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Market vendors get free health services

Vishaal Kumar
Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Update: 11:03AM MORE than 200 women from the Suva Market are expected to be screened and tested for various health services as part of the International Women's Day celebrations.

The event is being led by Medical  Services Pacific (MSP) in partnership with Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Suva City Council, Council, United Market Vendors Association and Westpac Banking Corporation .

United Market Vendors Association president Sofia Talei said they had a vision of having healthy women market vendors at the Suva Market.

"This gratitude creates the most wonderful feeling. It can strengthen friendship and make us a better men and women," Ms Talei said.

MSP country program manager Ashna Shaleen said the event provided an opportunity for people to get checked and this would be done until 4pm today. 

The services include reproductive health and family planning, cervical screening, breast examinations, general doctor consultations, screening for non-communicable diseases, counseling, legal aid and referrals.

A similar event is planned at the Nausori market tomorrow.

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