Fiji Time: 5:36 AM on Wednesday 8 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Dentists give back

Shayal Devi
Friday, February 14, 2014

ABOUT 2000 procedures at a value of about $500,000 have been conducted by members of the Fiji Dental and Medical Foundation since the inaugural visits to Namotu Island in the Mamanuca Group last year.

According to Namotu Island Resort managing director Scott O'Connor, the foundation was brought to fruition by like-minded dentists who holidayed on Namotu over the past 18 years.

"They loved Namotu Island and the Fijian staff so much they wanted to give something back to the community to show their appreciation," he said.

"The idea was to raise money in America and bring down volunteers to check and do any medical and dental work needed on Malolo Island.

"Last year, around 12 volunteers conducted 1400 procedures.

"These include full medical examinations as well such as blood tests for diabetes, replacing teeth, fillings for teeth and improving their fresh water system."

Mr O'Connor said this year, a similar number of staff arrived in Fiji to assist the villagers.

"This week they have brought down three physicians, a nurse, five dentists, four hygienists and seven support staff.

"The villagers are really thankful to all the people that made this happen and Namotu Island resort and staff."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
JPY 59.223756.2237
GBP 0.30630.2983
EUR 0.43280.4208
CNY 2.99262.8926
NZD 0.72210.6891
AUD 0.64160.6166
USD 0.48080.4638

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 7th July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Expat dies in accident
  2. Nasi Dredre Ga: Story behind the song
  3. 15s debut
  4. Team probes 'killer' trees
  5. Another gold medal
  6. Players fight for 15s team spots
  7. PM: No referendum
  8. Minister revokes Land Transport Authority board appointments
  9. University shelves new campus plans, increases leased space
  10. Land deal

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ratu Jope passes away Wednesday (01 Jul)
  2. 'Complicated' English Wednesday (01 Jul)
  3. New date Wednesday (01 Jul)
  4. Expat dies in accident Tuesday (07 Jul)
  5. 'Please do not give' Thursday (02 Jul)
  6. Lal remains in exile Thursday (02 Jul)
  7. 7s exodus Friday (03 Jul)
  8. Born to run, Naholo's sacrifice pays off Monday (06 Jul)
  9. Stay out Saturday (04 Jul)
  10. Gay marriages not a 'priority' Friday (03 Jul)