THE ACATA Trust Village Health and Wellness Policy launch has come as a sigh of relief for a group of villagers in Macuata.
The villagers of Vunimoli, outside Labasa Town, have described the policy as one that has improved their understanding of personal health issues. Villager and traditional leader Poasa Ligiraki said the policy had broadened their knowledge of diseases and the importance of eating balanced meals.
"I am so happy that ACATA chose our village for the launching of the program because we need to know more about our health conditions," he said.
"Villagers also know now the importance of daily exercise and other things we can do to live a healthy life.
"The advantage of this policy is that our women were here to hear information about the type of meals to prepare for families."
ACATA Trust executive officer Rosan Lal said the policy was under the Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation World of Difference program and was aimed at improving lifestyles, not only for individuals but for the village as a whole.
"Under this joint program, the villages and ACATA Trust are committed to establishing an environment that positively influences general wellbeing, eating behaviours, physical capacity and learning ability to succeed at the national level.
"This commitment will provide ability to participate fully in the national growth process and to also develop lifelong health habits that positively contribute to disease prevention for all Fijians."