• 1 SingHealth Polyclinics, Singapore, 167, Jalan Bukit Merah, #15-10, Connection One, Tower 5, Singapore, 538134 Singapore
  • 2 Department of Primary Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 3 Mitchells Clinic (Family Practice), 4th floor Tappoos City Mall, Suva, Fiji
  • 4 JP Bayly Clinic, Suva, Fiji
  • 5 Division of Family Medicine, National University Hospital System, NUHS Tower Block, 1E, Kent Ridge Road, Level 9, Singapore, 119 228 Singapore
Asia Pac Fam Med, 2014;13(1):17.
PMID: 25606021 DOI: 10.1186/s12930-014-0017-9


Primary care research is at a crossroad in South Pacific. A steering committee comprising a member of WONCA Asia Pacific Regional (APR) council and the President of Fiji College of General Practitioners garnered sponsorship from Fiji Ministry of Health, WONCA APR and pharmaceutical agencies to organize the event in October 2013. This paper describes the processes needed to set up a national primary research agenda through the collaborative efforts of local stakeholders and external facilitators using a test case in South Pacific.

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