Health

President Konrote raises awareness on NCD’s

His Excellency the President, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote today urged Fijians to lead a healthy lifestyle in the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD’s). This was highlighted at the celebrations of Nau Benina Ciriavesi’s 100th birthday at the Samabula Senior Citizens Home in Suva. KONROTE: “I met Nau Benina during my last visit to this lovely […]

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July 8, 2016 8:39 am

His Excellency the President, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote today urged Fijians to lead a healthy lifestyle in the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD’s).

H.E President Jioji Konrote, Birthday girl Ms Benina Ciriavesi and Minister for Women Rosy Akbar cut the cake to celebrate Ms Benina'a 100th birthday. (DEPTFO)
H.E President Jioji Konrote, Birthday girl Ms Benina Ciriavesi and Minister for Women Rosy Akbar cut the cake to celebrate Ms Benina’a 100th birthday. (DEPTFO)

This was highlighted at the celebrations of Nau Benina Ciriavesi’s 100th birthday at the Samabula Senior Citizens Home in Suva.

KONROTE: “I met Nau Benina during my last visit to this lovely Home in 2015 and I was told that she was 99 years old at that time. I am grateful and equally impressed that Nau Benina has a very good memory, which has led to our second meeting today. I can already see that Nau Benina has looked after her health very well in her younger days and that is why she is able to live up to 100 years.”

President Konrote added that it is was a great achievement for Ms Ciriavesi to reach the age of 100.

President Konrote also noted that many other Fijians are dying before the age of 70 years due to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

KONROTE: “As Fiji’s lead advocate in the campaign to control NCDs, I encourage all Fijians to take the cue from Nau Benina and choose to live a healthier and happier life. Let us change our lifestyle including our diet and take part in more physical activity such as exercising, gardening and simply walking for 30 minutes each day.”

President Konrote commended the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation for its commitment in providing quality care for the Golden Age Homes.

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