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$1.25m to fight dengue

Shayal Devi
Thursday, May 08, 2014

THE Australian Government contributed about $1.25million towards dengue eradication in Fiji, says Health Minister Dr Neil Sharma.

Speaking at the opening of the renovated Specialist Outpatients Department and child health clinic at Sigatoka Hospital recently, Dr Sharma said Australian Aid was a major supporter of the education and health sectors in Fiji.

"In fact they are our biggest supporter and have been with us through thick and thin," he said.

"The areas of health and education are very important pillars of national development and I must thank the government and the people of Australia for their contributions.

"The opening of this outpatient department will be key to addressing the issue of NCDs in the country. We are also at an interphase with the millennium development year and we are addressing issues three, four and five in this juncture."

He said Fiji was working well with Australia to achieve good health care and educational opportunities for ordinary Fijians.








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