Volunteers wanted at Nias!

Swellnet Dispatch

Friends of Nias is a recently established foundation providing medical help to the people of Lagundri Bay.

They're currently recruiting volunteers to work in their clinic. This involves running a free daily clinic at the volunteer's convenience (usually for 1-3 hours). The clinic would be run with a local team of Dr Asni, plus nurses and a pharmacist. As there's a local 4G tower, Friends of Nias can offer remote help for diagnostic challenges.

Friends of Nias co-founder Dr Raf Ghabrial (at left) with the local team and German medical student Steffan Fries

The role is suitable for any doctor, nurse, physio, or paramedic.

Senior medical students are welcome and may get accredited for elective/option time. Any period can be accomodated, from one week up to eight weeks.

Volunteers can stay at the Friends of Nias clinic in an air-conditioned bedroom within the clinic, situated right across the road from the point.

The accommodation is modest but free. The clinic fully equipped.

There are waves all year, with larger swells more frequent from April to October. 

This is a great opportunity to be immersed in the village community and make a real difference. Health issues are not well served at Lagundri Bay and there is minimal access for locals. All locals are treated free of charge, with tourists billed through their travel insurance 

Friends of Nias are filling the roster for 2019 and beyond right now.

Please direct all enquiries to the Friends of Nias website.

(Homepage image Hoole/McCoy)

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blindboy commented Thursday, 13 Dec 2018 at 3:10pm

I knew I should have studied medicine!

Laurie McGinness

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syril500 commented Thursday, 13 Dec 2018 at 8:12pm

Only costs about $200 a week to eat and sleep there

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groovie commented Friday, 14 Dec 2018 at 6:01am

DO THEY NEED ANY TEACHERS?

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mad1 commented Friday, 14 Dec 2018 at 11:32am

Thanks Stu, just threw my hat in the ring. wouldn't have known if SN didn't promote it

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stunet commented Friday, 14 Dec 2018 at 11:41am

You're welcome, M1. Dr Raf is a champion.

And good on you for offering to help.

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blindboy commented Friday, 14 Dec 2018 at 2:00pm

....and of course, for those of us lacking the necessary skills, you can a,ways donate!
https://www.wra.org.au/1807NiasMedical

Laurie McGinness

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P'tai commented Friday, 14 Dec 2018 at 2:31pm

Thanks for the link BB, all sponsored up!! Hope to get there one day too.

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Robo commented Saturday, 15 Dec 2018 at 8:24am

They used to give Doctors free stay at G-Land once, when i was there 20 years ago there was 2 NZ doctors, one had to stitch the others head up, lol.