Solomon Islands Medical Mission

  • Bob Sykes
  • Sunday, August 13, 2017
  • Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Medical/Eye/Dental Mission August 13-22, 2017

Many of our past volunteers have asked when we would be organizing another trip to the Solomon Islands. Through the generosity of the owners of the Bilikiki, Kellie and Sam , the Loloma Foundation has been given the distinct opportunity to once again return to this pristine and culturally unique country to offer a week of medical care to the Florida and Russell Islanders.

BoatKid500This area is Kellie and Sam’s backyard on the Bilikiki and they have asked us to bring our team and clinics to their friends who, because of the remoteness, would not be able to have the luxury of clinical health care.

We are looking for the following volunteers:
We are also in need of an eye team. Our optometry teams, using rudimentary equipment, provide primary eye care including assessing for eye pathology, providing treatment of eye disease when possible, referring for cataract and other eye surgeries when indicated, and providing reading glasses and protective sunglasses.

Pediatrician, internal medicine, dermatology, family practice, women’s health (NP or GYN)
Non-medical volunteers to screen and complete intake forms, help with optometrics.

 

 

 

 

Details:

Cost: $2900.00 per person  which Includes:

  • round trip air, economy class, LAX to Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • internal transfers within Honiara
  • 3 meals daily
  • Double occupancy in a cabin with its own bathroom
  • Daily government taxes

Not included:

Alcohol, gift items, soft drinks and diving

A non-refundable deposit of $2000.00 is required to secure space on this trip and is due by February 1, 2017. Final payment of $900.00 is due by June 1, 2017. Payment by cc can be made by calling Linda Kwasny at 858-414-9891 or by sending a check payable to Loloma Foundation and mailed to PO Box 2764, Del Mar, Ca. 92014. Trip cancellation and proof of medical evacuation insurance is mandatory. You can purchase it at Divers Alert Network or through other providers.

If you really want to see a remote, untouched South Pacific, come on this trip!

We hope you’ll consider being a part of this unique opportunity to serve these beautiful people.

Please go online and download the application form, then send it electronically to: Lkwasny@Lolomafoundation.org

Please contact Linda Kwasny via email or phone at 858-414-9891 with any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Author: Bob Sykes

Bob Sykes is a founding board member, Treasurer, and Logistics Coordinator for the Loloma Foundation's medical and educational missions, and he also manages the Foundation’s website and public relations activities.