’s champion for the awareness campaign to reduce Non-Communicable Diseases, Konrote is calling on the public to join the fight against diabetes.

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“Now this alarming rate raises serious concerns, the Ministry of Health together with government has spent about 406 million dollars annually on treatment of NCD’s in recent years.”

The President says all relevant stakeholders should work together to prevent diabetes and at the same time promote a healthy Fiji.

 

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