Research Projects and Consultancy

No Research Topic In collaboration/Network Project value Status
1 A study of CD markers in HIV/AIDS patients compared to non-HIV controls in the Fijian population using Flow Cytometry technology Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Fiji


ACT 275


In the process of completion


2 Determination of Potential Bioactive Compounds in Fijian Papaya (Carica papaya) leaves using HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) MRL- CMNHS  and Department of Health Sciences, FNU

5000.00 F$

ACT 285


In the process of completion


3 The effect of Yoga practice in relation to Body Mass Index (BMI), arterial Blood Pressure (BP) and immune status (CD4 T-cells) amongst the students and staff of Fiji National University (FNU) MRL/College of Humanities and Education, Department of Sports Sciences,/Department of Public Health,  FNU 8000.00F$

CHREC approved

July 2016



Evaluation of Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) infections, genomic strain types and pathogenesis in Fiji.

  - Developing a future POC-Point of Care diagnosis for Chlamydia Trachomatis

Children’s Global Health Initiative, California, USA.


A part of NIH grant awarded 300,000US$

National Institute of Health, USA.

Awaiting approval

Fiji National Review and Ethic Committee (FNREC)

May 2016


ABS (Access Benefit Sharing)-Nagoya Implementation fund Project: Discovering Nature- Based products and building capacities for the application of the Nagoya protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing (ABS) in Fiji.

MRL-FNU-USP (Inter- University collaboration)


Duke Graduate Medical School, National University of Singapore



A part of 2 million F$ project

MOA submitted for approval and signature.

June 2016.

6 Study on  YOGA : improving Mental health MRL-CMNHS/DMS and Department of Health and Fitness, FNU. Yet to Estimate

Under development.

March 2016


Clinical pilot study:

Study of the use and effect of papaya (Carica papaya) leaf juice for the treatment of dengue fever.

MRL / MoH, Fiji Yet to Estimate

Under development

April 2016.