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MHMS eyes Copen communication plan

BY MAVIS N PODOKOLOTHE Ministry of Health...

40 schools to take Copen survey 2023

BY MAVIS N PODOKOLOFORTY random schools in...

Gov’t lacks law on cooking gas

By EDDIE OSIFELOTHE Government has no legislation...

World AIDS day marked in Gizo

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HEALTH officials and stakeholders in Gizo, Western Province has joined the world celebrating World AIDS day.The event kicked off with a parade led by a long line of cars from PT109 to MSG building...

19 ACTIVE HIV CASES

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BY BEN BILUAA total of 19 people are living with HIV/AIDS in the country.HIV/AIDS Coordinator of Gizo Hospital, Western Province, Ellen Tanito speaking during the World AIDS Day celebration yesterday, said the total number...

New COVID cases in Gizo,public warned

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BY BEN BILUAGIZO Hospital has recorded COVID cases over the past weeks – losing its COVID free status since border restrictions were lifted.According to reports, cases are expected to increase given that people...

NCD CRISIS

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Six of 10 people here die of Non-Communicable DiseasesBY EDDIE OSIFELONON-COMMUNICABLE diseases such as diabetes, heart and respiratory diseases, cancers and mental illnesses have reached a crisis point, with 40 percent of hospital beds...

Gauze runs out at NRH

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BY IRWIN ANGIKIThe national referral hospital has reportedly run out of gauze, affecting services such as medical operations.It ran out on Friday 11th of November, a doctor at the (NRH) told Island Sun on...

Gov’t cuts budget for medicine

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By EDDIE OSIFELOTHE Government has only provided a budget of $35.8 million in its 2021 budget to purchase medical stocks including medicines, drugs, dressings, equipment and commodities.This was despite the value of the stock...

Japan funds water supply projects to Fauala and Afio communities in Malaita.

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BY SAMIE WAIKORIAUKICOMMUNITIES of Fauala and Afio in Central Kwara’ae constituency have benefited from Japan’s water supply projects under its Grassroots and Human Security Project for Solomon Islands.The water projects which cost USD69,250 each,...

Airline welcomes lifting of  pre-flight 72-hr PCR test

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Solomon Airlines has welcomed the Solomon Islands Government decision to remove the mandatory 72-hour covid-19 PCR test requirement for international visitors, prior to entering the country.In a statement, the airline’s Chief Executive Officer Gus...

72-hour PCR test no longer needed

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The Cabinet-approved removal of the 72 hours PCR test for covid-19 requirement for incoming travelers to Solomon Islands took effect yesterday.A Government statement said the removal follows the signing of amendments, which was published...

Persons with disability struggle to earn income

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BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO PERSONS with disability are often denied access to formal employment according to the President of the People with disability, Simon Dolaiano.“Financially people with disabilities are often denied access to formal employment...