This foundation launched during our inaugural SHMC and is the primary mechanism by which PMSA conducts our clinical screening initiative. Participants of the SHMC were involved in non-communicable disease screening of the local Fijian community, and were provided were the equipment necessary to screen up to 1000 patients in these remote islands. PMSA involved our senior medical students as volunteers during this program, providing them with useful experience whilst also enabling the local community to benefit from free screening and access to health promotion and education.
This year we will be expanding our outreach to go into a minimum of 3 Fijian communities during our SHMC, and offering free non-communicable disease screening. During this program, we will also be collecting data (with the consent of participants) on the non-communicable diseases we screen, which will inform our future research projects. This will ultimately allow us to better tailor our Tui Lawa Foundation in future by practicing evidence-based outreach.
Tui Lawa Foundation
Therapeutic Guideline Software Initiative
PMSA will facilitate access to free eTG software for all students studying or working in the Pacific Islands. For students studying in Fiji, you also are able to access Fiji specific guidelines through 'Guideline Host'. To find out how to submit for access please complete the form below. If you have difficulty, please contact us and we will get you access!
PMSA has also been part of the process of instituting E-Prescribing in local Fijian hospitals. We assisted in setting up the first e-prescribing system in Fiji, which remains in the process of being expanded upon.
Green Living Initiative
Our green living initiative aims to ensure we are giving back to the environment and undertaking our other initiatives in a sustainable way. During the SHMC our student volunteers and local Fijians planted hundreds of trees on Malolo island as part of our Climate Change program. This further allowed us to engage with local Fijians and build our connection to the local pacific islander community.
This year we will be running the "Buy a Tree in Fiji" campaign as part of our Green Living Initiative. PMSA will be partnering with AMSA Code Green and the Friends4Fiji foundation to fundraise to expand out tree planting initiative. Please support us by donating to this cause through our GiveNow platform!
The Pacific Medical Experts Conference
This conference will held on every SHMC and involved experts contributing to the inaugural SHMC coming together to discuss a broad range of pacific healthcare issues and contribute to our Public Health Working Group. These interactive sessions involved Doctors, Academic Experts, Researchers and Scholars from a broad domain of interests raising and discussing healthcare issues which they believed were of core concern in the Pacific region. These discussions have informed PMSA’s policy and focuses, and the themes which our future Southern Hemisphere Medical Camps will be focusing on.