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President to focus on NCD prevention

February 10, 2019 12:55 pm

The President Major General Retired Jioji Konrote has stated that for the next three years he will be very actively involved in the fight to prevent Non Communicable Disease.

He says it is time to walk the talk and participate whenever and wherever it is possible to help Fiji as a Nation to improve our overall state of health and wellbeing.

Major General Retired Konrote says NCD’s urgently require a collective effort as it can have a detrimental impact on the future of humanity.

“The Ministry of Health statistics currently reveal that almost one in every Three Fijians are being diagnosed with diabetes which is equivalent to 30% of the population; And that about three lower limb amputations are conducted every day as a result of uncontrolled infection due to poorly controlled diabetes.”

This alarming rate raises serious concerns with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and to Government.