Career Boost For Our Dr Laila

Fiji Sun:

Thursday, 11 February 2016


A Fijian doctor has been given an opportunity to further her career as a pediatrician, thanks to the Greg Urwin Award.

Laila Seduadua, 40, is one of five Pacific islanders who were granted the award.

It provides a funding of A$25,000 to professionals to undertake a three to six months placement with a regional organisation or institute.

For 15 years Mrs Seduadua has been a pediatrician looking after children with cancer around hospitals in Fiji. She will be on placement with the Christchurch Hospital Oncology Department in New Zealand for six months.

“I will bring back the knowledge and skills learned at Christchurch Hospital and apply it in our local hospitals,” she said.

The Greg Urwin Awards is a joint initiative of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and the Australian government-funded Pacific Leadership Programme (PLP).

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