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Minister hails Fiji's maternal healthcare ranking

By DAWN GIBSON
Sunday, May 12, 2013

Update: 3:03PM HEALTH Minister Dr Neil Sharma has acknowledged Fijis standing on the recent State of the Worlds Mothers report.

 

The report, which is published on an annual basis by Save the Children, ranked Fiji 40 out of a total of 80 less developed countries worldwide as the best place to be a mother.

Dr Sharma said it was encouraging and hoped that Fiji would strive to better its current standing.

"We're all working with all the resource limitations we have towards improving the quality of life of our children and the future of Fiji. It (Fiji's current standing) is pleasing to know," Dr Sharma said  today.

The report examines which countries are "succeeding" and "failing" based on the country's ability to save its mothers and children.

It takes into account investments into health care as well as nutritional and educational factors.