FNU is committed to health sector development

Press Release Posted On: May 6, 2024

CMNHS students during their practical.

In response to the article published in the Fiji Times dated Monday, 29 April 2024, titled Too many Interns – Munshi, Fiji National University’s (FNU) College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS) has a working relationship with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and holds discussions on the areas of concern in the medical sector.

FNU is committed to working collaboratively with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MoHMS) to ensure that the medical training programmes are aligned with the country’s healthcare needs.

CMNHS Acting Dean Dr Amelia Turagabeci said the college always focuses on producing quality graduates to meet the demand.

“Our primary objective is to meet the healthcare requirements in Fiji and the Pacific Island nations. Our success in this endeavour is evident, as numerous alumni effortlessly assimilate into the medical workforce across Pacific Island nations. FNU, however, recognises the dynamic nature of healthcare needs.

“We are fully committed to engaging in cooperative endeavours with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MoHMS) and our key stakeholders. By fostering transparent communication, we can guarantee that our MBBS programme aligns with the most highly desired skills and specialties, producing graduates who efficiently contribute to Fiji’s and the Pacific region’s healthcare system.”

“CMNHS continuously reviews and updates the curriculum to reflect evolving healthcare needs. We offer postgraduate programmes in various medical specialties to address potential skill gaps,” Dr Turagabeci said.

“As part of FNU Strategic Plan 2024 – 2026, CMNHS will play a significant role for the next 20 years to elevate medical services to meet global standards, particularly in the areas of specialised healthcare and the entire delivery of medical services. Greater attention will be allocated to preventive health care.”