Fiji Time: 2:14 PM on Friday 28 August

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 0.62450.6055
JPY 56.810253.8102
GBP 0.30290.2949
EUR 0.41450.4025
NZD 0.73480.7018
AUD 0.66190.6369
USD 0.47110.4541

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th August 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Draunidalo hits back
  2. Who dares wins
  3. Gavoka: Let police handle the situation
  4. Skull find
  5. South Africa wins series
  6. State grants lease
  7. Police arrest farmer
  8. Closed session
  9. Siwan is king!
  10. Brace for serious impact as dry spell continues

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fall crowned queen Sunday (23 Aug)
  2. Birth by the river Tuesday (25 Aug)
  3. Sayed-Khaiyum responds to Karavaki warning Thursday (27 Aug)
  4. Guns in town Thursday (27 Aug)
  5. Deadly impact Saturday (22 Aug)
  6. Making the cut Monday (24 Aug)
  7. Military, police beef up manpower Tuesday (25 Aug)
  8. PM turns down Ratu Naiqama request Thursday (27 Aug)
  9. John quits 7s job Tuesday (25 Aug)
  10. Soldiers patrol town prior to sedition case Wednesday (26 Aug)