Health

Wash programme enhances water services

The Rural Wash programme in Fiji, funded by the New Zealand Government, is set to make a substantial investment of $2 million over three years to enhance access to water, sanitation, hygiene, and infrastructure in rural communities.

June 9, 2024 4:21 pm
 

Health

Continuous supply of medications vital

In a significant move to enhance public health, the cabinet has approved a financing agreement with the United Nations Development Program.

June 7, 2024 9:33 am
 

Health

Controlled substances critical for palliative care

The medical use of controlled substances, when prescribed rationally is critical for pain management, cancer treatment and palliative care says Permanent Secretary for Health Dr Jemesa Tudravu.

June 4, 2024 5:57 am
 

Health

Emotional journey for three-year-old

It was an emotional and tough journey for Vueti Draunidalo, a three-year-old who recently underwent open heart surgery.

June 3, 2024 4:02 pm
 

Health

1,500 surgeries as eye health issues rise

The Pacific Eye Institute screened 19,000 patients and delivered more than 1500 surgeries, including 18 pediatric cataracts, last year.

June 3, 2024 5:47 am
 

Health

Eye health crisis looms warns Dr. Aumua

Fred Hollows Foundation Chief Executive Dr. Audrey Aumua warns that eye health issues in the country are set to take their toll, as according to surveys, rates of blindness and vision impairment in Fiji are unacceptably high.

June 2, 2024 4:37 pm
 

Health

Shortage of nursing staff a concern

The migration of skilled workers has affected numerous sectors, including Fiji’s only psychiatric hospital, Saint Giles.

June 2, 2024 12:00 pm
 

Health

Healthcare standards to be elevated: Prasad

The Coalition Government is dedicated to elevating healthcare standards, ensuring better service delivery and improved health outcomes for all Fijians.

May 27, 2024 6:29 am
 

Health

Theatre shortage causes surgery delay

Out of the eight operating theatres at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital, only four are operational.

May 24, 2024 12:54 pm
 

Health

Concerns over illegal sales of cigarettes

The Health Ministry highlights a disturbing trend of illegal sales of cigarette rolls in the country, with 42 individuals charged by the Tobacco Control and Enforcement Unit in the past three months.

May 24, 2024 7:36 am
 

Health

Salary gaps for health workers remains a challenge

Health Minister Dr Atonio Lalabalavu has acknowledged that there are salary discrepancies affecting healthcare workers.

May 21, 2024 4:57 pm
 

Health

Fiji’s healthcare system under pressure

The Fiji Medical Association highlights significant challenges facing Fiji’s healthcare infrastructure.

May 19, 2024 4:46 pm

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