Mataika House

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Mataika House (in Tamavua, Suva, Fiji) is the building that houses, and the informal name for, what is formally now called the Fiji Centre for Communicable Disease Control (FCCDC), and what used to be called the National Centre for Scientific Services for Virology and Vector Borne Diseases (NCSSVVBD), a subdivision of the Fiji Ministry of Health.[1]

For the purposes of the World Health Organization's Global Influenza Programme (GISN), the FCCDC is the National Influenza Centre designated by the government of Fiji, having been designated as such in 2004.[2]

Officially opened as the NCSSVVBD on 1999-12-02 by Dr Shigeru Omi, the WHO regional director for the Western Pacific, the Centre's name was changed to the FCCDC oin 2005-02-09.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Josefa Koroivueta (2005). "New technical name for Mataika House of Fiji Ministry of Health". News & Events 2005. PacELF. 
  2. ^ "Overview of Fiji NIC" (PDF). Influenza Sentinel Surveillance Newsletter (1). September 2008. p. 2. 

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