New initiative offers free health services

A new organisation to offer free health services and facilities to the impoverished and needy persons in Fiji has just been officially launched in New Zealand. The Friends of Fiji Health Foundation Inc has plans to operate ‘Super Clinics’ at the outset in Tavua and Nadi, with the potential to expand to other districts, towns and villages on a need-based…

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Private partnership key to better health

Although the health system in Fiji is better than many other countries of the South Pacific, the private sector could help in promoting a higher standard of public health, according to a global body report. A World Health Organisation (WHO) Survey said the Fiji Government’s five-year Health Strategic Plan (2007-2011) had envisioned strengthening cardiology, oncology, nephrology and hyperbaric medicine but…

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