Fiji National University (FNU) staff and students can access specialised healthcare services following the establishment of a partnership with Medical Services Pacific (MSP).
MSP clinics are located in Suva, Lautoka and Labasa and offer youth-centred programmes, as well as working with high risk and vulnerable groups to increase awareness and access to key clinical and social services.
FNU Vice-Chancellor Professor Toby Wilkinson said the MOU reaffirmed the University’s commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Goal 3 on the Good Health and Wellbeing of its students and staff.
“At FNU, the health and wellbeing of our staff and students is our number one priority, and we are pleased to work with external partners to complement the services provided by the University,” Prof Wilkinson said.
FNU Registrar Sarita Devi added that students and staff can access designated MSP services free of charge upon identification and verification.
“FNU will support the provision of community health services through our UniClinic and discuss with MSP staff before referring students and staff for further support services.”
“Students and staff assured that confidentiality will be maintained through all counselling, support and other services.”
UniClinic General Practitioner Dr Henry Waqa said MSP services would be accessible to students as they had clinics in Suva, Labasa and Lautoka.
“By working with MSP, the Uniclinics will be able to refer students and staff for specialised services which the Uniclinics cannot provide,” said Dr Waqa.
MSP Country Director Ashna Shaleen said the MOU further strengthened the existing relationship between both parties at the strategic and working level.
“This partnership is intentional and deliberate in fostering shared understanding and greater cooperation, access to services that will benefit FNU students and staff. MSP services are designed to minimise gaps in health and social services,” Shaleen said.