Saturday, May 21, 2011

Week 2

Cutest kids ever!
Bula! This week was a little more hands on, we were able to start some of our projects! I participated in an outreach clinic with the coolest Dr. I've ever met. He's from America and spends 9 months out of the year volunteering in Fiji. I don't think I've met a more relaxed and hilarious person before! But at the same time he's so brilliant and has so much to offer the people here. I was able to help out the nurses in a village called Matawalu. We did blood pressure tests and blood sugar level tests and measured height and weight. The people in the village pretty much have every ailment and just come to see the doctor when he comes to their village every 3 weeks. He has been attempting to manage their diabetes and hypertension and will diagnose and treat other smaller ailments, mainly infections. It is so interesting to see how this all works. Yesterday a few of our volunteers went to a school to help with their oral hygiene celebration. We ended up just painting faces all day! But it was so fun. This weekend we came to Nadi again to enjoy the beautiful beaches! Here are a few pictures! Enjoy!
Part of the group at the Sheraton!

1 comment:

  1. Miss you! Looks like an amazing experience! Can't wait for you to get home and to hear all about it! So happy for you!