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Health Workers Meet, Launch Uniform

Community health workers in Labasa met at the Qomate House in Labasa yesterday to launch their new uniform. The meeting also encouraged the women, most from rural areas, to strengthen
29 Nov 2014 11:56
Health Workers Meet,  Launch Uniform

Community health workers in Labasa met at the Qomate House in Labasa yesterday to launch their new uniform.

The meeting also encouraged the women, most from rural areas, to strengthen and improve their work as volunteers in their areas.

Programme officer for Reproductive and Family Health Association of Fiji, Labasa Branch,

Jerry Waqabaca said the Ministry of Health-organised programme relied on community workers to spread awareness and help combat diseases.

“Don’t look down on yourself if you are not well educated. Be proud,” Mr Waqabaca told the women.

“With determination and perseverance, women are encouraged to think big, start small and do it now. I motivate these volunteer women to use their power of thinking, not their power of education as they take their first steps in providing health services to their communities.

“These women have a responsibility because as a health worker, they look at society and I encourage them daily to hear with their ears, but listen with their hearts. Everything starts at home, so as a community health worker, you should be reliable, trusted, discrimination free with a heart to communicate well with everyone.”

Labasa Community Health Workers vice-president Kalasita Burebalavu thanked the women for their sacrifice.

“The uniform is important because we women feel a sense of belonging and it proves to us how important our work is and to take pride in it,” Mrs Burebalavu said.

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