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2014 Yasawa Islands Dental/Medical Report

by Linda Kwasny Our 2014 mission to Navutu Stars was our ninth year there, thanks to the generous support of the owners, Freddie and Madda.  This year, our medical team traveled daily to the outlying islands to run clinics and screen for the ensuing Loloma surgical missions in Taveuni. In all,  835 medical  patients were treated by our stellar team. Back at the resort, our dental contingent worked with four separate operatories, extracting, filling,

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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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Loloma Foundation Celebrates 11 Years in Operation

The Loloma Foundation celebrates 11 years in operation! Through the vision of our founders, the hard work of our volunteers and the generosity of our donors and sponsors, our accomplishment list keeps growing.  The Loloma Foundation has: -Shipped and distributed  $28M worth of medication and medical and dental supplies and equipment to Fiji and the Solomon Islands -Organized and implemented 27 medical/dental missions in 150 Fijian and Solomon Island

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About Us

Keeping Paradise Healthy The Loloma Foundation’s mission is to provide sustainable medical, dental and infrastructure support to rural communities in the South Pacific who would otherwise have no access to basic healthcare. The Loloma Foundation is a California-based 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, established in 2001.  The board members consist of six medical, dental and business professionals who share a common goal of improving the lives

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What “Loloma” Means

"Loloma" translates to, "from the heart" or “a gift of love” in Fijian. Our foundation is named “Loloma” because our work is truly a gift from the heart. Your “Loloma” gift will help us continue our work by helping us purchase supplies, container space and medicine for our next mission.

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Loloma Foundation Volunteers Tell Their Stories

Loloma Foundation volunteers tell their stories about the impact their care has had on the patients they serve and in turn, the impact the experience has had on them as healthcare providers in the video, "Voices of the Volunteers".

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