We are focusing our efforts on:
1) providing clean, safe drinking water; 2) medical assistance through our clinic; and 3) rebuilding damaged buildings – in that order.
In Fiji 31% of people live in absolute poverty and national assistance programs only reach 1 in 10 of those people. Animals are barely cared for. NGF built and continues to provide a veterinary clinic, the only one of its kind in the region. NGF brings veterinarians from the main island to staff our clinic, providing the only veterinary care on Vanua Levu Island. We arrange neutering for pets and strays, as well as veterinary trips to remote outer islands. Hungry dogs kill livestock and pose health issues to the local community. NGF continues to bring vets to the area, sometimes providing transport and accommodation. A vet's visit is normally less than a week in length, during which time we typically treat over 150 animals with antibiotics, de-worming, flea and tick treatments, as well as various surgical procedures. We do this as frequently as is possible given that there are only a few vets in the entire country. If you are a vet or a veterinary technician and you want to help our community, please email us.