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 www.arohataveuni.com . Aroha is a small, family-owned venue with a pool, on the water and close to the hospital.
$3550.00 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, 2023. Final payment of $1750.00 is due by March 15, 2023. 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.
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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 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.
Project coordinator for the Loloma Foundation