Fiji Time: 8:29 AM on Tuesday 23 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Small bite, big threat

Ana Madigibuli
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

WORLD Health Day is all about various communities in the country working together to advocate a critical health issue which has been affecting Fiji this year.

The World Health Day theme for this year "Small Bite, Big Threat" focuses on vector-borne diseases such as dengue to be eradicated.

World Health Organization director Pacific technical support and representative Dr Yunguo Liu said the theme was a timely reminder for everyone that Fiji was still experiencing a major outbreak of dengue.

"The World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health are committed to working together with health partners in the containment of vector-borne diseases in Fiji and in improving the health of all people in the country," Dr Liu said.

About 200 people turned up for the clean-up campaign, which was part of the World Health Day celebrations yesterday.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. $30m drug haul
  2. Payout for former TV execs
  3. Bleak Christmas for family
  4. Dad reunites with daughter
  5. $150k facility for passengers
  6. Obey the rules, stay safe and save lives
  7. Business as usual this Xmas
  8. Song draws tears at turtle's release
  9. LTA targets taxi permits
  10. $60m gold investment

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  3. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  4. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  5. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  6. A-G: Claim ludicrous Friday (19 Dec)
  7. Drunk doctor claim Monday (22 Dec)
  8. Rugby star's emotional celebration with children Thursday (18 Dec)
  9. Axed but at peace Monday (22 Dec)
  10. Years later daughter still feels pain of losing dad Friday (19 Dec)