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Fijians challenged to reduce burden of cancer

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Update: 12:00PM THE National Advisor for Non-Communicable Diseases Isimeli Tukuna has challenged those present at the launch of the World Cancer this morning to work together and reduce the burden of cancer in Fiji.

Mr Tukuna said ultimately, this contributes to the reduction of the burden of cancer globally. 

 "This special day helps us to reflect on what we can do as a survivor, as a co-worker, as a friend, as an employer, as a care giver, as a student, as a faith based group, as a cancer prevention organization, as a family, as a community and as a nation to make a pledge to take action and not only pledge, but to actually do something to fight against cancer," Mr Tukuna said.

"World Cancer Day is also a means whereby we bring to your attention about our objective as a Health Ministry to reduce preventable deaths that are diagnosed with cancer."

Meanwhile, the event was organized by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services with the support of Fiji Cancer Society with broad stakeholder engagement.

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