Fiji Public Health & Nutrition- Review by Ben

‘My time volunteering in Fiji with the IVI public health program was one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences of my life. It was a fulfilling experiences to help such beautiful people that are facing very serious but preventable health issues. The services, accommation etc. provided by IVI were far better than I could of ask for. The other …

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Fiji Nutrition & Public Health- Review by Ella

I had a great time! I am thankful for the trip 🙂 Returning to the Melbourne cold has been a bit of a freeze haha Here is my feedback! Highlights of the trip: The trip would not have been the same without the amazing pals I shared it with. Sharing this experience with them was bonding to the max haha. …

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Healthcare Outreach Samoa Report – Sheraton Resorts

Hey Lauren, Hope you’re doing well! Sorry for my late response, I continued traveling after Fiji and internet has been sometimes scarce so I have been rather offline, which is not a bad thing I suppose 🙂 I’ll try to summarize my feedback as per your request below, but I’m happy to give you more insights should you want to …

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Nutrition & Public Health 2019 Fiji

Oh so blessed to work with a bunch of likeminded legends to complete health checks on the local Fijian people over the past two weeks Involvement Volunteers International Our first week was spent in Lautoka with a beautiful host family. I’ll be forever grateful for their hospitality and support while staying in their home! From here we ventured to two …

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Nutrition & Public Health 2019 Review

Hi Lauren, yes of course! Highlights of the trip: I love every second of it but if I have to choose my favourite ones would be the goat track from Nameka to Natuva village. It was one of the hardest thing I’ve ever done BUT seeing other volunteers ahead of me really motivated me to keep moving my feet through …

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Fiji Public Health & Nutrition- Review 2019

I had the most wonderful time in Fiji, thank you! Probably the greatest experience of my life so far 🙂 I was going to post this little spill up on my Facebook along with some more photos. Fiji ~ vinaka vakalevu for such an eye opening experience! I learnt so much in the little time I was here and my …

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Fiji Nutrition & Health- Review by Valerie

The time spent in Fiji was for me a formative time. I’ve really appreciated to be back to the “island” community, with their smile and life philosophy, with a health purpose in mind. I’ve also met supportive and nice people in the team. I would love to be back in Fiji or Vanuatu when finances permitted. Could you also please …

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Fiji Public Health Outreach Paramedic Review

Hi Lauren, Im so glad i could help out as much as i could, it was a very rewarding experience, i learnt a lot! All the girls on my team were amazing! Highlights of the trip: My highlight has ro be getting to visit the village on Vio Island, meeting the locals and carrying out the health checks on probably …

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Fiji Nutrition & Public Health- Review by Holly

Hi Lauren, thank you so much for everything. I found it really hard to put into words what the experience truly meant for me- it was so powerful I’m kind of at a loss, but I hope this is ok x Holly’s Testimony IVI’s Nutrition and Health Program in Fiji has been such a special and truly unique experience that I feel …

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Public Health Outreach Fiji Blog – Gabriella

CHECK OUT GABRIELLA’S AMAZING NATURAL HEALTHCARE WEBSITE www.herbaceous.net.au Hello there! As you may know, I have recently returned from volunteering in Fiji. Firstly, I wanted to say a huge thank-you to everyone who donated to my crowdfunding campaign. Your generosity certainly helped me to achieve my goal of bringing healthcare to Fijians. I warmly invite you to brew yourself a cup of …

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Review – Nutrition & Public Health Outreach Fiji

A long long way from home brought me into a new world for me full of… coconuts, pineapples, curries, wonderful and welcoming people, amazing volunteers from all over the world, inspirational and heart-breaking stories which opened my mind and completely changed my perspective of the world where money, time and complaint were on my day-to-day. Today I can say that …

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Fiji Nutrition Program Review

Hi Lauren, Thank-you so much for your kind words and organizing this project along with Masi, Mare and Jules.  These two weeks have been an unforgettable experience and I wish I was still in Fiji!  As requested, please see below my comments. Highlights of the trip: The overall culture in Fiji: It was incredible to see how humble and community …

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Fiji has highest death rate from diabetes in the world

HOW CAN YOU HELP? FIJI NUTRITION & PUBLIC HEALTH PROJECT   More alarming data about the NCD crisis in Fiji is now emerging with the World Life Expectancy ranking on diabetes placing Fiji number one once again in the number of deaths caused by diabetes.  LINK TO ORIGINAL ARTICLE According to the World Life Expectancy ranking on diabetes, Fiji has the …

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Nursing & Public Health Program Fiji Review

Hi Lauren! Sorry for the late response, we were on the go very day! I loved our experience in Fiji for so many reasons, especially the people we got to know. Highlights of the trip: As a nurse, the most challenging but also interesting parts were the health checks in the Commune and the hospital experience. The commune because I felt needed and people …

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Medical Hospital Nursing & Public Health Outreach Fiji Review

Hello Lauren, Highlights of the trip: Volunteering in Fiji was an incredible and unforgettable experience. Each one of the projects allowed us to learn and understand a bit more about the community where we worked. As a nurse, I have to say that the most amazing experience was at Lautoka Hospital during the last 4 weeks (where we spent 2 …

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Nutrition & Public Health Fiji Blog – 2018

Disclosure: This is stupid long. Hands down the longest post I’ve ever made. So grab a coffee, a blanket, and enjoy ? LINK TO FIJI NUTRITION & PUBLIC HEALTH PROJECT To say I learned a lot in my two weeks in Fiji is an understatement. It opened my eyes to a whole new world. A world of “Fiji time” and coconuts. …

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Woman & Children’s Commune Experience Fiji

Hi Lauren, I’ve finally been able to put all of my thoughts and scribbled notes about my trip into an actual email! Sorry it’s taken a bit longer than expected but it’s taken some time to adjust. Thank you again for such an incredible opportunity. My trip to Fiji has been life changing. I’m sure Jules has filled you in …

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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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Public health & physiotherapy outreach project Fiji 2016

Bula Lauren! 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 organizing our placements, tie-ing up all the loose ends and being so patient, cheerful and accommodating in everything that you do! We …

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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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