A FIJIAN doctor is part of a visiting medical team from New Zealand that is assisting local surgeons treat children with ailments they were born with.
Dr Annette Chang said the trip fulfilled her dream of treating local children.
The 31-year-old is completing her training at Auckland Children's Hospital and hopes to deepen her knowledge on paediatric surgery.
"I think it's really good that we have been given this opportunity because this is also a time for local doctors to learn from overseas specialists," Dr Chang said.
"We have also seen and learnt how we need to manage our patients.
"In Auckland, they have all resources in abundance and we have probably a fraction of that.
"That's why I wanted to come back and help children with the resources that we do have."
A former scholar of the Fiji School of Medicine, Dr Chang said she started her training in January and was planning to spend about a year in Auckland before returning home.
"I have done a Masters in paediatric and general surgery but in Auckland, we do all types of surgery, basically anything to do with paediatric care.
"I have learnt so much, now, I'm looking forward to coming back and treat children here," she said.