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Nine Off To Japan

Nine Off To Japan
Graduate Dr Kelesi Whippy with the staff from USP after the graduation on September 20,2018.Photo:Simione Haravanua.
September 24
08:20 2014

Nazreen Shainaz Bano is among nine selected by the Ministry of Health to attend training in Japan to combat non-communicable diseases.

The NCD training programme, that will  run from October 27 to December 1, is implemented by the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) as part of the government of Japan’s technical co-operation programme.

Ms Bano, 29, a dietician by profession, is really excited as this would be the first time for her to visit Japan.

“I believe this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m really looking forward to learn new things.”

Another participant, Anita Devi Prasad, said the training programme was like a reward for all her hard work.

“I’m really looking forward to give back to the department what I will learn during my training in Japan,” the 30- year-old dietician said.

JICA’s Fiji resident representative, Shumon Yoshiara, said previously only one candidate participated but last year they invited nine participants. This willl continue for two consecutive years with nine participants attending each year.

“The programme will comprise physical activities, site visits, on-the-job training, learning and preparing recipes and meals to combat NCDs,” Mr Yoshiara said.

He said the nine participants would join other participants from regional countries such as Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.




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