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The Evolution o Primary Heath Care in Fiji: Past, Present and Future NUMBER 6 | MAY 2010
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The Evolution o Primary Health care in Fiji: Past, present and Future
First drat – April 2010Corresponding author: Joel Negin Address: Sydney School o Public Health and Menzies Centre or Health Policy, University o Sydney,email@example.comOther Contributors: Graham Roberts, Fiji School o Medicine and Dharam Lingam, Fiji School o Medicine.This Working Paper represents the views o its author/s and does not represent any ocial position o TheUniversity o Melbourne, AusAID or the Australian Government.
The authors would like to acknowledge the assistance and guidance o Josaia Samuela o the Fijian Ministry oHealth and o Alvaro Alonso-Garbayo o the World Health Organization throughout the research and drating.Erica Mayer provided excellent research support and Anne Marie Thow assisted in the development o thehealth policy analysis ramework. The authors would also like to thank the various interviewees or their timeand candour in contributing to the research.