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Applications Open: POLHN Sponsorship for FNU courses

Applications Open: POLHN Sponsorship for FNU coursesSEMESTER 2, 2017 APPLICATIONS OPEN FROM 29 MAY TO 27 JUNE


Each year, POLHN sponsors more than 100 students to complete their postgraduate study through Fiji National University (FNU). This POLHN sponsorship joint initiative between the WHO and FNU has been extremely successful, and hundreds of students have graduated from sponsored units in the past 10 years.

The POLHN sponsorship programs are exclusively for health care workers in Pacific Island countries. The units of study are ideal because they can be undertaken completely online via e-learning. Certificates, diplomas and Masters degrees are available in fields such as applied epidemiology and public health.

Earlier this month, Minister for Health Rosy Akbar and WHO Regional Director Dr Shin Young-soo visited Fijian hospitals, where they praised POLHN’s success. There are now more than 30,000 students enrolled in the online platform.

Since 2005, WHO has funded 50 Pacific healthcare workers per semester for postgraduate studies at Fiji National University School of Medicine. This successful joint initiative has seen students graduate from with qualifications in fields such as public health and epidemiology.


The semester 2 round of applications for FNU sponsorship is open from 29 May to 27 June. For information on applying, click here.

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