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High risk cases

Tevita Vuibau
Saturday, July 26, 2014

ABOUT 50 per cent of people in eight pilot villages and communities surveyed by the Fiji Red Cross Society were assessed as high risk NCD cases.

And these worrying statistics have led the Fiji Red Cross Society to partner with the philanthropic arm of QBE Insurance Australia, the QBE foundation, to bring health checks down to people at village and community level.

Fiji Red Cross Society director Filipe Nainoca said the QBE foundation was giving $11,000 for the purchase of NCD test kits to be used initially in two of their 15 branches.

He said the kits would be used to take blood pressure and sugar level measurements for people in villages and then refer them to health centres should they require further treatment.

Mr Nainoca said the health checks would be useful because there were people who would not go for regular check-ups at hospitals and did not know their health status.





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