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Internal medicine organisation holds 3rd annual forum

Non-communicable diseases and related ailments are a threat to national, social and economic progress. The President, Jioji Konrote made the comment during the opening of the 3rd annual Scientific Conference for the Internal Medicine Organisation of the Pacific (iMOP). The conference began this morning at Suva’s Holiday Inn and the nation’s leader acknowledged members of the conference […]

Serelisoni Moceica

August 27, 2016 7:22 am

Non-communicable diseases and related ailments are a threat to national, social and economic progress.

The President, Joji Konrote at this morning's opening of the 3rd Annual Scientific Conference for the Internal Medicine Organisation of the Pacific. FIJIAN GOVERNMENT
The President, Joji Konrote at this morning’s opening of the 3rd Annual Scientific Conference for the Internal Medicine Organisation of the Pacific. (DEPTFO)

The President, Jioji Konrote made the comment during the opening of the 3rd annual Scientific Conference for the Internal Medicine Organisation of the Pacific (iMOP).

The conference began this morning at Suva’s Holiday Inn and the nation’s leader acknowledged members of the conference present for the event.

As a leading advocate for the prevention of NCDs in the country, the President was pleased to note that many challenges faced to access health care in the country were being addressed.

KONROTE: “For Fiji in particular, the right to access healthcare services including reproductive health services is guaranteed in our Constitution. This right to health is indispensable to realizing the rights to life and dignity for all people.Some of the challenges to realizing this right include the need for new scientific technologies to prevent, diagnose and treat all illnesses, the need to strengthen public health systems through investment and support, and the need to ensure access to clean water, nutrition, decent shelter and evidence-based public education. “

The President said the government was also committed to reshaping the health sector to improve health services in the country.

KONROTE: “The focus on the health sector is essentially on repositioning the country’s health system not only to cater for the increased demands for improved health care driven by an improving socio-economic status, but also importantly to put in place appropriate approaches to preventative and curative measures. In view of this, our health authorities are receptive to new ideas and proposals that will assist in achieving targeted outcomes and national goals.”

The President also commended the Internal Medicine Organization of the Pacific, for organising such forums for the broader health sector.

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