Suva, Fiji – The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the Asia Foundation, donated over five thousand medical textbooks to the Fiji National University’s (FNU)’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
The United States continues to affirm our commitment to help improve the lives of all Fijians by strengthening literacy and education in the country.
U.S. Ambassador to Fiji Marie Damour highlighted that the collaboration with the Asia Foundation has, since 2020, connected much needed technical, professional, and academic literature with several local educational institutions.
“In fact, FNU’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences was one of the first beneficiaries of this relationship, receiving a set of nearly two hundred medical and nursing texts in 2020. Today’s handover is a significant increase, with over five thousand medical texts and nursing guides worth over FJD850,000.”
“It is my sincere hope that these additions to FNU’s library will help Fiji and other South Pacific countries strengthen their public health response, take effective measures against non-communicable diseases, and rise to whatever health challenges the future may present,” said Ambassador Damour.
In conclusion, the Ambassador commended FNU and other educational institutions for the work they are doing and reiterated her appreciation for continued partnerships.
About The Asia Foundation:
The Asia Foundation is a non-profit international development organization committed to improving lives and expanding opportunities across Asia and the Pacific. Informed by decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region is focused on good governance, women’s empowerment and gender equality, inclusive economic growth, environment and climate action, and regional and international relations.
Headquartered in San Francisco, with an office in Washington, DC, The Asia Foundation works through its network of 18 country offices across Asia and the Pacific. Working with public and private partners, the Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals. In 2022, we provided $86.7 million in direct program support and distributed textbooks and other educational materials valued at $2.4 million.