Health Ministers arrive in Fiji for regional meet

Update: 7:04PM REGIONAL Health Ministers have started arriving in Nadi for the 11th Pacific Health Ministers meeting scheduled for April 15 to the 17.

A Department of Information
statement states that the meeting will hear Pacific governments present on health issues concerning their
respective countries.

This week’s meeting will allow the ministers to
collectively look at various health issues affecting the region and propose
recommendations and solutions.

The ministry’s acting permanent secretary Dr Meciusela Tuicakau said the meeting would be attended by 22 Pacific Island countries.

“Apart from this there will be participants
representing Health Ministries from around the Pacific, stakeholders, donor
agencies and international partners,” said Dr Tuicakau.

The Health Ministers will also visit Fiji’s Healthy Islands concept areas at Cuvu School, Nabila village
(tobacco-free village) and Lomawai health centre. The concept varies
in each country such as Healthy Samoa, Islands of Wellness (Fiji)
and Healthy Lifestyles (Tonga). 

The theme for this year’s meeting is “From Healthy
Islands to Islands of Wellness”.

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