The mission annually sends a volunteer medical team specialized in heart surgery to perform free treatment to the underprivileged in Fiji.
It is estimated that there are hundreds of patients in Fiji suffering from valvular heart disease requiring surgical intervention but are presently unable to receive this treatment in Fiji and they are not, primarily financially, able to travel abroad for it.
As we reach out to the wider community for their support to continue this service, we are reminded that although the Foundation has restored hope to hundreds of deprived families since 2006, hundreds more families eagerly await this mission to give them another chance of life.
To give these patients a second chance of life the mission objectives are :
• To undertake open heart surgery of heart valve replacement or repair and heart birth defects closure.
• To provide intensive care treatment and post-operative care until the patient is discharged from the hospital.
Friends of Fiji Heart Foundation (FOFHF) is a New Zealand registered charitable trust founded in 2006. Since it’s formation the Foundation has sent a mission to Fiji for each successive year to provide FREE cardiac surgery to the underprivileged people of Fiji.
Over the years the Foundation’s focus has expanded to include open heart surgery, pacemaker and coronary angiography, angioplasty and stenting.
As we reach out to the wider community for their support to continue this service, we are reminded that although the Foundation has restored hope to hundreds of deprived families over the past years, hundreds more families eagerly await the kind of certainty and restoration our work can bring through sacrifice and skills.
Your contribution counts....
100% of your contribution will go towards the operating cost i.e. sending the mission medical team of undertaking this annual life giving exercise that requires funding in excess of NZ$200,000 each year. Against this treatment worth over NZ$2m is achieved. This cost does not include the volunteer time from the skilled medical team, the project and administration team.