Regional Participants attend BioMed Workshop

Regional Participants attend BioMed Workshop

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10 participants were awarded their certificates after successfully completing 6 weeks of the Biomed workshop and attachment training at the Fiji Pharmaceutical and Biomedical services last week.

This Cold Chain Maintenance Project spearheaded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under the South-South Cooperation project is aimed at providing training to medical officials in the maintenance of the refrigeration system for the preservation of the medicines in health facilities.

South–South Cooperation is a term historically used by policymakers and academics to describe the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge between developing countries, also known as countries of the global South.

Fiji considers the introduction of South-South Cooperation (SSC) as being one way in which to offer support to our neighbouring countries and has requested assistance from Japan to support their initiative through establishing a mechanism for SSC.

Deputy Secretary Hospital Services at the Health Ministry Dr Luisa Cikamatana thanked JICA for the timely workshop as the workforce has been further strengthened.

The Program also included participants from Tuvalu, Kiribati and Nauru who will assist the medical departments in their respective countries to maintain refrigeration systems for storing medication.

Meanwhile, more technical training courses have been planned for the future, including for human resource development for Fiji and the neighboring countries.