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Jasper Launches National Campaign

varanisese nasilasila nadi Jasper William High School led by example being the first school in the Western Division to launch this year’s Colgate National Toothbrushing Day yesterday. Chief guest and
01 Aug 2014 07:41

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Jasper William High School led by example being the first school in the Western Division to launch this year’s Colgate National Toothbrushing Day yesterday.
Chief guest and Commissioner Western Joeli Cawaki stressed to the students the importance of maintaining healthy teeth.
“Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things we can do for our teeth and gums,” he said.
Mr Cawaki said that the message for keeping our teeth clean was not new to everyone.
“The toothbrushing method is not new. We’ve heard it when we were kids and I’m sure that you have all heard it as well,” he said.
The national Oral Health survey report in 2004 stated that 88.3 per cent of 6 year olds had dental caries, of which 85.2 per cent were still active and not treated.
Mr Cawaki thanked the Government and the health sector for their initiative towards the promotion of good oral health.
“We are grateful to the Government and the Ministry of Health for investing time and resources to address these Oral Health issues over the past few years,” he said.
“We greatly value partnerships from the private sector such as Colgate Palmolive, who help us in the promotion of good oral health practices,” he said.
Colgate Palmolive (Fiji) Ltd, general manager Nicholas Ryan said Fiji had the highest percentage of the population participating in the programme.
“For this event the registration breakdown is 565 schools, 81 organisations and seven village communities,” he said.
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