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, Reconstructive Surgery —11 May-20 May, 2018
This team will be returning to perform reconstructive surgery at the Taveuni Hospital. Each day, the team will work at the hospital in the operating theater performing surgeries on pre-screened patients. We are looking for an anesthesiologist, nurses and non-medical screeners. Five days of surgeries and Saturdays are at leisure to explore the island.
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 maintain our own supply of medications and supplies on site.
$3350.00 USD per person. Includes:
Not Included: diving, snorkeling and excursions on your day off.
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.
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” and sports a rural population of 13,000 Fijians. Indo-Fijians, part-europeans, chinese and indigenous Fijians all peacefully co-exist in this verdant, rural paradise.
We are looking forward to our 16th very productive year serving the basic medical, surgical and dental 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.
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Project coordinator for the Loloma Foundation