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Fiji
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Fiji has the largest population of all the South Pacific island countries, with an estimated 2010 population of 854 000: 433 000 males and 421 000 females. The average annual growth rate stands at 0.8%, the slow growth being due to a moderately low level of fertility and a high level of emigration, especially among Indo-Fijians. Fiji’s Economic Exclusive Zone contains 332 islands covering a total land area of 18 333 square kilometres in 1.3 million square kilometres of the South Pacific Ocean. The population occupies around one-third of the 332 islands and is concentrated on the two largest, Viti Levu (10 429 square kilometres) and Vanua Levu (5556 square kilometres), with the nation's capital, Suva, located on Viti Levu. People in Fiji are living longer, with life expectancy standing at 68 years for males and 72 years for females.

Ahn, Dr Dong Il

The WHO Representative in the South Pacific : Liu, Dr Yunguo

WHO Country Office

Office address:

Level 4 Provident Plaza One Downtown Boulevard 33 Ellery Street, Suva

Postal address:

P.O. Box 113, Suva, Fiji

Telephone number:

(679) 3304600 & 3234100 (general line)
(679) 3300727 (WR's direct line)
(679) 3306177 (MOH)

Fax number:

(679) 3234166 and 3234177

Office hours:

08.00 - 17.00 (Monday to Friday)

Email:

who.sp@wpro.who.int

Website:

http://www.wpro.who.int/southpacific

Ministry of Health

Address:

Dinem House, 88 Amy Street, Toorak P.O. Box 2223, Government Building Suva, Fiji

Telephone number:
(679) 3306177

Fax number:

(679) 3306163

Email:

info@health.gov.fj

Sources

Additional information

 

Statistics

Population (in thousands) ( 2010 ) 854
Population aged 5-14 years (%) ( 2010 ) 20.84
Life expectancy at birth (years) ( 2005 ) 69.53
Under-five mortality rate (per 1000 live births) ( 2009 ) 23.2
Total health expenditure as % of GDP ( 2009 ) 3.6
General government health expenditure as % of total government expenditure ( 2009 ) 9.3
Human development index ( 2010 ) 0.669
Per capita GDP at current market prices (US$) ( 2009 ) 2978.65
Population below national poverty line (%) not available
Literacy rate among adults aged >= 15 years (%) ( 2005 ) 94.4
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) ( 2009 ) 27.5
Proportion of the population using improved drinking water source ( 2004 ) 47
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) ( 2004 ) 72