Our path to helping shape and change the way children who live with serious diseases and health conditions are diagnosed and treated.
Cure Kids Fiji was launched in 2006 in partnership with AccorHotels and the New Zealand based charity Cure Kids, who were founded by Rotary 45 years ago. Since launching in Fiji, child health research and initiatives worth more than FJ $5m have been delivered in partnership with the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services.
2016 was the 10th Anniversary of the AccorHotel’s Race to Survive event, following on from the huge success of fundraising events in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 & 2014. The “AccorHotels Race to Survive for Cure Kids Fiji” is a fundraising team event in Fiji incorporating five days of physical and mental challenges as well as community service. More than FJ $2.5m has been raised by AccorHotels through the event, with the last two events alone raising more than FJ $1.4m.
Initially, funds raised from the events were used to purchase and maintain life-saving medical equipment in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit and the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit wards in Lautoka, Nadi and Suva Hospitals.
For the past six years, AccorHotel’s support has focused on funding Cure Kids Fiji’s involvement in preventing and improving outcomes for children living with rheumatic heart disease (RHD). RHD is a potentially life-threating condition affecting one in 50 school-aged children in Fiji. This is among the highest rates in the world.
This life-saving work has developed into a national programme which is being delivered in partnership with the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MoHMS) With financial support from additional partners including the FIJI Water Foundation and the NZAid Programme, as well as technical partners from Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Auckland District Health Board. This programme is benefitting thousands of young Fijians.