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...

NRH without vital testing machines

Ministry seeks approval of $1.3M for the replacement of 3 broken down blood analyser machines By Gary Hatigeva THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has projected for the approval of $1,308,800, under the Supplementary...

Health team now in better position to respond to disaster

BY GEORGINA KEKEA SOLOMON Islands now has its own Emergency Medical Team to respond to outbreaks, natural disasters and other health emergencies. Known as SOLMART, a group of health professionals have undergone a weeklong training that...

SIPNGA hands over medical equipment to NRH

THE Solomon Islands PNG Association on Monday this week handed over medical equipment to the National Referral Hospital (NRH). The Association handed over an ECG and a Suction machine worth over $50,000 at a small...

NCD tops deaths at Buala hospital 2018

BY SAMIE WAIKORI AUKI NON-Communicable Diseases (NCD) has reportedly caused most deaths at Buala Hospital for the first stanza of this year, 2018. According to a report obtained from Buala hospital, the data for NCDs was gathered...

‘Fathers play important role in breast feeding’

BY SAMIE WAIKORI AUKI FATHERS are said to also play an important role in breast feeding. Although breast feeding is carried out by mothers, fathers also need to understand their responsibility under the breast feeding programme. Chief Nutrition...

Taiwan leads in prevention and control of healthcare-associated infection

BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE THIRTY-THREE local health workers from NRH, HCC, Guadalcanal province, and nursing school of SINU attended an Infection Prevention and Control workshop at the Taiwan Health Center (THC) from October 30 to...


Important role of Labour Mobility Oversight Committee

THE Labour Mobility Oversight Committee (LMOC) has an important role in Labour mobility.

Gov’t hands $800K towards Aussie bush fire

By Mike Puia THE government last night handed SBD$800,000 towards the Australia...

Australia opens up for Solomon Islands

BY ALFRED PAGEPITU AUSTRALIA is considering ‘further opening up its doors’ to Solomon Islanders, it is reported. This is...

Indonesia pushes for an umbrella framework cooperation agreement with Solomon Islands

By Alfred Sasako   INDONESIA'S Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Adriana Supandy, has revealed his country wants an Umbrella Framework...

PM to produce PIF report to Cabinet

By EDDIE OSIFELO PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare will present the report of the government’s trip to the recent...

Aust announces $11m funding for marine pollution

BY CHARLES KADAMANA In Funafuti, Tuvalu THE Australian government has announced SBD$11m for the Pacific Regional Environment programme to...
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