Our mission is to support the medical and dental systems in the South Pacific. In operation since 2001, we have treated more than 90,000 patients.
Taveuni Hospital, ENT surgery-April 27 -May 5 , 2018
An ENT surgeon will offer Ear, Nose and Throat surgeries which would include removal of scanned and examined and approved neck masses, facial lesions (nose/external ear/forehead/lips and cheek masses). Nasal problems include polyps and deviated nasal septums, mouth lumps and bumps.
Not treatable are hearing issues, tonsils and voice/swallowing issues.
We are soliciting recovery and pre-op nurses. The rest of the team is filled.
The hospital is a fully functioning, electrified (daylight hours only) 30 bed inpatient hospital with two resident physicians who live on site. There are childrens, mens, womens and obstetrics wards on site with resident nurses. A very nice operating theater is on site together with a labor and delivery room. There is also a pharmacist who often has a full stock of medications. We will be bringing our own medications and supplies.
Accommodations will be at AROHA RESORT www.arohataveuni.com . Aroha is a small, family-owned venue with a pool, on the water and close to the hospital.
$3350 USD per person. Includes:
Not Included: diving, snorkeling and excursions on your day off.
Initial, non-refundable payment of $1800.00 is due by November 1, 2017. Final payment of $1550.00 is due by February 1, 2018. To make payment by cc, call Linda Kwasny at 858-414-9891 with cc details. Or, a check, payable to Loloma Foundation can be mailed to PO Box 2764, Del Mar, California 92014. Trip cancellation information is available for purchase on the airline application form which will be sent once you are placed on your volunteer week.
We recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance. You can go online to www.travelguard.com for information.
Taveuni Island is part of the Northern Lau group and offers many stellar activities to fill your leisure allocation. There is great diving and snorkeling, hiking on the Lavena Coastal trail and trekking up to the Bouma Waterfalls. The island is known as “the garden island” where Indians and indigenous Fijians all peacefully co-exist in this verdant, rural paradise.
We are looking forward to our 15th very productive year serving the basic medical needs of rural Fijians. Come join us! For those of you who haven’t been on our trips, please visit our web page at www.Lolomafoundation.org to learn more about our last trip. We work hard, always allowing time to take in the physical beauty and culture of this amazing country.
Most of our volunteers extend their stay in Fiji. It is a magnificent country that is worth seeing! Contact us and we can help you with ideas as to where to stay. You will need to decide on your extension by November 1st so that your airline tickets can be appropriately purchased.
Need help raising money to join one of our missions? Our volunteers have successfully used www.gofundme.com . Check it out.
Project coordinator for the Loloma Foundation