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Mdisability ready for launch

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

BEING the first wheelchair-friendly town in Fiji, Labasa will also launch the Vodafone Amalgamated Telecom Holding Mdisability program tomorrow.

Vodafone ATH executive officer Ambalika Kutty said the program would address issues relating to people with special needs.

"Mdisability, like our previous programs, is a mobile phone-based program where we use mobile phones as a tool to disseminate information to people on how to deal with issues," said Mrs Kutty.

"Vodafone ATH is tapping into this form of information dissemination and it is a useful mode of getting in touch with people out there within our communities.

"This will not only involve communities in Labasa as we will also include the program with the various districts and provinces that we will be working with in our bid to involve provincial and district offices in our work.

"We recognise the need of people with special needs and this is a way of keeping people involved in ensuring that they are involved and given equal opportunities within their respective communities."

Mrs Kutty said a similar program known as Mhealth was well established within the communities that they had worked with through similar information dissemination on health issues.

"We have also trained community health groups and medical personnel so that they in turn can train their communities on health-related issues and living a healthy lifestyle.

"We are even holding free health screening for communities in the north through our community-oriented projects."


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