Bula and welcome to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Website
The Health Ministry is responsible for the provision of medical services to the entire population of Fiji which now stands at 884,887 according to the 2017 National Population Census. In addition to this, similar services are also provided to the expatriates visiting or living in our country.
The Ministry’s Headquarters is situated at 88 Amy Street, Toorak, Suva with three divisional offices:
- Northern Health Services – Ro Qomate house, Hospital Road, Labasa
- Western Health Services – Vidilo House, Lautoka
- Central Eastern Health Services – Tamavua, Suva
The Ministry is responsible for providing a wide range of equitable, efficient, affordable, and vibrant Health services through our health facilities in all the medical sub-divisions of Fiji.
Together with this, our mobile medical outreach teams also take various health services to remote, rural, and maritime locations. We envision making health services available to all the people of Fiji and leaving no one behind as we strive to uphold the United Nations’ vision of Universal Health Coverage.
Through this website, we aspire to bridge the information gap and strengthen our service deliveries between the Ministry and its stakeholders and lessees that we serve.
COVID-19 Important Guidelines
ADVISORY: FIJI REMOVES REMAINING COVID-19 RELATED BORDER HEALTH MEASURES – INCLUDING PROOF OF VACCINATION
This move comes following careful consideration of the global and national COVID-19 situation by the COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Taskforce (CRMT) and applies to both arrivals from air and sea.
Previously, all travellers 16 years and above were required to produce proof of full vaccination and travel insurance covering COVID-19.
As reported by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), Fiji’s hospitalisation is low, owed to our community-wide immunisation and in-country surveillance capacity. Notably, the focus remains on implementing COVID safe measures around those vulnerable to the severe effects of COVID-19.
Therefore, consistent with the experience in other countries with high vaccination rates, Fiji will no longer have any COVID-19 related border health measures.
Fiji’s Border Authorities will continue to review border health measures and maintain community surveillance for early warning of future threats while fostering socio-economic recovery.
Fiji’s economic recovery continues on the back of a strong tourism rebound. In 2022, visitor arrivals to Fiji reached 71.1 percent of 2019 levels (636,312) with a strong forecast for the first quarter of 2022.
Pre-Cyclone Health Risks Warning
As we prepare for Tropical Cyclone Mal, members of the public are advised to take precaution and take heed of the following health risks;
Injuries from flying debris and collapsed structures;
- Drowning in floodwaters;
- Mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue fever;
- Bacterial disease such as Leptospirosis;
- Waterborne diseases such as Diarrhoea and Typhoid fever;
- Mental health problems such as anxiety and depression;
- Special health needs of the elderly, the disabled, children and babies, pregnant mothers, and family members with chronic diseases.
- The following precautions should be taken to minimise the risk of health problems during a tropical cyclone;
- Stay indoors and avoid going outside unless absolutely necessary;
- Secure your home and belongings;
- Store food and water safely;
- Filter and boil all drinking water;
- Wear insect repellent to protect against mosquitoes;
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water;
- Monitor your mental health and seek help if you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed;
- Ensure that those on treatment at home have adequate amounts of the medicines and medical supplies they use.
- Prepare for the immediate transfer of vulnerable family members to the nearby health facility if the need arises.
Members of the public are urged to seek immediate medical attention if anyone they know is injured or ill.