Pacific research centre designed to address obesity and NCDs

Minister for Health and Medical Services during the Inauguration Event of the Designation of C-Pond as a WHO Collaborating Centre at the Grand Pacific Hotel on Friday, November 13, 2019. Picture: JONA KONATACI

TODAY marked the official inauguration of the Pacific Research Centre for the prevention of Obesity and Non-Communicable Diseases(C-POND).

Fiji’s Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete said this was the first for the region.

“This recognition places the college and Fiji in the forefront of global and regional health development, particularly in the areas of obesity prevention and control,” Dr Waqainabete said.

He said the Pacific Research Centre for the Prevention of Obesity and Non-Communicable Diseases(C-POND) had been designated as a World Health Organization collaborating centre.

More in tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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