Public Health in Fiji

by GVI Charitable Programs
Public Health in Fiji
Public Health in Fiji
Public Health in Fiji
Public Health in Fiji
Public Health in Fiji
Public Health in Fiji
Public Health in Fiji
Public Health in Fiji

Thank you for your onoing support of our Public Health project.

Public Health is particularly effective when the community is engaged and involved.  Where the community have identified issues and are part of the solution. Education programmes in Dawasamu and District are conducted with the support of the Community Health Workers and the lead District Nurse. They are based on identified needs.

Our project strives to support health education in a variety of ways including; providing resources, upskilling trainers, gathering research and information, and coordinating sessions. Health topics can include topics such as; hygiene, early childhood development, first aid and well being.

 

It is also important to tap into both local and international health initiatives as a focus for health education.

One example was World Tobacco Day on May 31st.   Along with other communities across the world, the health issue of tobacco and smoking was addressed in the Dawasamu community. Workshops and information posters shared information about the dangers of smoking for people's health as well as the economic impact of smoking on families. 

When addressing most health issues it is important that children are involved. In the case of tobacco, when children are educated and armed with good information they can understand the problems of taking up smoking and can make informed choices. For some adults, this information may lead to them quitting or cutting down on their current habit as well as understanding how their habit can affect others.

Education is such a key to change and supporting the Community Health Workers wherever we can to educate the community of a wide range of health topics 

We thank you for support for this project, your donations help us with valuable resources so that effective.  We look forward to updating you further in the near future.

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The main goal of the project is to support the functions of the District Nurse that are essential for both productivity and improving health and wellness. And provides support to increase the self-efficacy of 15 community health workers (CHWs) to be productive health providers within their communities that span between Dawasamu District and Bureiwai District. It is well-established that the CHWs are crucial to both optimizing quality of care and addressing increased patient volume.  GVI aides in human resources management and supporting CHW service delivery and encourage District Nurse role in continuous learning opportunities for her staff. All efforts aim to achieve the vision “The best medicine of all is to teach people not to need it.” A community health worker (CHW) is a community liaison between the village they live in and the district nurse. 

Over the next few months, we will start working with the communities of Dawasamu again, after meeting with the Dawasamu District Nurse one area she as asked us to focus on is nutrition, focusing on the diseases that can occur due to a poor diet, how this can affect a child's learning potential and growth. Resources are being created to assist with workshops which are designed to be interactive to ensure that workshops are interesting and enjoyed by all who take part.  

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The main goal of the project is to support the functions of the District Nurse that are essential for both productivity and improving health and wellness. And provides support to increase the self-efficacy of 15 community health workers (CHWs) to be productive health providers within their communities that span between Dawasamu District and Bureiwai District. It is well-established that the CHWs are crucial to both optimizing quality of care and addressing increased patient volume.  GVI aides in human resources management and supporting CHW service delivery and encourage District Nurse role in continuous learning opportunities for her staff. All efforts aim to achieve the vision “The best medicine of all is to teach people not to need it.” A community health worker (CHW) is a community liaison between the village they live in and the district nurse. 

One area we had been focusing on is training the 15 Community Health Workers from Dawasamu and Bureiwai Districts on utilising data collated through their patient registers and transferring it into pivot tables, to produce a data analysis report, to assist with monitoring and analysing ailments and medication. The report produced allows the District Nurse to examine patient data more easily to identify the root causes of common infection cases for strategic disease intervention. The report helps community health workers to prioritise their preventative health measures by identifying their top infections within their village and conducting targeted health interventions.  We are looking forward to continuing training once the COVID restrictions are lifted and updating the data analysis report with information collated over the last nine months and using the data to highlight what training sessions are needing to benefit the communities.

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GVI Charitable Programs

Location: The Woodlands, TX - USA
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Steve Gwenin
The Woodlands, TX United States
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