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Generous Donation by US Helps to Curb the Outbreak of Measles in Fiji

Recently there is an outbreak of measles in Fiji but so far there have not been any human fatalities. The US has extended its helping hands in an effort// to assist the Ministry of Health. The American Embassy has donated $US120, 000 ($F215, 439) worth of measles vaccines. The World Health Organization’s representative in the South Pacific, Doctor Chen Ken said that there were 70 confirmed cases...

Increased Breast Cancer Cases among Fijians

According to the report submitted by the Ministry of Health statistics it was shocking to find that Fijians topped the number of patients who suffered from breast cancer //. Out of the total number of 68 cases 62 were females and 6 were men. 39 cases were Fijians, 22 were Indians and the rest belonged to other races. Hence to create awareness among the Fijians the Fiji Cancer Society's organized...

Indo-Fiji Agreement in Field of Health, Medicine Approved

An agreement to enhance bilateral cooperation between India and Fiji Islands in the field of health and medicine was approved by the Union Cabinet today.// ....The Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gave its ex-post facto approval for signing of the agreement between the two countries for a period of five years, Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi tol...

Fiji Boy Compensated for Losing Eye-sight due to Medical Lapse

A court in Fiji has awarded $458,755 in compensation to a 10-year-old Indo-Fijian boy who had lost his sight after being administered// excessive oxygen in an incubator post-birth. ....Jashnil Kumar, who was born prematurely on Jan 21, 1996, at a hospital in Lautoka, northwestern Fiji, was kept in an incubator for a week, according to a report in the Fiji Times newspaper. ....Kamni Devi, the boy...

Apollo Group Planning to Set up a Hospital in Fiji

India's Apollo group of hospitals is planning to set up a large hospital in the Pacific island nation of Fiji. ....The Fiji Chamber of Commerce (FCC) has supported Apollo's proposal, according to the website of Radio New Zealand International.// ...."The Apollo group (has) already secured a site in Lautoka for such a facility; so we are hoping that in the next year or two we should see this act...

Fiji Urged to Intensify AIDS Fight

The Fiji government has been urged to redouble its efforts in the fight against HIV and AIDS. // ....The call from UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations program on HIV/AIDS, comes after Fiji's Ministry of Health released figures showing an increase in the number of people living with HIV and AIDS, reported Fijilive Thursday. ..The figures show that there were 36 new cases in 2006 compared to 25 in 2...
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