To be the leading institute for ethical, innovative, sustainable and Pacific centric health Research in the region.
To support a research friendly and research productive environment that fosters sustainable, relevant and quality research in the region.
Researchers at the College will endeavor to be role models and will strive to abide by the principles of
- Respect: Exercise care, diligence, sincerity, confidentiality and being non-judgmental in the course of their research activities.
- Integrity: Display fairness, honesty, transparency, loyalty, discipline and accountability in their research activities and with their research reports.
- Passion: Maintain a spirit of inquiry and dedication to improve health through evidence based research and practice.
While it was important to embed research into the learning and teaching activities of CMNHS, it was also important for staff to engage in research activities to build faculty capacity and strengthen research supervision. All research activities were implemented by teaching academics from the Departments of Health Sciences (DHS), Medical Sciences (DMS), Oral Health (DOH), Public Health & Primary Care (DPHPC) and the Research Unit.
As the research activities gained momentum, the number of research staff trained and employed through external grants increased. The Unit set up dedicated Research Centers (RCs) to retain this special cadre and to continue projects in the major areas of Health Systems Research, Non-Communicable Diseases, and Sexual & Reproductive Health.