Tertiary Health Students Return from an Eye-Opening Program in Fiji

A group of health promotion and nursing students recently returned from 10-days in the remote Fijian highlands.

The students gained valuable pre-service experience and exposure to the unique issues presented by remote area and tropical health, as well as a life-changing cultural immersion experience.

The students consulted with a cross-section of stakeholders in the highland region, gathering data for a needs assessment informing a proposal for a nursing station in our host village. The expedition provided valuable support for a key Dreaming Project- the collaborative construction of a nursing station to address the lack of proximate health care in the village.

The visit, led by Destination Dreaming Program Co-ordinator Clint Miller, was successful in raising the awareness of the Fiji Military, who have pledged support in clearing the proposed construction site.

For further information on this Dreaming Project, or to coordinate a tertiary workplace training or research project, please don’t hesitate to contact us.