Nutrition & Public Health Program Fiji

Ten Minutes – My experience as a Naturopath in Fiji

August 16, 2017 by Jessica Trethowan “Oh wow, we have the same birthday” I said gently, sitting cross legged on the floor opposite a woman of my exact age, her name was Kaliti. She smiled weakly. She had been pleased to see me but there was an unbelievable sadness to her that made me want to talk softly and slowly so as …

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Review – Nutrition & Public Health Program Fiji

| BULA! | Have you wondered why I’ve been so quiet of late??? I have recently returned from an amazing experience volunteering in Fiji. Having wanted to volunteer since my teens, I had the unique opportunity of combining my passion for helping others with my wealth of experience in nutritional medicine and diabetes education to assist in encouraging the local …

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Public Health Program Fiji Review 2016

VOLUNTEER NUTRITION AND PUBLIC HEALTH, FIJI “From the moment you arrive in Fiji you will be struck by the natural beauty of the islands but equally moved by the genuine and kind-hearted Fijian people”…. these were the first couple of lines in my tourist guide and before landing I didn’t fully understand the meaning of these words. Today, after the …

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Fiji Health Clinic Review

Hi Lauren, sorry for the late reply. Back to normal life and work/study life is full on 🙂 I really enjoyed my experience over in Fiji. Masi certainly did a great job. There wasn’t a particular highlight but was great being accepted and appreciated in the different settings I volunteered, meeting new people and leaving an impact. The family home …

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Physiotherapy, Public Health & Nutrition Review – Fiji 2016

First and foremost, we would just like to say a huge ‘Vinaka vakalevu’ to you and the whole team at IVI for our time in this most, beautiful country. Thanks for all your hard work in organising our placements, tie-ing up all the loose ends and being so patient, cheerful and accommodating in everything that you do! We really felt …

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Nutrition & Public Health Fiji

Feedback and summary of my Volunteering Experience in Fiji   From the moment we arrived to Fiji we were greeted with smiling faces and welcomed into our home stay family.   At the Health Centre we were very grateful for all the time the staff spent orientating us to the Fijian culture and food practices. The centre does some amazing …

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Nutrition, Dietetics & Public Health Program – Fiji 2016

Hi Lauren, Thanks for checking up. I am having a wonderful time! The clinic is definitely different from what I am used to but it is going to be a great experience, culturally and professionally! The health team are very welcoming and I have really enjoyed outreach. I accompanied a nurse to a local family home for a health check …

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Nutrition, Dietetics & Public Health Program – Fiji 2016

Overall, the nutrition project in Fiji was a great experience! It was hands on from the get go, I worked alongside the Ministry of Health with the local health team made up of the nurses and a Dietitian. It was fantastic exposure and a……. great learning experience. It suited my dietetic background as a masters student and will really benefit …

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Dietetics & HealthCare Review – Fiji 2014

My time in Fiji was so good! I learnt more than I could have hoped for, and the experiences I had will be so beneficial for me in the long run. I was very lucky with the program and have to give a big thanks as I know it was difficult at times to make sure there was enough work …

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