SurfAid International Races Aid to Tsunami Areas
SurfAid International a non-profit organization founded by New Zealander Dr Dave Jenkins dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering through community-based health programs, has secured $500,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment, including 10,000 mosquito nets, 10,000 malaria, 2,000 treatments of ACT malaria drugs, 8,000 measles and tetanus vaccines, nutritional supplements and surgical supplies for Tsunami-stricken areas in Northern Indonesia. The one-time Dunedin surfer and Auckland Medical School graduate Dave Jenkins is Chairman and Medical Director of SurfAid International. During his time in rural general practice he became interested in indigenous, traditional medicine and the challenge of merging the best of ancient wisdoms and modern medical practice. He has dedicated the last 5 years to building SurfAid and to working with the Mentawai people.