Ruel Foundation Fiji
Looking to a brighter future
Consisting of a population of around 874,000 spread among three hundred and thirty two islands, Fiji is one of the more advanced nations in the South Pacific. Communication and travel is difficult and expensive, many children with lefts of the lip and palate go undetected and many of those who are detected are unable to meet the costs of receiving available treatment.
By engaging local government and health services we are working towards an end goal of handing over a sustainable programme to address cleft lip issues in Fiji. We anticipate by 2017 we will have an oversight role of the local multi-discipliary team, who will be well co-ordinated, orchestrated and effective in continuing this service with minimal involvement from the Ruel Foundation.