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.
We continue to be eternally grateful to Madda, Giovanna and Freddie, the owners of Navutu Stars, who continue to gift the entire resort to our teams for the duration of our mission . For over a decade, we have been guided by their altruistic spirit to provide medical and dental care to Navutu’s community, the very gracious rural Fijians of the Yasawas You are exemplary of supporting the global community of humanity. We all are enriched and inspired by your generosity.
50 partial and full prosthetics were built in the field and delivered to patients
127 restorations performed
Traveled by boat to 10 different village sites and ran clinics
Saw and treated 920 patients
Identified 15 surgical referrals for our surgical teams in May at Taveuni Hospital
Our group of 17 volunteers worked impressive hours, bearing the summer heat in the operatories and traveling on open punts to neighboring villages. And, they paid to do this!!
We were grateful to work in partnership with our Fijian volunteers, Dan, Kikau, Lelly, Tima and Torika who so generously gave of their time and guided us through language issues and scheduling. And to Colleen Buchanon, manager of Navutu, your coordination and troubleshooting…invaluable!
On behalf of the people whose pain you eased and the smiles that you restored, vinaka vakalevu