Vision: A Healthy population in Fiji that is driven by a caring health care delivery system. Mission: To provide a high quality health care delivery services by a caring and committed workforce working with strategic partners through good governance, appropriate technology and appropriate risk management facilitating a focus on patient safety and best health status for the citizens of Fiji.


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The Health Research Unit is part of the Department of Information, Planning and Infrastructure. The current Health Research Officer is: Ms Mere Delai. The role of the Health Research Officer is:

  • Coordinate all health related research activities for the Ministry of Health [this includes providing the approved format to would be researchers receiving research submissions, assigning a primary reviewer in consultation with the Chairperson of the National Health Research Committee [NHRC], convening meetings of the NHRC and the Fiji National Research Ethics Review Committee [FNRERC].
  • Provide secretariat for the NHRC
  • Provide secretariat for the FNRERC
  •  Represent Ministry of Health to other research committees [such as National    Centre for Health Promotion, National Advisory Committee on Aids and other Research sub - committees]
  •  Represent the Ministry of Health [focal point] for Pacific Health Research Council [PHRC]
  • Coordinate and facilitate capacity building for Ministry of Health staff on Research Methodologies
  • Coordinate and facilitate management research for Ministry of Health
  • Monitor the progress of all research activities endorsed by the NHRC and FNRERC
  • Facilitate activities of the Divisional Health Research Committees
  • Participate in regional research activities as and when required
  • Produce a work plan and an annual report on the activities of NHRC and FNRERC

Any other research – related activities as assigned by the Permanent Secretary of Health or the Chairs of NHRC and FNRERC


Health Research Officer
Fax: (679) 3318 227
Phone: (679) 3221 424