Fiji Time: 10:29 PM on Saturday 1 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Church joins NCD fight

Torika Tokalau
Friday, May 16, 2014

CHURCH members of the Seventh-day Adventist are being educated on health promoting initiatives they can pass down to their communities.

The church held training as part of their efforts to fight against non-communicable diseases.

Event organiser Atelini Dakua said after seeing the high level of NCD cases in Fiji, the church felt it needed to train members to help tackle the prevailing NCD challenge.

"The main target is to educate our church members so they can become beacons in their communities," Ms Dakua said.

"I believe we have a more advanced health system in Fiji compared to most Pacific Island countries.

"And the new initiative and the introduction of Wellness Fiji will not only provide the solution for this nation but could also be a model for all Pacific island nations to adopt."





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. $22million con
  2. Army reigns
  3. Seasonal jobs on
  4. Friends again
  5. Election complaint
  6. Minister: Change is inevitable
  7. Bank pays out $2.7m dividend
  8. Worshipers fundraise
  9. Police probe drug raid
  10. Think about your health

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM's worry Sunday (26 Oct)
  2. Ryan speaks out Monday (27 Oct)
  3. 'Widespread abuse' Monday (27 Oct)
  4. Passport scam Wednesday (29 Oct)
  5. Theft by workers Monday (27 Oct)
  6. Equal rights Tuesday (28 Oct)
  7. Alert over fake visas Tuesday (28 Oct)
  8. Black sea Friday (31 Oct)
  9. Kepa: Treat all equally Monday (27 Oct)
  10. Woman dies in accident Wednesday (29 Oct)