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HIV/AIDS, NCDs Are A Burden, Konrote Says

IMOP meeting discussed new developments to help tackle those issues. 40 doctors from 10 countries were present at the event. The rising numbers of HIV/AIDS and non-communicable diseases create a
28 Aug 2016 08:25
HIV/AIDS, NCDs Are A Burden, Konrote Says
President Major-General (Ret'd) Jioji Konrote

IMOP meeting discussed new developments to help tackle those issues. 40 doctors from 10 countries were present at the event.

The rising numbers of HIV/AIDS and non-communicable diseases create a significant burden on health services and cause further strain to our national economy.

These comments were made by the President, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote at the third Annual Scientific Conference for the Internal Medicine Organisation of the Pacific held at Holiday Inn, Suva on Friday.

The president of Internal Medicine Organisation of the Pacific (IMOP), Dr Joji Malani said that for many years Fiji did not have a voice in discussing the important issues.

“Fiji was not able to voice out in discussing issues related to non-communicable diseases and related ailments. This is due to lack of physicians in Fiji and the Pacific region,” Dr Malani said.

Mr Konrote said Fiji had suffered from outbreaks Hepatitis A, leptospirosis, typhoid and dengue fever.

“Our Ministry of Health and Medical Services had tried to deal with cases of Zika, Chikungunya and newer strains of influenza,” Mr Konrote said.

 

Discussions

The IMOP meeting discussed new developments to help tackle those issues as there were 40 doctors from 10 countries that were present at the event which would help immensely in the health sector.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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