oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The utilisation of a primary health care centre on an isolated island - Cicia, Fiji

Volume 36, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



This paper reports a 1986 house interview survey which was carried out on Cicia, an Island in Fiji. For a two-week recall period, 14 pc of the studied population of 471 inhabitants reported symptoms or illnesses, with variations related to age. Almost half 48 pc of those who reported symptoms sought medical care in the health centre. Most of those who sought medical care were mostly around the centre. It appears necessary to provide care to those in the distance villages either by opening satellite clinics visited by the medical assistant several times a month or train a local resident to provide appropriate first aid.

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