What We Do
Funding, development and implementation of research-based solutions for some of the most serious health conditions affecting children in Fiji.
Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) Control and Prevention
In June 2014, a five-year partnership project commenced with the aim of preventing and reducing the impact of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in the Fiji Islands. Cure Kids is working collaboratively with the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Auckland District Health Board, and the Centre for International Child Health at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
The multi-million-dollar project was made possible as a result of joint funding provided through Cure Kids’ partnership with AccorHotels and MFAT’s New Zealand Partnerships for International Development Fund. FIJI Water Foundation generously provided funding for echocardiography machines which are critical to the delivery of the project. We are grateful for their support, and the support of our project delivery partners.
The Fiji Oxygen Project
No child, no person, should die for lack of oxygen. Severe pneumonia in children and severe newborn illnesses, for which oxygen is a life-saving treatment, are leading causes of death in the Pacific and worldwide.
This project addresses the pressing and challenging need in the Pacific to ensure that those needing oxygen, those with severe hypoxic (oxygen-starved) illnesses, get it.