Rivers Fiji supporting the vaccine rollout

Rivers Fiji have been supporting the Ministry of Health vaccination team over the last five weeks with the vaccine roll-out to some of the interior villages of Viti Levu. Dr. Amos, the sub-divisional medical officer Nadroga/Navosa applauded this initiative taken by tourism operators to offer their support.

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Rivers Fiji’s 4WD buses, which normally transport guests to go rafting along the upper Navua River, are now transporting Ministry of Health personnel and vaccines to some of the more hard-to-reach places. ‘Many of our partner communities within the Duavata Collective are remote communities and ensuring interior communities get access to vaccinations is critical’, shared Kasi Taukenikoro, Director of Rivers Fiji. The programme is also ensuring that they can keep core team members employed during these trying times.

“Your presence has eased a burden for us in terms of transportation”, shared Mr Naibuka Natuna, team leader Public Health Nadroga Navosa. “The medical team really enjoyed working with the Rivers Fiji team and they have really helped us not only in transportation but in manpower as well, out in the field. We have managed to achieve our first dose targets for the subdivision and their presence has contributed to the vaccination coverage for Nadroga Navosa subdivision. We look forward to continuing to work with them over the next few months to support full vaccination.

This is part of an initiative by the Duavata Collective, of which Rivers Fiji is a member, and supported by the German Embassy in Wellington.

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