22nd August 09:50 AM
Wainiqolo to advocate on Rheumatic Heart Disease
By Iva Danford and Naveel Krishant
Saturday 12/08/2017
Miss Cure Kids Fiji Buli Wainiqolo.

Do not let your condition stop you from being someone you truly want to be.

This is the message from Miss Cure Kids Fiji Buli Wainiqolo who will be using the Hibiscus Festival to advocate on Rheumatic Heart Disease.

Wainiqolo says she found out that she had rheumatic heart disease at the age of 11 in 2010.

The 18-year-old who is a first year student of the University of the South Pacific is currently studying Maritime Science hails from the village of Nakobo in Cakaudrove.

She is now in her 7th year of her Benzathine treatment which needs to be completed in 10 years.

Rheumatic Heart Disease is the second most common cause of death among 5 to 29 year olds in Fiji and affects as many as 1 in 50 children in Fiji.

The theme of this year’s Hibiscus Festival is Climate Change - Telling Our Own Narrative.

Meanwhile, motorists are advised that the Carpenters Street, Grantham Road from Garden City to Vodafone Arena and Laucala Bay Road will be closed to traffic from this hour till 2pm for opening march of the Vodafone Hibiscus festival.

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