About Pacific Dermatology

Pacific Dermatology is an Australian not-for-profit – its mission is to improve skin health in the Pacific by increasing the number of specialist dermatologists. Currently there is only one qualified dermatologist living and practising in Fiji and three in Papua New Guinea.

We have provided funds to develop a suitably equipped training centre in Fiji at PJ Twomey Hospital, where qualified doctors from Pacific countries can complete a Diploma of Dermatology accredited by Fiji National University. We support teachers to travel to Fiji to provide clinical and theory-based teaching (and online during the pandemic) and we are now raising funds to support scholarships for the Master of Medicine in Dermatology, offer scholarships when needed, and to buy specialist equipment for the program.

What we've been working on