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Impacts of climate change and NCDs

Atasa Moceituba
Friday, July 25, 2014

Every action has an outcome.

These were the words of Sanjeeta Shalini Devi one of the Queen contestants for this year's Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival.

Ms Devi is a nurse at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital Maternity Ward's intensive care unit.

Sponsored by Foneology the 24-year-old said the sisters-in-charge and matrons at her workplace motivated her to contest this year's Hibiscus Festival.

"It will be a great platform where I can advocate and collaborate on climate change and how it relates to non-communicable diseases which is a major concern now in Fiji.

"Being a health worker this will be a great opportunity where I can expose myself and whatever knowledge I have gained from studies and at work.

She described herself as observant, outgoing and a bubbly young woman.

Ms Devi attributed her success to God, saying she is where she is today because of Him.

When questioned why she would make a great Miss Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Queen, Ms Devi said she had the qualities necessary to encourage and convince people of this year's Hibiscus Festival theme, Climate Change Affects Human Lives.

"I would love to be a change agent and encourage people to do something about climate change in Fiji.

"As a health worker it will be a great opportunity to advocate, collaborate and educate people of Fiji on issues and small things that we are doing is the result of things that we are facing today.

"Nursing is not just an art, it has a heart."








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