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Coral Coast Healthcare Project Fiji

If you are interested in educating the local Fijians with simple lessons in hygiene, you are welcome to join the Sigatoka Healthcare Education Project.

You can contribute to the good health of the locals of Fiji by joining the healthcare project specially designed to keep the local population in good health. This works towards the prevention of many avoidable health problems and easily communicable diseases.

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Description

Program Description

The average Fijian’s health is quite good and robust because most of the youth are interested in sports and begin their training at a young age. However, as they get older, especially women, they tend to gain weight after having children. Because the majority of the locals live in villages, they have little or no knowledge of hygiene and diet. This causes a variety of diseases such as high blood sugar, cholesterol, hypertension, and so on. Other common diseases in the villages include skin eruptions/lesions, urinary infections, gum disease, and heart disease.

Our healthcare education initiative is in its early stages and requires the expertise of both experienced medical and healthcare professionals as well as those interested in teaching basic first-aid and personal hygiene. The great extremes in hygiene and health practices necessitate the need for project participants on either end of the medical spectrum. We need participants who can educate people on basic first-aid and personal hygiene, such as washing hands, brushing teeth, and general cleanliness, in addition to qualified professionals to conduct health camps and dental checkups. This contributes to the prevention of many preventable health issues and diseases.

If you are interested in learning simple hygiene techniques, you are welcome to join the Healthcare Education project. Medical professionals who can provide guidance on the project’s development would be extremely beneficial; however, it is not required that participants have a medical background to participate. As a participant in this project, you can assist in the implementation of healthcare campaigns in local schools/villages surrounding Sigatoka, as well as actively teach the importance of basic hygiene, emphasizing proper tooth brushing, hand washing, and general body cleanliness. Many of the daily routines that we carry out without thinking are not common practices with the children you will meet, but starting simple education early can go a long way for immediate and future healthcare. If you have a medical background, check-up clinics for local children and adults can be organized with your help.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

The aim and objective are to work towards the prevention of many avoidable health problems and easily communicable diseases through education.

Schedule

Monday to Friday

During the first half of the day, in the morning, a local doctor will meet with you and explain all of the various medical aspects as well as the medical needs of the local community. Later, you will be taken to local government schools to participate in the awareness campaign, health and hygiene teaching to children of various ages, first aid teaching, and many other health and medical-related programs that will be held for the children on a daily basis.

We will organize a general health check-up camp for the villagers once a month in collaboration with the local team of doctors. Free medicines and treatment will be made available to all.

The activity plan will be confirmed again every Friday. The working time will be around 5 – 6 hours a day

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age: 18

Maximum age: 65

Minimum English level: Basic

CRB required: On Signup

Passport copy required: –

Resume copy required: On Signup

Required qualification: Medical or nursing

Additional Requirements

  • It is preferred if you have an established medical background—studying on a pre-medical track, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational/physical therapy, or working in a relevant field
  • Understanding of healthcare principles.

Additional Equipment

No specific equipment is necessary.