1. FIJI RURAL FASHION SHOW RECEIVES BOOST FROM INSURANCE BODY – The National women’s expo and rural women’s designer awards night 2014 today received a financial donation of $15,000 from the Life Insurance Corporation of Indian, commonly known as LICI.
2. HEALTH MINISTRY PROVIDES MEDICINAL RELIEF TO TONGA – The Health Ministry will supply medicinal relief supplies to Tonga after the Northern Island, namely Ha’apai, was devastated by the recent cyclone Ian.
1 FIJI RURAL FASHION SHOW RECEIVES BOOST FROM INSURANCE BODY
The National women’s expo and rural women’s designer awards night 2014 today received a financial donation of $15,000 from the Life Insurance Corporation of Indian, commonly known as LICI.
The Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation Dr Jiko Luveni said this national expo will capitalise on the talents of women around the country, especially those in rural communities.
“The expo is expected to activate the network with other women from rural areas,” Dr Luveni said.
“We will be expecting 3000 women from around the country and it will expose the talents of women to business houses on how talented women,” Dr Luveni said.
LICI General Manager Vimlesh Dhar said we are delighted to support such efforts of empowering women in rural communities.
“We as a corporate entity believe in empowering women and this initiative will really reach out to the community to develop talent,” Mr Dhar said.
Mr Dhar commended the ministry for recognising women’s efforts through the national expo which is scheduled to take place in August this year.
2 HEALTH MINISTRY PROVIDES MEDICINAL RELIEF TO TONGA
The Health Ministry will supply medicinal relief supplies to Tonga after the Northern Island, namely Ha’apai, was devastated by the recent cyclone Ian.
A total of $177,135.19 worth of medicine supplies will be sent to Ha’api Tonga by the Sea Mercy Emergency Response Fleet.
The Sea Mercy Emergency Response Fleet is a floating health clinic which provides free health care services to the remote islands and to islands that need assistance during disasters.
The Hand-over of medicines will take place on Friday at the Vuda Marina in Lautoka by the Ministry of Health Deputy Secretary Hospital Services, Dr Mecuisela Tuicakau.
The relationship with the Health Ministry and Sea Mercy Emergency Response Fleet arose when the founder and president, Mr Richard Hackett of Sea Mercy contacted the Health Minister.
This eventuated in a Memorandum of Understanding with the Sea Mercy Floating Health Care Clinic Program in November 2013.
The Health Minister Dr Neil Sharma said it is important to assist neighbouring Pacific Island countries in times of need.
“This will show the Health Ministry’s commitment towards improving health services not only in Fiji but also in the Pacific region,” Minister said.
The initiative will assist towards developing and implementing effective programs to reach out to those remote islands that currently do not have proper health care services or facilities to support their people. Through this program, needed medicines and medical expertise will be disseminated.