Fiji Time: 8:26 PM on Wednesday 7 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Ministry opens new lab

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

THE HEALTH Ministry now looks forward to reducing Soil Transmitted Helminthes infections around the country.

This followed the launch of the Project for Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis Control in Fiji by the Health Ministry and the Korea Embassy at Mataika House in Tamavua, Suva yesterday.

Acting national adviser communicable diseases Dr Mike Kama said studies and previous surveys had proven that soil transmitted helminthiasis elements imposed a big burden on Fiji, especially in the 1990s and the mid 2000s.

"This collaborative effort we have with the Seoul National University will enable us to get a fair idea of whether the existence of hookworms and other related elements that cause illnesses in Fiji have declined," Dr Kama said.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61410.5951
JPY 57.033254.0332
GBP 0.30900.3010
EUR 0.41900.4070
NZD 0.72780.6948
AUD 0.66430.6393
USD 0.47080.4538



Exchange Rate updated on 6th October 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Mum upset
  2. Fiji thrash Uruguay 47-15
  3. FRCA duo sent home
  4. Patel is still in charge at Fiji FA
  5. Applications open for PS posts
  6. China's new glass-bottom walkway cracks
  7. Incident prompts new plea
  8. Minister launches TTF luxury coaches
  9. 'Domestic violence affects productivity'
  10. Authorities investigate fire incidents and death

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rugby outcry Monday (05 Oct)
  2. Fisherman has whale of a day Tuesday (06 Oct)
  3. Tired Wales march on after holding off feisty Fiji Friday (02 Oct)
  4. Man faces further charges of rape, indecent assault Friday (02 Oct)
  5. Family robbed, fear for lives Monday (05 Oct)
  6. Botia up for Wales clash Thursday (01 Oct)
  7. Escapee on the run Thursday (01 Oct)
  8. Court rules on woman's funeral rites Thursday (01 Oct)
  9. The murders and tragedies of Vatuwaqa Tuesday (06 Oct)
  10. Sex offenders top list, taxpayers foot $15,660 per day Tuesday (06 Oct)