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Women's turnout at workshop impresses minister

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Saturday, May 10, 2014

FIJIANS die not from hunger but from overeating, says Minister for Women Dr Jiko Luveni while closing the health promoting churches initiative training workshop at Pacific Harbour yesterday.

Dr Luveni said she was happy to see many women involved at the week-long camp which showed their concern for the growing number of diseases in Fiji.

"I am happy to see so many women here — they are the very important people in any family," she said.

"It's the woman that should be healthy and committed to look after her family as they play a very important role.

"The increase in non-communicable diseases and health related diseases are a concern because of poor diet."

Director of Adventist health Fiji Mission Atelini Dakua said the workshop promoted and helped church members to take health more seriously.

"This is the main emphasis we have now and we are working in collaboration with the Health Ministry and Agriculture Ministry to do demonstrations on food commodity."





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