Provide media an opportunity to understand medical science: O’Connor

Update: 3:18PM IT IS important that the media is provided the opportunity to have a common understanding of medical science.

Fiji’s Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services Alex O’Connor made this comment while officiating at the Health Reporting for Improved Health Outcomes workshop being held at the Novotel in Lami today.

Mr O’Connor said having a common understanding of the medical science could help them translate information for the community’s consumption in a timely and responsible manner.

“This is an opportunity for the ministry to provide you key information about health issues, as well as for us to learn from your experiences as media practitioners about how we can better support you to communicate to our communities about health information that is clear and understandable,” he said.