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PARADISE TAVEUNI
DENTAL, MEDICAL, OPTOMETRY

We will be Hosted by Paradise Taveuni Resort. This mission consists of a full dental operatory of general dentists who will work with our Aseptico units at a field operatory at Paradise Taveuni, complete with autoclaving capability. All of the dental supplies are provided by the foundation.


The team of general medical specialists will travel daily  to several rural island villages for the purpose of providing general medical care as well as screening patients as surgical candidates at the Taveuni Hospital in the following year.


Our optometric teams, using rudimentary equipment, provide primary eye care including assessing for eye pathology, providing treatment of eye disease when possible, referring for cataract and other eye surgeries when indicated, and providing reading glasses and protective sunglasses.


$3500.00 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 to Paradise Resort

  • all applicable temporary medical and dental licenses

  • 7 nights accommodation at Paradise Taveuni 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 $1700.00 is due by March 15, 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. Trip cancellation information is available for  purchase on the airline application form which will be sent once you are  placed on your volunteer week.


We recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance.  You can go online to www.travelguard.com for information.


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.

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. 

Vinaka!

Linda Kwasny

Project coordinator for the Loloma Foundation