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Minister Opens Water Project

"This project was initiated as Fiji­ans in Nabaitavo Village were ex­posed to the outbreak of typhoid a few weeks ago making the installa­tion of water tanks and water seal toilets for the village inevitable."
16 Feb 2019 15:35
Minister Opens Water Project

Villagers in Nabaitavo can now have access to clean and safe drinking water.

This follows the opening of the new water project by the Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete last Saturday.

This project was initiated as Fiji­ans in Nabaitavo Village were ex­posed to the outbreak of typhoid a few weeks ago making the installa­tion of water tanks and water seal toilets for the village inevitable.

The joint effort between the com­munity and the Central Division health team of the ministry to­gether with the Ministry of Rural Development and iTaukei Affairs has been instrumental in address­ing the issue.

“This is a great contribution from the community and I am proud of the health officials for being avail­able during the festive season to successfully complete the project”, Dr Waqainabete said.

“Typhoid is a water borne disease therefore access to safe and clean water should remain a priority for the people and the Health Ministry will make every effort with its de­velopment partners to address such issues.”

Furthermore, Dr Waqainabete during the Talanoa Session advised villagers to prioritise and practise a healthy lifestyle that will eventu­ally reduce the burden of diseases.

Source: DEPTFO News



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