The Fiji Oxygen Project – No child should die for a lack of oxygen.

Yet too many do die from otherwise treatable illnesses because of variable access to good quality oxygen in Fiji. The Rotary Club of Remuera Inc, working in partnership with other charities and trusts, is working to raise $650,000 in order to provide reliable oxygen supplies to Health Clinics throughout Fiji. This is a project worthy of wide support and I fully endorse it and would like to see it come to fruition as soon as possible. I would appreciate Rotarians giving their full support to this project.

The Fiji Oxygen Project is designed to save the lives of children, in hospitals and clinics, who are currently dying due to the lack of a reliable supply of oxygen ...
Please see the link to the CK O2 video. -     And here for the one-page summary
A few brief points highlighted, as follows: 
  • An Oxygen concentrator removes the nitrogen from the ambient air;                                       
  • The oxygen remaining can be used immediately or stored;
  • Each machine is powered by a solar panel and the technology is well proven; and               
  • Training for the use of the machine, maintenance and repair is provided and ongoing supervision carried out.
In combination two problems are solved:            
  1. The unreliability of a constant electricity supply; and            
  2. The cost, uncertainty and inconvenience of relying on imported oxygen cylinders.
A few of these units have already been successfully installed, but many more are needed. The units have had major and positive impacts on the likes of Taveuni Hospital and its patients,
helping to bring essential oxygen in economic ways.
Two points which deserve emphasis are:            
  1. The project is designed to be run by locals, for locals; and            
  2. We believe that the project has the potential for global expansion.
Initially we aim to supply the equipment to 11 hospitals and health clinics.  The Project has the support of both the past and present District Governors, with Rotary Remuera enlisting the support of Clubs in District 9920 and other groups and organisations, with the belief it is a project deserving of wide support.