The partnership between Fiji’s High Commission in London and PhysioNet UK in the provision of the mobility and physio equipment will assist the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) in Fiji to enhance its reach out and assistance.
UK in collaboration with the Fiji High Commission, loaded its 16th consignment
of medical equipment, bound for Fiji, on the 01st of February, 2020. This
continued support has been provided to the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) of
Fiji since 2010 with donations of mobility aid and physiotherapy equipment.
Founder and Trustee, Mr. Peter Thompson was joined by Fiji’s High Commissioner
to UK, Mr Jitoko Tikolevu, members of PhysioNet Management and students based
in the Catterick area, UK, along with Fijian British Army Officers based
in Catterick and Dishforth, to load the 40’ feet container with medical
equipment supplies amounting to approximately FJD$11,000.
Tikolevu thanked the PhyisoNet Trustees and the wider membership and support,
for this continued assistance provided to the Spinal Injuries Association of
Fiji. High Commissioner noted that this ‘repeated support from PhysioNet not
only improves the lives of persons living with disabilities in Fiji, but also
empowers their wellbeing’.
Tikolevu further acknowledged the distinctive people to people relationship
between Fiji and the UK.
was established in 2005 with the aim of providing refurbished physiotherapy and
mobility equipment, collected throughout the UK, to assist the persons living
with disabilities. In doing so they have been able to reach out to developing
countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
was awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2017.