PACIFIC HARBOUR - HEALTHCARE EDUCATION 2018
- G/FJI/PHHE 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 245€ per week, culture week mandatory to start the programme: 245€
- Code : G/FJI/PHHE 2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
The general health of average Fijians are quite good and robust as most of the youths are interested in Sports and they begin their training at an early age. However, as they get older, especially the women, they tend to get obese after births of their children. Since most of the local population live in the villages, they have little or no knowledge of hygiene and diet. This leads to a wide range of diseases like high blood sugar, cholesterol, hypertension etc. The other common diseases common in villages are skin eruptions/ lesions, urinary infections, gum disease and heart diseases. Our healthcare education initiative is in its infancy and requires the skills of both established medical and healthcare professionals and those who are interested in teaching basic first-aid and personal hygiene. This need for having project participants on either end of the medical spectrum arises due to the great extremes in hygiene and health practices. Apart from needing qualified professionals in order to conduct health camps and dental checkups, we also need participants who can educate people in the areas of basic first-aid and personal hygiene such as washing hands, brushing teeth and general cleanliness. This works towards the prevention of many avoidable health problems and easily communicable diseases. If you are interested in education and simple hygiene techniques, you are welcome to join the Healthcare Education project. Medical professionals who can offer guidance on the project’s development would be immensely valuable, however it is not imperative that participants have a medical background to join. As a participant of this project, you can support to run healthcare campaigns in local schools around Pacific Harbour, actively teach the importance of basic hygiene – emphasize brushing teeth correctly, washing hands 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. The aim and objective is to work towards the prevention of many avoidable health problems and easily communicable diseases.
About the Accommodation : Participants will stay at our centre which is located in the greater Pacific Harbour area, yet can vary depending on the project, Participants stay at our centre which is dorm style with an own bathroom. There are refrigerators at the accommodation for participant’s convenience. Food Arrangements : We serve breakfast and dinner at the normal time during the weekend. Breakfast is western style and lunch and dinner are typical Fijian style.
Less than an hour’s drive from Suva is Fiji’s adventure capital, the Pacific Harbor. The location is perfect, sitting along a beautiful stretch of coastline, on the Southeast coast of Viti Levu, only a two hour drive from Nadi international airport. The area lives up to its reputation as a spot for adrenaline junkies, offering a wide variety of activities to get your heart racing, from surfing and shark feeding to four-wheel-drive tours. For a more laid-back experience try a round of golf on the championship course, or enjoy a spot of fishing. Offering lush rainforests, rivers and waterfalls at your back door and a pristine 2km beach looking across to Beqa Island, Pacific Harbour is home to the world famous Beqa Lagoon and Beqa fire walkers.
A medical background or related work experience – Nursing and medical students welcome.