Stop notice issued to logging company, investigation underway   By Mike Puia A stop notice has been issued to a logging company operating on the upstream of Kovi and Kungulai water sources as investigation carried out to...

Leprosy alert

Honiara tops ‘most settlements with reported cases’, 3 provinces top list across country   BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO THREE provinces have reported the most cases of leprosy, and the nation’s capital Honiara sits on top as having...

NRH a “death row”

By Mike Puia LOCAL patient who voluntarily left the National Referral Hospital (NRH) described the country’s national hospital in Honiara as a ‘death row’. Civil society advocator, Ismael Nori, has been in admission at the NRH...

Local nutrition should be our staple food, NOT rice: Sogavare

By Gary Hatigeva PEOPLE of this country need to shift their mind set from imported food products, particularly rice, as our staple food, which it should not. Rice should in fact be an emergency form of...

Health advice for Solomon Islanders: Relief from gout symptoms helped by taking a simple...

DEAR EDITOR, a very painful medical condition suffered by many people in the Solomon Islands and the wider Pacific region is known to be caused by having too much uric acid in the blood...

Labour ward lacks bed for women to give birth

BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE INADEQUATE beds for pregnant women at National Referral Hospital’s (NRH) labour ward is a current medical situation the Obstetrics and Gynecology (O&G) department is facing. This was expressed by Dr Loo Zixi,...

70 out of 100 Solomon Islanders die from NCDs

BY JENNIFER KUSAPA 70 PERCENT of all deaths in the country are due to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Prime Minister Rick Hou says deaths due to heart diseases, diabetes, stroke, chronic respiratory disease and cancer. Speaking at...

PM declare war against NCDs

BY JENNIFER KUSAPA PRIME Minister Rick Hou says government is taking up this battle to fight Non-Communicable Disease. He said from statistics gathered, there is an urgent need to address this killer disease. “We have no option...

NRH in distress

Kava family rescues hospital with glove donation   EARLY this week, the National Referral Hospital (NRH) has received a timely donation of latex hand gloves. The NRH had reportedly run out of latex hand gloves last week,...

WHO donates diabetes machines to MHMS

BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) office in Solomon Islands has donated four haemoglobin A1c machines to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS). This provided equipment is to show WHO’s appreciation for...




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