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Farewell Nisha!

2017.10.05 Category: Collective Community Ownership of Health and Social Issues

Yesterday the Viseisei Sai Health Centre team said goodbye to one of CCOHSI team members, Nisha Khan. Nisha has been with VSHC, seconded from Empower Pacific (who are partners in the CCOHSI Project) since April 2016 working on the Collective Community Ownership of Health and Social Issues (CCOHSI) Project as a Counsellor and Social Worker. Nisha has been a key member of not only our CCOHSI team but has made a positive and lasting impact on the communities and individuals she has encountered through her work on the project. We… Read more >>

New Viseisei Sai Health Centre team members

2017.10.05

Viseisei Sai Health Centre would like to welcome both Josephine Tuliga and Nilshad Beevi to the VSHC family. Josephine, our new Nurse Practitioner, and Nilshad, our new receptionist, commenced working at VSHC in August 2017 alongside a rotating Medical Officer. Welcome to the VSHC family! Nilshad Beevi, Receptionist Josephine Tuliga, Nurse Practitioner Read more >>

Sathya Sai International Organisation Leaders visit to Viseisei Sai Health Centre, Fiji

2017.09.29 Category: VSHC Activities

Last week, Viseisei Sai Health Centre was privileged to be visited by three leaders in the Sathya Sai International Organisation who travelled to Fiji to attend the 2017 National Convention of Sathya Sai Service Organisation of Fiji. Neville Fredericks, Zone 3 Chair for Sathya Sai International Organisation, and his wife Jill, Dr. Anupom Ganguli, Co-Chair for the Sathya Sai International Organisation’s Environmental Committee, and his wife Sujata and Dr. Narendranath Reddy, Chairman of the Prasanthi Council of the Sathya Sai International Organisation, and his wife Dr. Hymavathi visited one of… Read more >>

Fiji Medical Association 59th Annual Scientific Conference

2017.09.26 Category: VSHC Activities

The Fiji Medical Association's 59th Annual Scientific Conference was held last week from the 7th - 10th of September at the Pearl Resort in Pacific Harbour. The theme of this years conference was 'White Coats Under Siege'. Our CCOHSI team member, Jenny Naidu, presented on Viseisei Sai Health Centre's response to Fiji's NCD crisis on behalf of our Medical Directors who were away at a conference in the United States. Jenny is a Research Officer and Health Educator for the Collective Community Ownership of Health and Social Issues (CCOHSI) Project.… Read more >>

Young Mother’s Project – Nadi Series – Part 3 (August 10th 2017)

2017.09.10 Category: Young Mother's Project 2017

VSHC/CCOHSI Facilitators: Coordinator: Lauren Toll (Community Health Promotion Officer/AVI volunteer) Facilitators: Mosese Baseisei (Project Manager) Seremaia Koroi (Health Promotion Officer) Lauren Deakin (Public Health Communications Mentor/AVI volunteer) Amelia Ake (Project Nurse) Venue Koroivolu Methodist Church Hall, Nadi Presenting Stakeholders Karunagaran Nair (Ministry of Youth and Sports) Suneel Kumar (Department of Cooperative) Ranjeeta Chand & Rachna Ronjini (National Employment Centre) Cecilia Torosi (Births, Deaths and Marriages) Aims and Objectives The aim of the third and final workshop is to provide the mothers with financial literacy training to enhance their independence and… Read more >>

Young Mother’s Project – Nadi Series – Part 2 (July 20th 2017)

2017.09.10 Category: Young Mother's Project 2017

VSHC/CCOHSI Facilitators: Coordinator: Lauren Toll (Community Health Promotion Officer/AVI volunteer) Facilitators: Dr. Swaran Naidu (VSHC Medical Director) Mosese Baseisei (Project Manager) Seremaia Koroi (Health Promotion Officer) Lauren Deakin (Public Health Communications Mentor/AVI volunteer) Venue The workshop was held at the Nadi Centre for Special Education Nadi School for Special Education (Workshop venue). Presenting Stakeholders Fijian Council of Social Services: Acalia Nauloaloa & Anare Lewanavanua Department of Women: Anjani Nand Department of Social Welfare: Litiana Tabucala Ministry of Youth and Sports: Karunagarau Nair National Employment Centre: Romika Singh & Sereana Dawai… Read more >>

Farewell to Dr Kris

2017.08.29 Category: VSHC Activities

Farewell Dr. Kris! On Friday last week, the Viseisei Sai Health Centre team said goodbye to our resident Medical Officer, Dr. Kris Naidu, who has been with VSHC since early 2014. Dr. Kris has been a highly valuable member of the VSHC team and has played a major role in serving those from the Viseisei Health Zone and local communities. We celebrated by holding a traditional Lovo lunch prepared by VSHC staff and some of our local Community Health Workers. Good luck in your future endeavours Dr. Kris, we wish you all… Read more >>

Young Mothers Project – Nadi Series – Part 1

2017.08.26 Category: Young Mother's Project 2017

Facilitators CCOHSI Team: Coordinator: Ms. Lauren Toll (Community Health Promotion Officer/AVI volunteer) Facilitators: Seremaia Koroi (Health Promotion Officer) Amelia Ake (Project Nurse) Sr. Daivalu (Project Nurse/CHW Supervisor) Mosese Baseisei (Project Manager) Prof Rajat Gyaneshwar (VSHC Medical Director) Lauren Deakin (Public Health Communications Mentor/AVI volunteer) Eileen Lindemann (Volunteer Dietician) Cassandra (Volunteer Nurse and Nutritionist) Attendees The workshop was attended by the following: 11 young mothers 4 District Nurses 4 Community Health Workers Chief guest Mr. Isoa Natui The workshop was held at the Provincial compound at Koroivolu, Nadi.  The team was… Read more >>

Young Mother’s Project 2017 – Lautoka Series - Part 3

2017.08.14 Category: Young Mother's Project 2017

Phase 3: Financial Literacy 24th March 2017 (Ministry of Youth Conference Hall, Lautoka) Participants: 17 young mothers Unfortunately many of the mothers who attended the previous phases 1 and 2 of the Young Mothers Project were unable to attend phase 3 due to a death in their village.  Mothers who attended the Lautoka phase 3 came from Vanuakula and Vadraiyawasewa settlements and had previously participated in Young Mothers Project activities and workshops. Stakeholders: Ministry of Trade – Mrs. Rusieli Caginavanua Ministry of Youth and Sports – Keasi Delana CCOHSI team… Read more >>

Young Mother’s Project 2017 – Lautoka Series - Part 2-

2017.08.14 Category: Young Mother's Project 2017

Phase 2: Stakeholder Presentations 24th February 2017 (Korotu Community Hall, Namoli Village) Participants: 24 young mothers Stakeholders: District Office (Lautoka/Yasawa) – Ruth Atu Department of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation – Tavaita Daku Ministry of Youth and Sports – Samisoni Mateyawa Department of Social Welfare – Seruwaia Rauluni National Employment Centre – Kelera CCOHSI team facilitators: Dr. Swaran Naidu Mosese Baseisei (Project Manager) Seremaia Koroi (Health Promotion Officer) Amelia Vugakoto (Womens Empowerment Officer) Warsha Prakash (Health Educator) Rusiate Sovasova (Social Worker) The second workshop aimed to present the mothers with… Read more >>