Health Fair at Navunisea District School, Dawasamu Tailevu

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1466037365423{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}” el_class=”clean_links”][vc_column_text]The people of Navunisea Dawasamu will be treated to free health care and social services this Saturday 30th July from 10am to 3pm, courtesy of a multi stakeholder Health Fair brought to their village by the Fijian NGO Medical Services Pacific (MSP) with funding support from the Rotary Club of Suva Peninsula Sunset, the Rotary Club of Nelson, New Zealand & DFAT.


There will be many free health and social services available. Including free medical consultations with Doctors and Nurses, Optometrists and Dentists. There will be range of health clinics and services, optical check-ups and dental care. FNU is providing a Cancer Awareness clinic; MOH is providing nutrition advice and TB screening. MSP is providing maternal and child health care services, sexual reproductive health and family planning services.  As for the children, there will be a special children’s corner with education sessions and games, led by our Child Protection Officer and supported by representatives from Rotaract, who will provide free face painting.

Executive Director of Medical Services Pacific Ms Jennifer Poole says

“Health Fairs are an excellent way to reach out to the entire community, and showcases the various types of health and social services that are available in Fiji. Health fairs encourage interaction and break down barriers to service provision, while providing a friendly atmosphere for information sharing. Health fairs encourage positive health seeking behaviour. This is our forth health fair in partnership with Rotary and Rotaract.”

“An MSP Health Fair has a fun and open atmosphere that encourages people to ask questions and engage with a wide range of health care professionals. Health fairs provide multiple clinics including medical, dental and  optical) all in one location, which makes it easy for the community to access services they need (which is particularly helpful for the vulnerable, elderly and the disabled). We encourage everyone to attend and make use of these services,” Ms J. Poole.

The success of our Health Fairs is due to our strong partnerships with organisations such as Rotary and Rotaract, and ongoing linkages with the Fiji National University including the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, and the Dental Students Association, who contribute their marvellous dental teams and Pacific Eye Institute | Excellence in Pacific Eye Care. We are also fortunate to welcome the assistance of FNU Medical and Pharmacy students will also be supporting the medical teams on the day. MSP programs are supported by representatives from the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, and the Fiji Police Force.

“We are grateful to the leadership of Dawasamu and the school Principles, Ministry of Education and the community, for their support and thank them for their participation. With their support, we are able to provide free healthcare services to a range of communities, where previously, some of these specialist services have been difficult to access to the cost or travelling distance, or in some cases, where members of the community did not realise these services even existed.”

The Navunisea District School Health Fair is part of the Healthy Choices Health Fair program, run by Medical Services Pacific and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Suva Peninsula Sunset.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ el_class=”right_sidebar clean_links”][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”sidebar-right”][/vc_column][/vc_row]