Author Archive of Bob_sykes

Applying for Temporary Medical License-Fiji

Instructions for filing for a temporary Fiji Medical License for 2017 1. Go to www.fijimdc.com  for the Fiji Medical Council website. 2. On page one click open Forms & Fees at the top of the page. 3. Click on Temporary Registration on the drop-down list. 4. Choose First visit, Temporary Medical Registration or the Renewal Temporary Medical of Dental Registration to download and fill out the proper form.   On the Fiji MDC registration Form:

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Keeping Paradise Healthy – 2013 Loloma Missions

by Linda Kwasny, Founding Board Member-Project Coordinator What  a great year we had!  With the help of 86 volunteers, the following is a recap of what was accomplished. January Navutu Stars mission Our fabulous dental team treated a total of 422 patients in 6 separate operatories, including the deck of the spa which became the hygiene area.  In all, they completed the following: Extractions:  258 Fillings:          131 Varnishes:    

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Loloma Missions 2013 Video Summary

Summary of 6 medical, dental, surgical, and opthalmological missions to Fiji and the Solomon Islands in 2013. Produced by Dr. Lynne Scannell  

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Loloma volunteer and donor post Solomon Island Portraits

John Lyons, professional photographer and long time Loloma Foundation volunteer and donor has assembled a beautiful slide show of portraits including many from a Loloma medical mission to the Solomon Islands. Please take a moment to look. like and share. http://jonlyonsphotography.net

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Video: Yasawa Islands Medical & Dental Missions 2013

View the Yasawa Islands Medical & Dental Missions 2013 Slideshow by Board member Lynne Scannell, M.D. here.

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Report: Navutu Stars Medical/Dental Mission 2013

By Linda Kwasny, Founding Board Member, Loloma FoundationIt gives me great pleasure to report that our first mission of 2013 went incredibly well, with no “Fiji factors”. That means that the weather was great, there were no mechanical delays, all equipment functioned and all of our materials arrived on time!Medical TeamThe medical team, led by our board member and pediatrician-extraordinaire Lynne Scannell consisted of Scripps residents Dan Given

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Your Generosity Helps Cyclone Evan Victims

In mid-December 2012 Cyclone Evan cut a swath of destruction through the Fijian Islands, ruining crops and turning people’s lives upside down. The Loloma Foundation made an appeal to our supporters to help purchase food and necessities until new crops could be planted and lives restored to some sort of order.  Most all of their crops were uprooted, blown away and flooded.   Because they live in extremely rural settings, they have little income

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Lasting Impressions: Founding Board Member Linda Kwasny Reflects on Loloma Foundation’s Evolution after 10 Years of Medical Missions

It has been a privilege to be the project coordinator for the Loloma Foundation trips for the past decade. Looking back over the myriad of medical/dental missions that we have done, it has been quite an evolutionary ride! In the early years, we had the luxury of taking small medical teams via water aboard the “Seahawk”, a majestic, wooden Ketch. We would stuff the holds, every nook and spare space with medical supplies and set sail. Over the

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Board of Directors

Janet Du Bois, M.D. Dr. Du Bois is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Dermatology. She is a Clinical Instructor in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington and Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas.  She has worked in Fiji and the Solomon Islands. She has been a Loloma Foundation board member since 2006. Robert Duell D.D.S ., Dental Coordinator Dr. Duell is a Board Certified Prosthodontist, retired U.S. Navy dentist, and for the

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Video: Highlights from 2012 Voices for the Village Fundraising Event

A special thank you video for the volunteers and supporters of the 2012 Voices for the Village Fundraising event! See highlights from the September 15 event with special thanks to our donors here. Vinaka!

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