We consider health as a holistic endeavor, so we emphasise well-being right from the beginning - Uni Fiji Vice Chancellor

We consider health as a holistic endeavor, so we emphasise well-being right from the beginning - Uni Fiji Vice Chancellor

By Alipate Narawa
Thursday 22/06/2023
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The University of Fiji considers health as a holistic endeavor, so we emphasise well-being right from the beginning.

University of Fiji Vice Chancellor, Professor Shaista Shameem highlighted this as the University held its first ever “Fiji's Biggest Morning Tea”, organized by the Umanand Prasad School of Medicine and Health Sciences, in its bid to support the Fiji Cancer Society’s theme for the year.

Professor Shameem says hosting the event presented the University with an opportunity to help the Fiji Cancer Society in providing care for cancer patients, raising awareness and collecting funds.

She also says the University sees health and well-being as part of a spectrum of activities to encourage everyone to live a healthy lifestyle and keep serious diseases such as cancer at bay.

The Vice Chancellor says they know that better than cure is prevention adding that de-stressing is very important as a health issue and the University has plans in place for sporting opportunities for both men and women to assist with wellness.

Professor Shameem says the University was acutely aware of the devastating impact of cancer as it had lost a number of colleagues to cancer.

The Acting Coordinator of the Nursing Department of the University, Dr Akisi Ravono paid tribute to nurses who took care of the physical and mental health of people living with cancer.

Dr Ravono says the event provided an opportunity to thank medical professionals for undertaking the very difficult task of dealing with the impact of cancer not only on patients but also on their families and loved ones.

Cash donations will be collected by the University until the 12th of July and the collected funds will be handed over to the Fiji Cancer Society.

The University’s Biggest Morning Tea was sponsored by Punjas.

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