Fiji 2022

The amazing team of PICCSI volunteers are making their final preparations to visit Fiji early next month.

The PICCSI team will be visiting five sites again in 2022 to offer free on-the-spot screening for Human papillomavirus: the virus responsible for causing cervix cancer / cervical cancer.

  

PICCSI will be using the state of the art GeneXpert PCR testing platform to screen for the virus. Our PCR testing is much the same as the COVID-19 PCR testing that the world has become all too familiar with in the past few years. The main difference is that our test results are generally available within an hour.

The PICCSI medical team are then able to offer on-the-spot treatment to anybody who tests positive.

There’s not long to go now as we will being our program on Monday August 8

This year we can offer screening for new and returning patients in:

  • Ba
    Monday 8th August
    Ba Bure
    (at the main bus station)
  • Ra / Rakiraki
    Tuesday 9th August
    Ra Maternity Hospital
  • Tavua
    Wednesday August 10th
    Multipurpose Sports Complex
    (next to Tavua Hotel)
  • Keyasi
    Thursday August 11th
    Keyasi Hospital, Navosa, Nadroga
  • Nadi
    Friday August 12th
    Sarada Medical Centre,
    Sharda Building,
    Nadi Town, Nadi

In addition, we can offer followup (for existing participants who have had positive HPV or other abnormal results previously) only in:

  • Rakiraki
    Tuesday 9th August
    Rakiraki Hospital
  • Sigatoka
    Thursday August 11th
    Eye Department,
    Sigatoka Hospital

If you live in the Western Division, are aged 30-50 and are the proud owner of a cervix, please come along and take advantage of this wonderful screening opportunity.

If you can not attend but would like to offer your support, we are always appreciative of any donation you are able to offer.