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Health Ministry Analyses COVID-19 Emergency Response

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Five medical sub-divisions in the Central Division, representatives from the other Government agencies including the Commissioner Central participated in the SWOT Analysis workshop to share their experiences in response to the COVID 19 Pandemic which took a heavy toll on the people of Fiji.

This workshop was aimed at analyzing the Ministry’s, particularly the Central division’s response to the surge in cases to further strengthen the preparedness and the service delivery in anticipation of a third wave of the Pandemic.

In the second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak, Fiji to date has recorded more than 52400 cases. The central division contributed up to 70% of the total cases and deaths. The gravity of the situation required a ‘whole of government’ and ‘whole of society’ response which resulted in the successful decline in the cases and the overall indicators.

During the workshop, the participants highlighted important issues which were discussed at length to implement new strategies to address the health service delivery in such a way that is proportionate and cost-effective.

Furthermore, the Project Manager of the Project Management Unit Mr. Soro Toutou also highlighted the assistance the Unit had rendered to the Ministry of Health as well as funds still available under the project.

This workshop was funded by the Project Management Unit of the World Bank and was organized in consultation with the Incident Management Unit of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

Meanwhile, similar workshops will be conducted in the three other major divisions in early 2022.

World Bank Project Management Unit Program Manager Mr. Soro Toutou addressed participants at the SWOT Analysis workshop at the Holiday Inn.