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It Costs Fiji $500m To Screen And Test For NCD’s Annually

“That is a lot of money already to be spending on a range of NCDs. Our population has become import food dependent,” she said.
20 Jan 2023 04:51
It Costs Fiji $500m To Screen And Test For NCD’s Annually
Non-Communicable Disease contributes to 80 per cent of deaths in Fiji . Photo: Josefa Babitu

It costs $500 million for the Government to conduct screening and treatment for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) every year.

But around 80 per cent of people still die from NCDs.

The high rate of fatality shocked participants of a round-table discussion organised by the French Embassy.

The Ministry of Health chief dietitian, Ateca Kama, said around 85 per cent of Fiji’s population were consuming unhealthy diets.

 

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Story by: josefa.babitu@fijisun.com.fj



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