During 17th–22nd August 2014, an annual medical camp was organised by 53 volunteers from Australia and 8 from Fiji for the first time on the island of Vanua Levu—in response to an acute need for medical care. The team consisted of general physicians, dermatologists, eye surgeons, optometrists, psychologists, a physiotherapist, dentists, dental hygienists, a dental prosthetist, and general volunteers. On the opening day, a medical conference was held at the medical school in Saweni, Lautoka. Two-day camps were then sponsored in each of the villages of Coqelua and Seaqaqa, near the city of Labasa. Assisting the Sathya Sai volunteers were 20 medical students and 20 students from the Labasa Sangam School of Nursing. A total of 1,736 patients were served over the four days, including 360 receiving dental care; 870, vision care; 880, general healthcare; 85, paediatric care; 141, dermatological treatment; 167, women’s healthcare; and 9, psychological assessments.

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Fiji - Patient being examined at medical camp