Fiji Time: 9:52 PM on Saturday 28 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Awareness campaign launched

Dawn Gibson
Friday, March 07, 2014

THE Rotary Club of Suva together with the Health and Education ministry have officially launched a campaign to help raise awareness of the dangers and prevalence of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Fiji.

The partnership means that in June this year, an entire week (June 2-7) will be dedicated to engaging members of the public about the importance of raising awareness of issues relating to the disease in the country.

The tag line, or theme of the week, will be "A Sore Throat Can Kill You".

Officiating at the ceremony in Suva was the Health Ministry's chief pediatrician Dr Joe Kado, Rotary Club of Suva president Adrian Hughes and the Education Ministry's Basundra Kumar, who said it was crucial that the "crisis" of RHD be addressed as quickly and as effectively as possible and by the end of the week everyone would know about it.








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 0.61880.5998
JPY 52.941849.9418
GBP 0.32410.3161
EUR 0.42560.4136
NZD 0.71310.6801
AUD 0.66260.6376
USD 0.47860.4616

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 13 for Rio
  2. Manslaughter earns Lali 3 months, 21 days in prison
  3. Man jailed for raping cousin
  4. Police to beef up security at Bati ni Tanoa show
  5. Farmer walks
  6. 10 years for rapist
  7. FRA: Lack of compliance
  8. Fiji Times Online most powerful
  9. Best improved cadet
  10. TIV Sangam AGM called off amid chaos

Top Stories this Week

  1. Son crushed to death, parents seek answers Tuesday (24 May)
  2. Ryan gutted Tuesday (24 May)
  3. Tears of joy for Jerry's family Thursday (26 May)
  4. Hayne, Ryan miss out Wednesday (25 May)
  5. Hayne's Rio barrier Monday (23 May)
  6. Family, friends bid farewell to navy officer Sunday (22 May)
  7. Families live in fear Friday (27 May)
  8. Life of sacrifice Sunday (22 May)
  9. Remains of missionary receives a proper burial 200 years later Friday (27 May)
  10. 7s fans disappointed Thursday (26 May)