Prem baby
Vanuatu's
INFANT MORTALITY
is close to
10 TIMES
that of Australia's
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ONLY 40%
OF 6-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN
ARE ENROLLED
AT SCHOOL
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WE WORK WITH THE PEOPLE OF
VANUATU
to improve health & education
& YOU CAN HELP US DO MORE

The Melanie Jewson Foundation was established following the untimely and sudden death of Melanie and continues the work she started over 15 years ago.

Vanuatu has been classified by the United Nations as a Least Developed Country. Its health and education systems are in desperate need.One in two Ni-Vanuatu children will not attend high school and Vanuatu’s budget for health per person is 37 times less than Australia’s.We respond to this overwhelming need by working with the people of Vanuatu to foster opportunities for improved health and education.

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  Port Vila, Vanuatu

FILL A CRATE FOR THE VILA CENTRAL HOSPITAL

Approximately twice a year The Melanie Jewson Foundation fills a crate of consumables and equipment for the Vila Central Hospital. Any hospital requires countless small items to support its day to day running and without easy access to quality cannulas…[read more]

$2,611

CURRENT COLLECTION

131% funded

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$2,000

TARGET NEEDED

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"The Melanie Jewson Foundation is an inspiration for many...

...I am honoured to be a Patron."

- Richard Marles MP, Patron

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"...congratulations for all the wonderful things

you continue to achieve through the foundation!"

- Martin Sheen, Patron

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What We've Achieved

Together we have made a difference.
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Money Spent $5330
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Money Spent $4200
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Money Spent $2150
"...the CTG machine is really helping us in the midwifery ward.....it is like an extra pair of hands for us....it helps to save lives of babies...."
- Sister Janet

Senior Midwife

Vila Central Hospital
"The consumables that the MJF provide are very helpful, because we often ask for things and we just can’t get them."
- Dr. Seriana Natuman

Head of Medicine

Vila Central Hospital
"The diathermy machine the MJF donated is a vital aspect of surgical services and it is used every single day."
- DR. TREVOR CULWICK

Head of Surgery

Vila Central Hospital

We have been really busy recently organising our next crate of medical supplies. This year MJF Health has been working in close partnership with the h

We were thrilled to receive several thousand dollars from the I Can Read campaign to purchase readers and resources. In our recent trip to V

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Foundation Partners

Generously supporting us through donated services or financial assistance.
ConMed
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Kalgin
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Harwood-Andrews