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HAND SURGERY WEEK 1

Hand surgeons will offer reconstructive surgery to  the hand which would include resetting of finger fractures and hand  fractures. Fused fingers/toes can be repaired.  Extra fingers/toes can be removed. Chronic infections can be  addressed and tendon contractures can be repaired. Each day the team  will work at the hospital in the operating theater performing surgeries  on pre-screened patients. Five days of surgery and Sundays are at  leisure to explore the island.

The hospital is a fully functioning, electrified (daylight hours only) 40 bed inpatient hospital with two resident physicians who live on site.  There are children's, men's, women's 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. Loloma Foundation maintains a full supply of medications and surgical supplies on site.


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.


$3350.00 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 1, 2022. Final payment of $1550.00 is due by March 1, 2022. 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. 

Travel insurance is mandatory and you must have medical coverage for Covid. Check Fiji Covid Travel Protocols for details.

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 and hiking.  The island is known as “The Garden Island” and sports a rural population of 14,000 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! 


NOTE:  quarantine protocols could change, depending upon the Ministry of Health regulations.  If the quarantine is lifted, there would be more surgical days allocated to the surgical missions.  The Outreach missions would be reconfigured to accommodate any new protocols as well. 


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.


Vinaka!

Linda Kwasny

Project coordinator for the Loloma Foundation

Lkwasny@Lolomafoundation.org