Fiji Time: 9:18 AM on Tuesday 3 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Save the Children Fiji to fight malnutrition

Dawn Gibson
Sunday, January 12, 2014

A TOTAL of 420 children below the age of five died of malnutrition last year, a Save the Children Fiji study revealed.

And this year, the organisation will aim to halve the current statistics.

SC Fiji CEO Raijeli Nicole said it was time Fijians all took a stand to ensure that statistic did not get any higher.

"We're really hoping to halve that number so basically it's a challenge to everyone — which 200 kids are you going to allow to die?" Mrs Nicole said in an interview on Friday morning.

"It's important that we all start communicating with one another and that's what we're going to be working on a lot this year."

She explained that it was beneficial for SC Fiji to have a good working relationship on the ground in communities and villages, which she hoped would make better use of these contacts through a partnership with the Ministry of Health.

"There are a lot of barriers with that, but we've got a lot of good relationships on the ground and we're really happy to strengthen the ties we have with the Ministry of Health and government bodies as well.

"It's really important that we don't forget the children because if you ask them about this issue, they know exactly what they need — they just really need to be included," she added.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61430.5953
JPY 52.567249.5672
GBP 0.33440.3264
EUR 0.42650.4145
NZD 0.70700.6740
AUD 0.64670.6217
USD 0.49080.4738

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 2nd May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Sex talk worry
  2. Bullet found on aircraft
  3. Villagers welcome lost son
  4. Church raises sex education worry
  5. Ministry cracks down on illegal tobacco sales
  6. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
  7. Nurses discuss issues
  8. FTU wants screening processes back
  9. Media freedom
  10. SOS to help the young

Top Stories this Week

  1. Horror crash relived Wednesday (27 Apr)
  2. Tale of pain Monday (02 May)
  3. A son's fatal ride Monday (02 May)
  4. Boy needs $500 a week to live Monday (02 May)
  5. Father farewells son Wednesday (27 Apr)
  6. Cracks and holes deem building unsafe Monday (02 May)
  7. 7s eligibility Wednesday (27 Apr)
  8. Mother seeks help Wednesday (27 Apr)
  9. Family, friends bid farewell to car crash victim Monday (02 May)
  10. Rawaca's hospital bill payment saga Thursday (28 Apr)