NCD month marked at Navua Hospital
July 23, 2018 5:06 am
For the first time, NCD month was marked at the Navua Hospital today in an effort to raise more awareness on its related diseases.
People from surrounding areas not only benefited from the free medical screenings but were also counseled on the risks associated with diabetes.
In collaboration with the Health Ministry, Diabetes Fiji says their working hard to take the awareness on Non-Communicable Diseases to another level.
Nabukavesi Diabetes Community Peer Group Leader, Loame Bainivalu says NCD’s are a major contributor to the high mortality rate in the country.
“Since 2014 we have controlled the patients with diabetes so none have been referred to hospital for major complications and our peer members are fortunate to receive the support from diabetes Fiji.”
Meanwhile, eye checkups and diabetes screening were also part of the event whereby counselors from Empower Pacific were available to council the public on general health issues.