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By RINU SHYYAM
The national advisor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), Doctor Isimeli Tukana, says the wellbeing of women can combat NCDs.
Dr Tukana says women are primary caregivers and their health should be prioritised.
“The concept of healthy educated women will result in healthy educated offsprings,” Dr Tukana said.
“The growing number of concerns for NCDs is not because of lack of food in Fiji, but because of what we choose to eat.
“There is an abundance of food. Parents should choose the best and affordable food for their children to avoid being affected by diseases.”
Dr Tukana said gender-based violence was among contributing factors that led to the ill health of women.
“Faith-based organisations and other stakeholders should ensure education in violence against women in communities.
“Emerging problems of abuse should be solved and the concept of, ‘absolutely, no violence in communities,’ should come into place,” he said.