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Free health service for 120

Dawn Gibson
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

PEOPLE in Wainibokasi, Nausori were last week treated to a day of free healthcare services provided by about 75 visiting doctors.

About 120 people took advantage of the free medical clinic, which provided dental checks, nutrition advice, maternal and child health care, reproductive health and family planning, and TB screening.

Jennifer Poole, executive director Medical Services Pacific — the NGO which hosted the free healthcare services — said health fairs in the country were a great way to reach out to communities in rural areas.

"An MSP Health Fair has a fun and open atmosphere that encourages people to ask questions and engage with a wide range of health care professionals," Ms Poole said.

"Having multiple health services in one location for a day makes it easy for the community (including the vulnerable, elderly and the disabled) to access the free services."

Ms Poole said the leadership shown by people in Wainibokasi, and in particular the Tui Naduku, Nakaile Village-Tokatoka, Tailevu was encouraging to see.

"With their support, we were able to provide free healthcare services to a community where previously these services have been inaccessible due to cost or distance, or in some cases, where members of the community did not realise these services even existed."





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