Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete

Practise Moderation This Diwali Celebration, Advises Health Minister
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Practise Moderation This Diwali Celebration, Advises Health Minister

It is the opportunity to share our cultures, our food and we are privileged because we as a nation show in many of t...

Waiqainabete: Protecting Children From The Harmful Impact Of Food Marketing In The Pacific
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Waiqainabete: Protecting Children From The Harmful Impact Of Food Marketing In The Pacific

Children need to be protected from the harmful impacts of the growing food market in the western Pacific as we are v...

200 Pints Needed Daily, Says Fiji’s Health Minister as He Starts Blood Drive
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200 Pints Needed Daily, Says Fiji’s Health Minister as He Starts Blood Drive

Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete started the blood drive for Suva at the ministry he...

CWM Hospital: Minister Updates Progress Of Boiler Room, Maternity Ward Repairs
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CWM Hospital: Minister Updates Progress Of Boiler Room, Maternity Ward Repairs

Repairs to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital boiler are progressing well. And the second phase construction of the ...

Fake News Is Economic Sabotage Says Acting Prime Minister Koroilavesau
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Fake News Is Economic Sabotage Says Acting Prime Minister Koroilavesau

Koroilavesau slams propagators for causing fear and panic on Monday by claiming there would be unrest

Waqainabete: Schools Best Platform to Promote Positive Development, Health
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Waqainabete: Schools Best Platform to Promote Positive Development, Health

Schools are unique settings to establish a healthy lifestyle that would contribute to the improvement in the quality...

Dr Waqainabete: Fiji Has High Measles Immunisation Rate
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Dr Waqainabete: Fiji Has High Measles Immunisation Rate

Fiji has a 95 per cent measles immunisation rate. This was the assurance by Minister for Health and Medical Services...

Dr Waqainabete: MRI Machine To Be Replaced In Two Years
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Dr Waqainabete: MRI Machine To Be Replaced In Two Years

Fiji has only one MRI machine which is now eight years old.

‘Antibiotics Can Prevent MenC’ Says Health Minister
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‘Antibiotics Can Prevent MenC’ Says Health Minister

Health and Medical Services Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete said there was currently no outbreak of the disease in ...

Juice Vendors Caught Selling Cigarette Rolls, To Pay $1K Fine
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Juice Vendors Caught Selling Cigarette Rolls, To Pay $1K Fine

“Our juice business does not even rake in $1000 in 21 days, so how then are we going to pay for these hefty fines.”

Alleged Abuse Of Patient At Lautoka Hospital To Be Investigated
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Alleged Abuse Of Patient At Lautoka Hospital To Be Investigated

Lautoka man, Raveen Kumar, 39, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, alleged that he was mistreated by medical profes...

Fiji National University Set To Graduate Fiji’s First Oral Surgeons
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Fiji National University Set To Graduate Fiji’s First Oral Surgeons

The Master of Oral Surgery was launched in 2017 at the Fiji National University and its first two trainees have just...

Nilendra Krishna Nair, Proud Fijian Scientist Pursuing PhD Studies At Harvard University
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Nilendra Krishna Nair, Proud Fijian Scientist Pursuing PhD Studies At Harvard University

Mr Nair’s expertise in genetics and micro biome research will lend a news lens on the proliferation of Non-Communi...

Dr Waqainabete Calls On Final Year Medical Students To Be Innovative
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Dr Waqainabete Calls On Final Year Medical Students To Be Innovative

There is a lot of work to be done towards primary health care as we look forward to Universal Health Coverage there...

Fiji’s Health Ministry Work With CDC, WHO To Determine Cause Of Death
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Fiji’s Health Ministry Work With CDC, WHO To Determine Cause Of Death

Although they were provided medical treatment as standard of care, their illnesses progressively worsened and despit...

5 Locals Under Observation After Mystery Illness Linked to US Couple’s Deaths
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5 Locals Under Observation After Mystery Illness Linked to US Couple’s Deaths

David James Paul, 38, an engineer with Lockheed Martin and his wife, Jane Michelle Canalog Paul, 35, had checked int...

Fiji Health Minister Captures World Attention
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Fiji Health Minister Captures World Attention

Dr Waqainabete SPOKE WITH power, passion in his own unique style. At an international meeting, our Health Minister c...

Fiji’s Dr Jiko Luveni Posthumously Recognized With The  Global Health Hero Award
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Fiji’s Dr Jiko Luveni Posthumously Recognized With The Global Health Hero Award

Dr Luveni was the first Fijian woman to graduate as a dentist from the Fiji School of Medicine. She was a life-long ...

Cases Of Methamphetamine, ‘Ice’ Abuse Reach Hospitals
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Cases Of Methamphetamine, ‘Ice’ Abuse Reach Hospitals

Methamphetamine, commonly known as ice, pea, crystal meth or white among us­ers, is a highly-addictive drug.

Doctor Defends Actions As Security Guard Dies Metres From Her Medical Centre
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Doctor Defends Actions As Security Guard Dies Metres From Her Medical Centre

‘I had so many patients’

Fiji’s Health Ministe  Urges Medical Professionals to Upskill
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Fiji’s Health Ministe Urges Medical Professionals to Upskill

He said there were councils that were independent of the ministry which monitored medical professionals, including n...

Be A Better Version Of Yourself: Dr Waqainabete To Graduates
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Be A Better Version Of Yourself: Dr Waqainabete To Graduates

Use the platform that you have today to become a better ver­sion of yourself. You never know what you are capable o...

Nutrition, Exercise Key Challenges to NCDs: Waqainabete
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Nutrition, Exercise Key Challenges to NCDs: Waqainabete

“Do not wait to fall unwell to practice wellness.”

Wolbachia Mosquitoes Released In The West
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Wolbachia Mosquitoes Released In The West

Narewa Villagers joined dignitaries to release mosquitoes as part of the World Mosquito Program’s (WMP’s) Wolbac...

Nurses Assured Of  Government Support
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Nurses Assured Of Government Support

“You are the backbone of health in our nation,” Dr Waqainabete said.

Stand Up And Be Counted: Minister
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Stand Up And Be Counted: Minister

"Speaking during the official launch at the Holiday Inn in Suva, Dr Waqainabete said: “I used to run in marathons ...

Minister Waqainabete Launches Drive To Prevent Dengue Outbreak
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Minister Waqainabete Launches Drive To Prevent Dengue Outbreak

During the first four months of this year, the Ministry of Health recorded 1894 suspected dengue cases nationwide, i...

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