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PROYECTOS VIH/SIDA Pacífico Fiji, Rotuma - HIV/AIDS Awareness

Fiji, Rotuma - HIV/AIDS Awareness

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Emily Erasito

A project on HIV and AIDS awareness for the whole of Rotuma island to inform and enlighten the inhabitants about the facts and realities of HIV and AIDS.

Who's involved?

Project leader: Emily Erasito 

Lead organisation: Ministry of Health

Timeframe: February - May 2009


  • To inform and enlighten the inhabitants of Rotuma about the facts and realities of HIV and AIDS
  • To dispel any common myths and misconceptions
  • To increase public awareness
  • To improve the quality of life for people living with or affected by HIV or AIDS.


Presentations, workshops, school visits, teacher training and community outreach took place over a period of 4 months. Four primary schools, the only high school on the island as well as all of the island’s communities were visited. The activities were carried out in Rotuman vernacular in order to be accessible to both the well-educated and the lesser-educated.

Project Proposal [PDF 149Kb]

Progress Reports:
13 February 2009: Introducing the project