RURAL Villages in the country can expect to benefit from the efforts of 25 US Peace Corps volunteers currently in the country to assist with health awareness.
The volunteers are currently undergoing training in the villages of Lodoni, Dakuinuku, Burerua and Sawakasa 2 before formally beginning their volunteer roles.
Peace Corps Volunteer, Miles Owen said one of the main focuses of the volunteers was non-communicable diseases.
"The biggest thing is NCDs like diabetes heart, disease, cholesterol, things like that that we can work on educating maybe and helping with the Fijians so that they can understand some of these health problems as well."
He said the volunteers would also work on maternal health and water and sanitation issues while on their two year stints in the country.
Ciara Winslow, another volunteer said she would look to learn as much as possible from the people of Fiji during her stay.
"The people here just teach you so much and I think while I'm here that my first responsibility is to learn," she said.
"Then it will be to follow what the Ministry of Health has requested the Peace Corps to do and that is try to educate as many people as possible in order to gain healthier lifestyles," she said.
The Florida native said she was enjoying her time in Fiji with the famous welcoming spirit of locals making quite the impression on her.