Multi-sectoral approach to combat NCDs

Participants at the Weight and Fitness Management Symposium. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

MORE than 100 participants were present at the Weight and Fitness Management Symposium that was held in Suva today.

Speaking at the event, retired dentist Dr Mehar Angez said there was a need for a multi-sectorial approach to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country.

“We are all linked to each other with some background towards one vision and focus on combating with NCDs,” Dr Angez said.

“We know healthy life is a happy life. Therefore, weight management techniques encompass long term life style strategies that promote healthy diet and daily physical activity.”

She said the symposium provided the opportunity to have an in-depth dialogue between stakeholders.

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