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Rotarians Combat Typhoid Outbreak

The news was bad.  Days prior to the scheduled Safe Water Station deployment in Nacodreudreu Village, typhoid broke out. The planned deployment was cancelled by the Fiji Ministry of Health. Savusavu Rotarians had the means to fight the typhoid outbreak but they couldn’t go. Or could they? The groups came up with a plan to deploy Safe Water Stations to Nacodreudreu and keep the Rotarian volunteers safe. The Rotarians doused themselves with insect repellent, drank only filtered water, and rolled out Safe Water Stations to 46 homes.

Savusavu Rotarians Visit Point Loma Rotary

plrc-2017-jeff-susan-frank-3Point Loma Rotary Club President Frank White (right) greeted Susan Stone and Jeff Mather of the Savusavu Rotary Club.  Jeff is the Fiji Home Water Filtration Project lead for Fiji.  Jeff and Susan shared their experiences assembling and deploying Safe Water Stations in Savusavu community villages near their home.  Susan takes an active role planning and preparing village deployments.  Shortly after their visit in September they returned to Savusavu to work with the Ministry of Health to plan November deployments.