Facilitators Meet Our Team Mr. Kishan Kumar is a Fiji registered nurse with more than 13 years of work experience in the field of Community Public Health Nursing, Non-Communicable Diseases Management & Prevention and Nursing Education. Kishan was very instrumental in developing the Bachelor of Nursing Bridging program at the Sangam College of Nursing and is currently the short course coordinator. He works with Fiji Cancer Society as a Palliative Care Consultant. Mr. Kumar has a Master’s in Public Health and Masters of Educational Leadership by research. He is a Doctoral candidate at Massey University New Zealand with research interests in the area of rural remote nursing, long-term conditions, community nursing, health services management and mixed methods research. Mr. Rahul Lakshman is a Fiji Registered Nurse with more than 13 years’ experience in various fields of nursing. He has vast exposure in Community Nursing, Medical Nursing and Mental Health Nursing. Mr. Lakshman currently resides in Wollongong, Australia where he works as a Manager/Team Leader for whole of Illawarra Region and New Castle (Australia) with NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) company hence looking after clients with various forms of disabilities. He currently holds a Masters in Mental Health Nursing degree from the University of Wollongong, Australia, including Bachelor of Nursing degree and a Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing from Fiji National University. Mr. Lakshman has a keen interest in mental health nursing and with his exposure and knowledge of mental health nursing from the two countries, he is determined to enhance the knowledge and skills of Fiji nurses in this area. Mr. Praneel Shankar is a Fiji registered nurses with more than 9 years nursing experience, of which 8 years were spent working as an Emergency Care Nurse. He has served 1 year under UNDOF Military deployment to Golan Heights as Company Medic. Praneel also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Public Health from FNU and a Post Graduate Certificate in Critical Care from Australian College of Nursing. He was also an IPC (Infection Prevention and Control) advisor at the Emergency Department (ED) of CWMH during the COVID-19 outbreak and has been the Champion for maintaining IPC standards in ED. He has conducted multiple in-service trainings within the hospital and on a national level with the nursing team on topics such as to Triage, Mega Code, Emergency Life Support, Management of Serious Illness in Remote Environment and Major Incident Medical Management Support. He is part of the Clinical Governance team and coordinates trainings on IPC guidelines in hospitals in Fiji. Ms.Rosini Ravono is a Fiji Registered Nurse with 34 years of clinical experience. She has worked as a Nursing Sister, Senior Nursing Sister In – Charge at Medical and Surgical Wards, Nursing Matron at the Acute and Emergency Wards/ Special Units in CWM Hospital. Sr Ravono has also worked at the National Nursing in Service Training Division, MOHMS to co-ordinate continuing professional development for Fiji Registered Nurses. She holds a Masters in Good Governance from the University of the South Pacific. She also has the interest to contribute to the nursing profession in regards to transparent and accountable Leadership and Management. Mrs. Sagita Sharma is a Fiji registered nurse with more than 15 years of work experience in the field of Clinical and Public Health Nursing. She began with clinical nursing and worked her way through to Public health and managed Suva MCH clinic for 9 years. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree and is pursuing Postgraduate Diploma in Health Service Management and Training of Trainers course from FNU. She was selected to be Fijis representative to the training of Young Leaders for South Pacific Countries & Maternal and Child Health Management Course in Japan. These exposures gave her the opportunity to implement and standardize Maternal & Child Health activities and programs in Fiji. She later became a facilitator for Child Health activities such as Integrated Management of Child Illness, Family Planning Services, Infant and Young Child Feeding, Oral Health and Expanded Programme on Immunization. With her knowledge and experience of vaccine management, she was offered the role of Immunization Officer during the COVID 19 outbreak in Fiji. She was also responsible for vaccines management at national level where she was actively involved in the planning and coordinating of EPI Programs, in facilitating trainings, implementing mass campaigns, monitoring and evaluation, cold chain management & ensuring vaccine safety is adhered to within the EPI program. She is currently a team leader at Valelevu Health Centre with the Public Health team, while also being seconded to WHO as Immunization officer for COVID vaccines in Fiji. Mr. Tawita Maibintebure is a Fiji Registered Nurse Practitioner with vast experiences in Public Health, Mental Health, Medical, Surgical and Advanced Practice nursing as a Nurse Practitioner. He has been working for the Ministry of Health & Medical Services for the past 15 years in various health facilities, namely, St Giles Hospital, Rotuma Rural Hospital, Rotuma Health Center, Nasau Health Center in Rakiraki, Rakiraki Hospital, Tavua Health Center, Tavua Hospital and Colonial War Memorial Hospital. He holds a Diploma in General & Obstetric Nursing (FSN), Bachelor of Nursing Science (FNU), and Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner (FNU). Currently, he is pursuing his Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Epidemiology (FNU) and Foundation of Wound Care Management (WLE, Australia).Also, he is an active member and Executive member for 2022 symposiums for Wounds Australia, member of the Australasian College for Infection and Control, Wound International, Fiji College of Nursing, Fiji Society of Nurse Practitioners, Fiji Nursing Council and Fiji Nursing Association. Lastly, he is a coordinator for Central virtual hospital and Wound Care Nurse Practitioner at CWM hospital. He has contributed to Nursing by training Fiji Nurses on Wound Care Management and also to the CWM hospital surgical teams by working alongside surgeons in providing wound care management. Mrs. Sereima Vatuvatu who holds a Bachelor in Nursing Science through James Cook University, Australia is a Fiji registered nurse with more than 26 years of work experience in special areas including; Sexual & Reproductive Health, Infection Prevention & Control (IP&C), Health System Standards, Clinical Governance and Patient Safety & Quality. She is also a recognized JICA trainer and assessor for 5S, KAIZEN and TQM. During the 1st and 2nd wave of the Pandemic, Mrs. Vatuvatu as the National IP&C Cell Team Leader has been very instrumental in the review and development of National IP&C related guidelines in the context of COVID-19, conducting trainings on IPC related SOPs and facility assessments with the Incident Management Team (IMT), National. She currently works with Fred Hollows Foundation, NZ as the Regional Clinical Quality Assurance Advisor. Mrs. Vatuvatu believes in continuous quality improvement and through her knowledge and experience, she is willing to enhance the knowledge and skills of nurses for a Total Quality Managed Nursing Care in Fiji.