Lakey Peak, on the island of Sumbawa, is one of surfing’s greatest and most known treasures. However, despite Lakey Peak attracting tourists from around the globe, nearby villages battle to keep mothers and their children alive. Among these many villages is Kuta – far removed from the glitz of the more familiar Kuta, Bali – Kuta, Sumbawa has incredibly high rates of infant, child and maternal death. The cause is insufficient health education; the effect is poor health behaviors, and SurfAid’s antidote is a robust Mother and Child Health Program. ...read more
Nearby to epic right hander Lagundri on the island of Nias, SurfAid has been making a significant impact in the village of Hiliduho over the last few years. The spirited and committed community health volunteers of Hiliduho have become true role models in leading their community health clinic to achieve the highest quality status: ‘Mandiri’ (independent). ...read more
Melkianus Pade, who everyone affectionately calls Melki, was a severely underweight 1 year old in Lamboya Barat, Sumba. With the help of a SurfAid trained health volunteer, his parents were able to greatly improve his health and probably even save his life.
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