KOICA gives equipment to health centres

KOICA reps hand over equipment at the Makoi Health Centre in Nasinu. Picture: SUPPLIED

AS part of their 2018 social/community activity, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Fiji Alumni Club has gifted items to health centres in Fiji funded by KOICA Fiji office. KOICA Alumni president Vueti May said the club had given to seven health centres with a total budget of $US3250 ($F6800).

“The health centres include Nausori, Makoi, Valelevu, Samabula, Nuffield, Raiwaqa and Lami,” Mr May said.

“The equipment’s given to health centres include seven baby scales, seven adult scales, 21 sphygmomanometer, 21 glucose meter and 21 non-contact thermometers.”

He added the KOICA Fiji office was content to fund the gift to health centres via KOICA Fiji Alumni Club as this would aid in achieving the sustainable development goal three (Good Health and Wellbeing).

KOICA Fiji Alumni Club has previously conducted various social and community services which include: n planting seedlings along Samabula river banks in 2013; n conducted career talk with semi-urban schools in the Central Division in 2015; n participated in “adopt a school” program to assist schools to recover from Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston in 2016; and n in 2017 gifted eco-friendly bags at the Suva Municipal Market.