ANU Sport partners with Fiji Village Project

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Group of students speaking with Fijian residents.

ANU Sport is extremely proud to have partnered with the Fiji Village Project: an initiative allowing Australian and New Zealand medical students to visit select villages in Fiji to offer a variety of health screenings, construct water tanks, and complete rotations in local hospitals and nursing homes.

Supported by the John Curtain School of Medical Research (JCSMR), 15 Australians, 15 New Zealanders and 20 Fiji students studying medicine, nursing or dentistry are selected to travel to Fiji for 2 weeks to help improve the health of village communities in Fiji under the ‘World Health Organisation Healthy Islands Scheme’ framework.

ANU Sport has donated a Casual Entry 10 Pack and ANU Sport merchandise for the Fiji Village Project to raffle in their fundraising efforts for the project. We will also be providing some lightweight ANU Sport t-shirts to the ANU students embarking on this incredible journey to wear in the Fijian heat!

ANU Sport recognises and laments the gap in public health standards between Australia and less fortunate nations around the world. We hope that initiates such as the Fiji Village Project are able to assist these nations in approaching public health standards which are equitable and sustainable.

We wish the selected students safe travels and the best of luck in their fundraising efforts, and thank them for their demonstrated generosity to these Fijian communities!

If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, please visit the Fiji Village Project website here.

Medical student assisting Fijian woman