World TB Day - 24th March 2017
The CCOHSI Team participated in the World TB Day program organised by the Community Health Worker, Kalera, and Health Committee for Lavuci. Some of the northern communities of Fiji, including Nasolo, Lavuci and Natelecake, have had an increase in both TB cases and deaths from TB infection in recent months. The Lavuci Health Committee identified that TB awareness was one of the ways to assist the community to take ownership of their health and social issues, as part of their Community Development Project under the CCOHSI Project. The Community Health… Read more >>
Nagatagata Nursing Station – ‘One of the cleanest in Fiji’
The CCOHSI Team recently stayed overnight at Nagatagata Nursing Station during a trip to Fiji’s interior villages where they conducted health promotion activities on wellness and ran Reproductive Health clinics. They also signed off on Community Development Projects (CDPs) that have commenced in four villages in the interior. Nagatagata Nursing Station is located in Fiji's rural interior, approximately 1.5 to 2 hours drive from the closest regional town of Tavua. Its catchment area includes 4 villages (Nagatagata Village, Buyabuya Village, Drala Village and Koro Village) and 4 settlements (Nakeito Settlement,… Read more >>
Fiji Interior Overnight CCOHSI Team Trip
The CCOHSI team undertook a trip into the interior of Viti Levu on Monday 20th to Tuesday 21st March 2017. The purpose of the overnight trip was to conduct health promotion activities on wellness, and conduct Reproductive Health clinics, as well as to sign off on and commence Community Development Projects (CDPs). The CDPs aim to promote community ownership of health and social issues and will run for the next 6 months period in the four villages visited including: Nadala Village, Drala Village, Buyabuya Village and Koro Village, which are… Read more >>
International Women's Day 2017
‘BE BOLD FOR CHANGE’ International Women’s Day - 8th March 2017. The beginning of IWD was in 1909 in America, as the National Woman’s Day on February 28 that year. In December 1977, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution and proclaimed a United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. This day marked the demand of strong rights for women, including the right to vote, to hold public office, and a voice against employment and sex discrimination. Since then it is celebrated globally every year on the 8th… Read more >>
Volunteer Dietitian, Veronica, all the way from Italy
A Personal Reflection by Veronica Cavallini. ‘From the moment you arrive in Fiji you will be struck by the natural beauty of the islands but equally moved by the genuine and kind-hearted Fijian people’ - these were the first couple of lines in my tourist guide and before landing I didn’t fully understand the meaning of these words. Today, after the weeks spent in Viseisei Sai Health Centre, I realized that what makes this place so special are the people who live here. The Health Team was very welcoming and… Read more >>
Medical Students Naina, Joe, Kati and Flora volunteer at VSHC
A Personal Reflection by Naina Singh. We four final year medical students came from University of California, Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, a city that has a very high density of Fijians. We were very excited to come here and learn more about the culture and background. We hope to apply all that we've learned to our own local community. Given that I am Fijian of Indian Descent, this rotation meant especially more to me. It has been incredibly humbling and enlightening to be a part of the team these past two months. I now have… Read more >>
World Cancer Day workshop.
Collective Community Ownership of Health and Social Issues (CCOHSI) Project Update. This workshop was organised by Viseisei Sai Health Centre (VSHC) staff in partnership with Empower Pacific. The World Cancer Day workshop was held on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at Western Health Centre, Lautoka, in collaboration with Fiji Ministry of Health. Nurses of varying disciplines, zone, family planning, oncology and paediatric oncology, from Nadi, Lautoka, Ba and Tavua districts attended. Fiji has one of the highest rates of cervical cancer in the world, and has the second highest in… Read more >>
Community Health Workers workshop.
Collective Community Ownership of Health and Social Issues (CCOHSI) Project Update. This workshop was organised by Viseisei Sai Health Centre (VSHC) staff in partnership with Empower Pacific. A Community Health Worker and Stakeholder Workshop was held on Tuesday 31/01/2017 at Viseisei Sai Health Centre. The aim of the workshop was to further educate and upskill Community Health Workers (CHWs), stakeholders, and members of the community, with a focus on physical, mental, social and spiritual aspects of health. Representatives from Nakolia, Seniyaya and Vatulaulau communities attended. Associate Professor Dr. Swaran… Read more >>
World Aids Day 2016.
NATIONAL CELEBRATION OF WORLD AIDS DAY, 1ST DECEMBER 2016, AT THE CARNIVAL GROUND, NARARA PARADE, LAUTOKA. INTRODUCTION: The "World AIDS Day" is a UN International marked event that is celebrated worldwide. It draws together concerned citizens who advocate on a number of issues pertaining to HIV and AIDS particularly on reducing STIGMA and DISCRIMINATION, promotion of equality and Zero Discrimination. World AIDS Day has been celebrated in Fiji for the last 17 years beginning in 1999 with the International theme of "Listen, Learn and Live". This year’s theme is… Read more >>
GENDER BASED VIOLENCE and HUMAN RIGHTS - 16 Days of Activism
Collective Community Ownership of Health and Social Issues (CCOHSI) Project By Viseisei Sai Health Centre in Partnership with Empower Pacific GENDER BASED VIOLENCE and HUMAN RIGHTS – Friday 2nd December, 2016 "NO MORE SILENCE - SAY NO TO VIOLENCE!” Viseisei Sai Health Centre’s EU funded CCOHSI Project organized a March and an awareness program on the 2nd Dec 2016 in Viseisei on Gender Based Violence and Human Rights. A march through Viseisei was conducted followed by an awareness workshop with stakeholders and the community. The… Read more >>