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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.


Positions for the surgical team have already been 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.


Accommodations will be at AROHA RESORT .  Aroha is a small, family-owned venue with a pool, on the water and close to the hospital.


$3550 USD per person.  Includes:

  • round trip economy class air from Los Angeles to Taveuni Island, Fiji, inclusive of all taxes and surcharges

  • domestic land transfers to/from Taveuni Airport, Hospital

  • all applicable temporary medical and dental licenses

  • 7 nights accommodation at Aroha Resort

  • 7 days of B,L and D, exclusive of beverages

Not Included:  diving, snorkeling and excursions on your day off.


Initial, non-refundable payment of $1800.00 is due by February 15,  2024. Final payment of $1750.00 is due by March 15, 2024. 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.


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 12,000 Fijians.  Indo-Fijians,  part-europeans, chinese and indigenous Fijians all peacefully co-exist  in this verdant, rural paradise.


Click to download volunteer application

Click for Medical License information

Click for Dental License information


We are looking forward to our 21st  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 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.


Linda Kwasny

Project coordinator for the Loloma Foundation

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